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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: X-ray Studies of Dynamically Compressed Materials

We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate (experimentalist) to investigate the properties of dynamically compressed materials using in-situ x-ray probing in single event experiments. The scientific objectives are to provide a multi-lengthscale understanding of the time dependent phenomena that occur in materials undergoing rapid compression. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual, who is excited about taking on the challenges of research on materials under extreme conditions.

This position is located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA. However, this work will involve travel to conduct experiments at the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), located at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. More details about the DCS may be found at www.dcs-aps.wsu.edu.

The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), Argonne, IL

Laser Physicist/Engineer at the Dynamic Compression Sector
We are looking to hire a Laser Physicist/Engineer who enjoys hands-on work and problem solving in a fast-paced, research environment. The DCS research activities involve state-of-the-art, dynamic compression experiments that utilize x-ray and optical measurements to understand the response of materials on nanosecond time-scales at high dynamic stresses. The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, 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.

X-Ray Scientist
We are looking to hire an X-ray Scientist, with a strong background in Condensed Matter Physics, 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, Argonne, IL. The DCS research activities involve state-of-the-art, dynamic compression experiments that utilize x-ray and optical measurements on nanosecond time-scales to understand the response of materials at high dynamic stresses.

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