Vacancy Announcement: Postdoctoral Associate--Planetary Interior Processes


Postdoctoral Associate – Planetary Interior Processes

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for postdoctoral positions in the field of experimental mineral physics. The research will focus on the Earth’s and planetary interior processes and properties.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have a PhD degree in Geosciences or related fields by the time of the employment. Experience in research using at least one of the high-pressure tools (piston-cylinder apparatus, multi-anvil device, diamond-anvil cell, or gas-gun) is required. Candidates should be familiar with at least one of the analytical tools (synchrotron X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, or electron microprobe).

Desired qualifications: Knowledge of planetary interior processes and properties is desirable. Successful candidates are expected to work both independently and in collaborative group environment.

The appointment is for one year, with possible renewal for a second year pending progress. The positions are available after July 1, 2017. Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. 

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