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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

Postdoctoral Research Position: Condensed Matter Physics
The ISP seeks a postdoctoral research associate for experimental condensed matter research focusing on structural changes and thermodynamic response (equilibrium and non equilibrium) in solids under extreme conditions.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Material Strength at High Pressures
The ISP seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research activities related to material strength and phase transitions in matter at high pressures and extremely high strain rates.

Research Operations Engineer
The ISP seeks a strongly self-motivated and talented individual with a strong experimental aptitude to contribute significantly through hands-on experimental work in a fast-paced creative environment.

Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL), Spokane, WA

Postdoctoral Research Position:  Computational Biomechanics
The ASL has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct knee focused biomechanics research. The position will require a candidate with an interest applying machine learning approaches to computational knee model development and related clinical diagnosis, which requires programming skills, critical thinking, and a background in mechanics and data analysis.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Optics and Spectroscopy
The ASL has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct basic and applied research in experimental optics and spectroscopy.

The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), Lemont, IL

Immediate openings for physicists who enjoy hands-on work and problem solving in a fast-paced research environment where real-time,  atomistic-scale investigations of condensed matter phenomena are undertaken in many single-event experiments through time-resolved, in-situ measurements utilizing the tunable, high energy X-ray capabilities at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.

Laser/Optical Physicist

Optical Physicist

X-Ray/Solid State Physicist