The Geochemistry / Chemical Engineering program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Florida State University (FSU), seeks a postdoctoral researcher in single crystal and powder diffraction analysis. The candidate selected is expected to conduct research on the mineralogy and recovery of critical minerals, particularly rare earth elements. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for up to two additional years conditional upon performance and availability of funding.
Facilities available include dedicated state-of-the-art diffraction equipment with environmental controls. For further details on other facilities at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory see https://nationalmaglab.org/magnet-development/magnet-science-technology/facilities-capabilities/. Facilities available for this project include microscopy, alpha autoradiography (Beaquant-s), high resolution ICP-MS, ion chromatography, a Class-100 clean laboratory, gamma spectrometry, as well as physical property measurement systems.
The NHMFL is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising FSU, UF, and LANL. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. We encourage women and all underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to apply. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
A PhD in mineralogy, petrology, materials science, chemistry, or other field providing expertise in X-ray diffraction is required. Interested applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to T. Siegrist (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, these researchers use our facilities for free, probing fundamental questions about materials, energy and life. Their findings result in more than 400 scientific publications a year in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters.