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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics

Research Positions

Current Team Openings

The Institute is internationally known for its state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research, and offers numerous opportunities to participate in research teams and leadership roles. Please see our current openings directly below for additional information and consider joining our growing team!

Institute for Shock Physics (ISP), Pullman, WA

Research Project Engineer
The Institute’s overall research theme is “Understanding Materials under Extreme Conditions” and the research activities involve state-of-the-art experiments to understand the response of materials subjected to high dynamic stresses. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting with experiments, operating electro-optic instrumentation, and continually improving the experimental facilities.

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Dynamic Compression Science
We have openings for postdoctoral research associates and are looking for creative, self-motivated experimentalists who have the ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment. These positions are located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA.

Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL), Spokane, WA

No positions at this time, please check back.

The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), Argonne, IL

Laser/Optical Physicist
We are looking to hire a Laser/Optical Physicist who enjoys hands-on work and problem solving in a fast paced, research environment. The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Lemont, IL. As such, DCS staff are considered to be “resident users” and must adhere to ANL policies and procedures, including the completion of required training courses.