Job: Postdoctoral Fellow- High-Pressure Materials Synthesis

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary: 73,500

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applications for an experimental postdoctoral position focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel materials produced under high-pressure conditions. The position will involve the use of equipment including diamond anvil cells and large-volume presses (Paris-Edinburgh / multianvil) to synthesize novel materials with an emphasis on extended covalent frameworks, as well as physical properties characterization under both high-pressure and ambient conditions. 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 synthesis, characterization using powder/single-crystal diffraction, Raman/infrared spectroscopies and optoelectronic properties. 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 available starting in 2024 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 a minimum of two references.

Only complete applications submitted via the website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will work at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.