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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center for Matter at Atomic Pressure (CMAP), a multi-institutional enterprise anchored at the University of Rochester, invites applications for the following positions.

All of the above-listed positions at the University of Rochester are part of the larger CMAP NSF Physics Frontiers Center, a collaboration among the University of Rochester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University at Buffalo, University of California–Berkeley, University of California–Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Participating team members communicate weekly.

Positions may be available for multiple years, depending on performance.

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Description
We are seeking applications for a postdoc position aimed at developing high pressure instrumentation for x-ray spectroscopy and scattering experiments at the upgraded Advanced Photon Source. Please see the link below for further details and the application process, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Website
https://argonne.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Argonne_Careers/job/Postdoctoral-Appointee—Development-of-high-pressure-instrumentation-for-the-upgraded-Advanced-Photon-Source_414173

Contact
Dr. Gilberto Fabbris: gfabbris@anl.gov

Description
We have an open Ph.D. position at the Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany. The topic of the project which is funded by the DFG is the calculation of the dynamic ion-ion structure factor in warm dense matter (Al, Fe, …). The partner group at European XFEL in Schenefeld (PD Dr. Ulf Zastrau) aims at performing corresponding high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering experiments within the joint project.

The position is available from January 1st, 2023, or later (flexible starting date).

Website
https://jobs.uni-rostock.de/jobposting/1199ae199dd86a34319332342d958d787c72d0220?ref=homepage

Deadline
October 31, 2022

Contact
Dr. Ronald Redmer: ronald.redmer@uni-rostock.de

Description
We have a postdoc opening at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in cooperation with the University of Rostock in the field of plasma physics at X-ray free electron lasers. In particular for design, preparation, and performing complex experiments combining high-energy and ultra-high intensity Iasers with X-ray free electron Iasers for a most complete dynamic characterization of solid-state density plasmas, in particular warm dense matter. The position will benefit from the newly available HIBEF infrastructure at the High Energy Density Instrument of European XFEL and will investigate specific science cases with applications in planetary physics, stellar physics, relativistic laser-matter interactions, and materials science. The position will be based primarily in Rostock or Dresden, depending on the specific interest of the successful candidate.

The Position is available from January 1st or later (flexible starting date).

Website
https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pOid=67236&pContLang=en

Deadline
November 1, 2022

Contact
Dr. Dominik Kraus: d.kraus@hzdr.de

Description
LSPM invites applications for a research engineer position, presently as a 1-year contract with the potential to be transformed into a permanent position.

Website
https://www.lspm.cnrs.fr/en/research-engineer_x-ray-diffraction_lspm/

Description
I am pleased to share that we are hiring a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Maths and Physics and the Centre for Light-Matter Interactions at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. The project will focus on performing experiments from laser-compressed or ultra-fast laser heated matter combined with hard X-ray scattering techniques including X-ray diffraction and inelastic X-ray scattering at large-scale user facilities.

The starting date is expected to be January 2023.

Website
https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=014441Huf5&WVID=6273090Lgx&LANG=USA

Deadline
October 31, 2022

Contact
Dr. Emma Elizabeth McBride: e.mcbride@qub.ac.uk

Description
I would like to bring your attention to a postdoctoral position open at IMPMC lab, Sorbonne Université in Paris, France. The project concerns the experimental study of liquid-liquid transitions, polymorphism, and second critical points in dense liquids. This involves the use of static high pressure presses (DAC, Paris-Edinburg press), laser and resistive heating, optical spectroscopies (Raman, Brillouin), and x-ray-based diagnostics (x-ray diffraction, small angle x-ray scattering, radiography) at synchrotron sources.

The starting date is planned for January 2023.

Website
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7590-FREDAT-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN

Contact
Frédéric Datchi: frederic.datchi@sorbonne-universite.fr

Description
The University of Edinburgh has just announced the creation of 30 tenure track Fellowships aimed at fostering cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and innovation. We expect that 10 of these Fellowships will be in the College of Science and Engineering. As with the University’s previous round of Chancellor’s Fellow appointments, the aim is that at least 50% of the Fellow appointments will be women and 20% will be individuals from black and minority ethnic groups. There will be a second round of 30 more Fellowships next year (Sept 2023).

Deadline
November 28, 2022

Website
https://www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering/staff/human-resources/chancellors-fellows

Contact
Dr. Malcolm McMahon: M.I.McMahon@ed.ac.uk

Description
The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), a division of the Carnegie Institution for Science, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships at its campus in Washington, DC. Multiple positions are available. EPL scientists engage in observational, experimental, and theoretical research in fields including astronomy, cosmochemistry, data science, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geodynamics, geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science, physics and chemistry of materials, and volcanology. Applicants’ primary fields of research should overlap with one or more of these areas. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration with multiple research areas on campus is encouraged. New fellows will join a supportive community of about 25 postdoctoral scientists and 30 staff and research scientists engaged in understanding the origin and evolution of Earth and planets and materials under extreme conditions.

