Job: Postdoctoral Fellow – Carbon Clathrate Superconductors

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory


Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applications for a postdoctoral position focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel carbon-based clathrate materials. The position will focus on using high-pressure and high-temperature conditions to synthesize and characterize unique diamond-like crystalline carbon clathrate compounds with potential for high-temperature superconductivity. The successful candidate will work closely in a team comprised of experimental and computational physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. Please refer questions to

Minimum qualifications:  A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is the requirement for this position.

Desired qualifications:  Expertise in solid-state physics/chemistry and characterization of electrical transport and magnetic properties, including superconductivity. Experience with Physical Properties Measurement Systems (PPMS). Understanding of high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or large-volume press techniques is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility for an additional year pending progress and availability of funds. The position is expected to be available starting July 2022, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.  This position will be based on the campus of the Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

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