北京高压科学研究中心
Center for High Pressure Science &Technology Advanced Research




Postdoctoral research position for hcp group


High-pressure Chemistry in nanoPores (hcp) group of High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), Shanghai, China, is now seeking international applicants for postdoctoral positions in the field of high pressure researches on mineral physics, materials science, or crystallography. The research project will focus on studying structural and chemical changes of diverse porous and layered minerals/materials under pressure and temperature conditions for geochemical/technological purposes. Depending on the assigned research topic and strength of the candidate, there will be opportunities to work abroad for extended time.


Qualifications: Ph.D in geoscience, materials science, crystallography or a related field is required. Applicants are expected to be familiar with high pressure and synchrotron technigues such as diamond anvil cells and usage of diffraction, scattering, or spectroscopy beamlines. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work independently and perform collaborative researches. Preference will be given for the candidate who can speak both English and Korean.

Stipend: The annual salary will depend on candidates' experience. For a first-time postdoctoral applicant, the starting salary is 200,000 RMB (~32,000 US dollars). There will be additional research and travel support for conducting experiments overseas.


The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of a second year extension upon mutual agreement and funding availability. The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Application package consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references must be forwarded to Dr. Yongjae Lee (yongjaelee@hpstar.ac.cn).








Postdoctoral research associate position for computational high-pressure research


Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions in the computational theory group, center for high pressure science and technology advanced research (HPSTAR), Shanghai, China. Currently we seek one position for two years and it is possible to seek multiple researchers depending on the quality of applicants. The research topic of interest comprises 1) novel materials predictions for Energy challenge and 2) understanding of the composition of the deep lower mantle (DLM) conditions. For novel functional materials project, first principle based crystal structure predictions will be used and other relevant theoretical approaches such as GW, BSE, and harmonic/anharmonic phonon calculations will be used. For DLM research, starting from recently reported new iron oxide (FeO2), we plan to explain theoretically ternary or quaternary phase diagram at high-pressure conditions. Mostly LDA+U approach will be useful and DMFT calculations can be also conducted.


The successful candidates are required to possess a strong background in computational physics, materials science, computer sciences or other relevant disciplines, including a PhD in a relevant area. The salary range is 200 - 250 K RMB based on experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please provide a CV including contact details of two references, a full publication list, and a cover letter describing their suitability to Dr. Duck Young Kim (duckyoung.kim@hpstar.ac.cn).

Related publications

-      Synthesis of an open-framework allotrope of silicon, Nature Materials 14 169 (2015).

-      FeO2 and FeOOH under deep lower-mantle conditions and Earth’s oxygen-hydrogen cycles, Nature 534 241 (2016).

-      Metal-insulator transition and the role of electron correlation in FeO2, arXiv:1606.0958v2

-      Synthesis of sodium polyhydrides at high pressures, Nature comm. DOI:10.1038/ncomms12267 (2016).






Postdoctoral Positions in High-Pressure Physics/Materials at MREC Group of HPSTAR


Multi-disciplinary researches at extreme conditions (MREC) group of High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), Shanghai, China, is now seeking international applicants for postdoctoral positions in the field of high pressure researches on condensed matter physics, materials science, or geophysics. The research project will focus on studying emergent phenomena – such as phase transformation, superconductivity, magnetism, and so on, in various materials under extreme conditions using high pressure diamond anvil cell, synchrotron radiation, spectroscopy, as well as computational methods.


Qualifications: Ph.D in physics, materials science, or a related field is required. Applicants are expected to be familiar with diamond anvil cells, as well as synchrotron or neutron scattering techniques. Any experience in solving crystal structures through powder/single-crystal X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, inelastic X-ray scattering, or magnetism and transport measurements, is highly desirable. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work independently and perform collaborative researches.


Stipend: The annual salary will depend on candidates' experience. For a first-time postdoctoral applicant, the starting salary is 200,000 RMB (~32,000 US dollars). There will be additional research and travel support for conducting experiments overseas when beam time is available.


