Postdoctoral Associate Positions at EFree

Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree), an Energy Frontier Research Center at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory, seeks applications for Postdoctoral Associates for the design, synthesis and stabilization of revolutionary materials for energy conversion, storage and transport. These positions are open to candidates with both experimental and theoretical expertise in topics including solid state physics / chemistry, materials synthesis, high-pressure techniques, photovoltaics, batteries, superconductivity, crystal structure prediction, and condensed-matter and materials theory. Postdoctoral Associates within EFree will work closely with world-leading groups at partner institutions including Caltech, Cornell, Penn State, Lehigh, and Colorado School of Mines, as well as at our partner facilities at the Advanced Photon Source, the Spallation Neutron Source, and the National Synchrotron Light Source. Collaborations at the interface between experiment and theory are encouraged.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in the physical sciences or engineering.

Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments and will be self-motivated to accomplish interdisciplinary research goals.

Appointments will be given for one year, with the potential for renewal for a second year pending progress and available funding. Positions are available starting immediately, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae (including publications and contact information for three references) and 1-2 page statement of research interests.

To submit an application, click here. Only complete applications submitted via the Carnegie Institution of Washington website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will work at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC, with the possibility of extended work at DOE user facilities at Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Brookhaven National Laboratories, and EFree partner institutions. 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.


Job posted: 3/25/15