Learn more
Research and facilities: https://epl.carnegiescience.edu
Postdoctoral fellowships and experience: https://epl.carnegiescience.edu/postdoctoral

Application Website
https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/2023-carnegie-postdoctoral-fellowships-at-earth-and-planets-laboratory

Deadline
November 14, 2022

Description
The Carnegie Institute of Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the high-pressure-temperature behavior of planetary core materials, specifically the ultrahigh-PT phase stability and melting in the iron-carbon system. The project will focus on the high-pressure-temperature structure and phase stability of the iron-carbon system, with applications to understanding the behavior of materials under extreme conditions and their implications for the interiors of Earth and exoplanets. The project will involve using high-powered lasers to dynamically compress materials to the extreme pressure and temperature conditions of planetary cores, collecting diffraction and laser interferometry data. The candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments at National User Facilities and analyzing experimental data. As part of our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, we encourage applicants from underrepresented groups and backgrounds and applicants with non-traditional career paths. The Carnegie Institution 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 another protected group status.

Qualifications
● Ph.D. in Geosciences, Physics, Materials Science, or a related field.
● Strong hands-on experimental skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a group environment.
● Expertise with high-pressure experiments, whether dynamic or static.

Application Materials Required
● Cover Letter
● Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
● Statement of research interests, and the contact information of three references.

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of 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.

Website
https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-7/

Contact
Sally Tracy: sjtracy@carnegiescience.edu

Description
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a full‐time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. This is an open position, and all areas of physics and astronomy will be considered. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or a related field. A successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the potential to develop a world-class research program, achieve excellence in teaching students at all levels, and possess a strong commitment to providing service to the department, university, and professional communities.

Candidates from all fields of physics and astronomy are welcome to apply. To be assured full consideration, submit your application by November 18, 2022. Applications received after the initial deadline will be considered until the search is concluded. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research; statement of teaching; statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; authorization to release information form; one publication you feel best exemplifies your achievements and potential, along with an explanation as to why; and letters of recommendation.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professors to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Submit applications online via UC Davis Recruit. Job listing #JPF05241

Website
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05241

Learn more about the department
http://www.physics.ucdavis.edu

Contact
physics-open-search@ucdavis.edu

Description
The Laboratory for Quantum Matter under Extreme Conditions (LQMEC) at the University of São Paulo (USP) is pleased to announce that we are looking for an outstanding and enthusiastic researcher to work on the postdoc project: Unveiling novel correlated spin states with experiments under simultaneous extreme conditions.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics concluded less than 7 years and with experience in high-pressure and low-temperature experiments can apply by sending:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae, including two Reference Contact Names/emails (max. 5 pages)
  2. A Motivation letter to work in Larrea’s group at LQMEC

The appointment must start in 12/2022 and extends up to 2 years.

Website
https://lqmec.com/openings/

Contact
Prof. Julio Antonio Larrea Jiménez: lqmec@usp.br

Deadline
October 28, 2022

Description
I seek applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of machine learning materials space. This is a collaborative effort between materials, energy sciences, and machine learning initiatives at SLAC. The collaborative team we establish will use state-of-the-art machine learning protocols, coupled with synthesis, in situ experimental characterizations, and theoretical modeling to discover new materials. For example, we are particularly interested in exploring the chemical and phase space by adding pressure as a dimension. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Yu Lin and Dr. Youssef Nashed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Dr. Chunjing Jia at the University of Florida. The position is open to all candidates with a background in data science, condensed matter physics, solid-state chemistry, and high-pressure science. Research background and interest in a number of these areas are desirable. If you wish to apply for the position, please email your CV and a cover letter summarizing your research background and interests to Dr. Yu Lin.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The initial contract will be for one year, with a possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Contact
Dr. Yu Lin: lyforest@slac.stanford.edu

Description
I have an open position for a postdoc in Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The work will focus on density functional theory development and application, including orbital-free, particularly for warm dense matter including equation of state and transport properties. Additional focus will be on the broad-range modeling of such systems. More details are in the LANL posting, with the job number: IRC107539.

Website
https://lanl.jobs/search/jobdetails/postdoctoral-researcher-in-first-principles-methods/6f0c7200-441e-4b5d-b8b8-b2fe9f2369ae

Contact
Melanie Louise Vigil: melaniev@lanl.gov

Description
We have an opening for a 6-year (3+3) Research Scientist/Lecturer in Experimental Mineral Physics at the University of Münster (Germany). We would appreciate it if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of potential candidates. This is a public servant (Beamte) position.

Earlier or later starting date can be negotiated.

Website
https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20220907_mb1.html

Contact
Dr. Maria del Carmen Sanchez Valle: sanchezm@uni-muenster.de

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