The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of a second year extension upon mutual agreement and funding availability. The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Application package consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references must be forwarded to Dr. Lin Wang (wanglin@hpstar.ac.cn).






Postdoc Associates at HPSTAR


HPSTAR (Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research) seeks applications for postdoctoral associates for high pressure research on materials sciences, physics, mineral physics, and physical chemistry. These positions are open to candidates with experimental and/or theoretical expertise in research fields including, but not limited to, solid state physics / chemistry, materials synthesis, high pressure techniques, mineral physics, theoretical modeling and prediction. Knowledge about synchrotron / neutron scattering, high pressure diamond anvil cell or multianvil press, laser spectroscopies, and DFT calculation is preferred. The mission of HPSTAR is to build a world-leading program in high-pressure science and to impact multidisciplinary physical sciences in China and beyond. HPSTAR provides competitive research resources, advanced facilities, and open, liberal research environment. Postdoc associates will work closely with HPSTAR scientists with various backgrounds and broader research interests. Collaboration within center with more than one PI is encouraged. Utilizing world best large research facilities such as Synchrotron / Neutron sources, National Laboratories, and/or Supercomputing Centers is highly recommended.


Minimum requirement: Ph. D in physical, chemical science, earth science, or engineering.


Please send a CV, a research plan, and a list of three referees to hr@hpstar.ac.cn for full consideration. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact staff scientists at the HPSTAR to discuss their research interests and projects.


Applications will be considered year round, and interviews are typically arranged in December and June each year with starting dates in January and July, respectively.






Postdoctoral position in high-pressure mineral physics research team at HPSTAR


HPSTAR (Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research) is seeking postdoc candidates to join high-pressure mineral physics research team and work collaboratively to explore physics and chemistry of earth materials inextreme pressure-temperature conditions relevant to the interior of the Earth as well as other planetary bodies.


The successful candidate will work collaboratively with one or a number of staff scientists at the HPSTAR on various aspects of the project with primary responsibility for carrying out an experimental program related to high-pressure diamond anvil cell and/or multianvil apparatus experiments using synchrotron X-ray and laser spectroscopic techniques as well as in-house analytical facilities (e.g., FIB, SEM). Candidates should have a strong experience and knowledge in high-pressure diamond-anvil cell techniques, synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopic techniques, and/or laser spectroscopic systems. Research topics include, but not limited to, elasticity and EoS, phase diagrams and crystal structures, volatiles (water/carbon cycles), element partitioning and isotope fractionation, light elements in the core and core formation, transport properties, to name a few. Knowledge in high-pressure crystallography, elasticity, electronic properties (e.g., magnetic and spin transitions), and/or X-ray and laser spectroscopies (e.g., powder and/or nano X-ray diffraction, inelastic X-ray scattering, laser heating, impulsive stimulated light scattering, Brillouin, and/or femtosecond laser spectroscopy) is preferred. The position may require travels to synchrotron radiation centers such as the Advanced Photon Source to conduct high pressure-temperature experiments to investigate materials properties at extreme environments.


Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted), and the names and email addresses of three references to hr@hpstar.ac.cn. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter the date by which they anticipate having their doctoral degree conferred. Applicants are also encouraged to contact individual staff scientists to discuss their research interest and potential research projects. Review of applications will begin as soon as the files are complete.


The postdoc fellowship is for one year and can be reviewed for the second year upon satisfactory job performance. HPSTAR offers competitive salary and resources for postdoc fellows to be successful.






Postdoctoral position in high-pressure physics and materials science at HPSTAR


The Shanghai and Beijing branches centers for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China, seeks international applicants for a postdoctoral position in the field of high pressure research on condensed matter physics, materials science, and mineral physics. The position will focus on using synchrotron radiation or neutron scattering, high pressure diamond anvil cell, as well as computational methods to study emergent phenomena – such as superconductivity, magnetism, and phase transitions – in strongly correlated materials under extreme conditions.


