Job: Postdoctoral Fellow–High-Pressure Materials Synthesis

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory


Location: Washington, D.C.

The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), 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 physics/chemistry and characterization of optical and electrical 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 expected to be available starting fall 2022, and will remain open until filled.  The position will be based at the Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. This is an FLSA Exempt position.   Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

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