Research Associate, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a lab management and research position in Mineral Physics/Experimental Petrology. A Ph.D. in geosciences, materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related field is required, as is experience with multi-anvil or similar experimental devices. Experience with analytical tools applied to experimental run products, synchrotron experiments, and computer programming are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain equipment and assist users with a Walker-type multi-anvil press, a new Kawai-type multi-anvil apparatus, piston cylinder devices, and 1 atm furnaces. Duties will include testing and calibration of the Kawai-type press, overseeing daily lab operations, ordering lab supplies, and training of new group members. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue research independently and in collaboration with other members of the research group. The position is a one-year appointment with opportunity for renewal based on performance and the availability of funding. Up to three years of funding is currently available.

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, and contact information for at least two referees to Prof. Jim Van Orman ( To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 30, 2018.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encourage to apply.


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