Qualifications:  A PhD in physics, materials science, or a related field is required. Applicants should be familiar with diamond anvil cells, as well as synchrotron or neutron scattering techniques. Any experience in X-ray spectroscopy (x-ray absorption/emission, X-ray magnetic circular dichrosim), or (resonant) inelastic X-ray scattering, or magnetic scattering is highly desirable. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work independently and perform collaborative research.


Stipend: The annual salary will depend on candidates' experience. For a first-time postdoctoral applicant, the starting salary is 200,000 RMB (~32,200 US dollars). There will be additional research and travel support for conducting experiments overseas when beam time is available.


The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of a second year extension upon mutual agreement and funding availability. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Application package consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references must be forwarded to Dr. Yang Ding (yang.ding@hpstar.ac.cn).






Postdoctoral Research Associate


HPSTAR (Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to join its Shanghai laboratory and work collaboratively to explore the physics and chemistry of molecular systems and explore the synthesis of novel materials at high pressure.


The candidate will conduct an experimental program through high-pressure diamond anvil cell experiments using in-house facilities such as Raman spectroscopy, laser and resistive heating techniques, and low temperature transport property measurements. External synchrotron-based x-ray powder/single crystal diffraction studies will also be conducted.


Candidates should have experience and knowledge in high-pressure diamond-anvil cell techniques as well as synchrotron-based x-ray powder/single crystal diffraction techniques, and/or laser spectroscopic systems. The successful candidate will be actively encouraged to pursue their own research plan, with a multitude of in-house resources available to utilize.


The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year and can be reviewed for the second year upon satisfactory performance. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until the position is filled. HPSTAR offers a competitive salary and provides resources for postdoctoral fellows to be successful.


Applicants should contact Dr. Ross Howie (ross.howie@hpstar.ac.cn) to discuss potential research projects.





Postdoc Position in Experimental Physics of Strogely Correlated Materials under Extreme Conditions


The group of 'Superconducting and Magnetic Materials under Extreme Conditions' led by Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez is a young research unit of the HPSTAR (research area of Physics of Strangely Correlated Materials). Our group is currently being built up at the HPSTAR in Beijing, China. Our current research group is interested in novel states of matter appearing in materials with strong electronic correlations. Examples of such exotic electronic behavior are unconventional superconductivity, CDW/SDW or quantum criticality. We strive for further understanding of these states by studying their properties at high pressure, very low temperature, and as a function of magnetic field.


Job description

The postdoctoral candidate will help to set up experimental apparatus for the measurement of thermal and magnetic properties under pressure. This type of measurement often gives surprising information on the link between several electronic orders such as between superconductivity and charge/spin density waves. It requires the setup of very sensitive electric transport and thermodynamic measurements in a dilution fridge. Additionally, depending on the candidate’s interest, external synchrotron for Muon Spin Resonance (MuSR) and x-ray powder/single crystal diffraction will be also performed.


Requirements

Interested candidates should meet the following requirements

•PhD in Physics.

•Experience with high pressure techniques and should be familiar with diamond anvil cells.

•Profound experience with experimental solid state physics, millikelvin temperatures in high magnetic fields.

•Strong knowledge of correlated electron physics.

•You are able to pursue challenging interdisciplinary problems.

•You have an excellent command of the English language and excellent communication skills.

•You can easily integrate in an interdisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds.

•Publishing in international journals and communicating in major conferences in the research field.


We offer:

We offer a challenging position for one year, with the possibility of a second year extension upon mutual agreement and funding availability. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled. The annual salary will depend on candidates' experience. For a first-time postdoctoral applicant, the starting salary is 200,000 RMB (~32,200 US dollars). There will be additional research and travel support for conducting experiments overseas when beam time is available.


Interested in this position?

Please supply a cover letter stating your motivation for this position and date of availability, a comprehensive CV including publications and presentations, diplomas, a list of courses attended and contact information of two referees.

We are looking forward to receiving your application as a single pdf file by e-mail to Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez : m.mohamed@hpstar.ac.cn