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High Pressure Physics, Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Deleted on 1/01/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar Position in High Pressure Physics.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This position is funded by a DOE contract to design and conduct independent experimental research on materials under high pressures and temperatures as part of the program of the High Pressure Science and Engineering Center. The employee is expected to conceive and do original research, and to publish regularly in refereed professional journals. The employee will be expected to conduct research in laser spectroscopy, x-ray and neutron diffractions, high P-T materials synthesis, crystal structure analysis, equation of state, constitutive property, acoustic elasticity, phase transformation, and reaction kinetics of novel compounds, energetic materials, metals, ceramics, and minerals of interest.

This position requires a Doctorate in Physical Science from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years of related professional experience. Other requirements include a thorough understanding of condensed matter science (chemistry, physics, materials science, or mineral physics), x-ray/neutron diffraction and scattering, including automatic collection of diffraction and scattering data, diamond-anvil cell methods, large volume press, shock recovery, and beam line operations at synchrotron light sources including state-of-the-art developments; good analytical, computational, and experimental or theoretical skills; good communication and team work skills.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin December 15, 2012 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Professor Yusheng Zhao, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or
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