Staff Scientist

California, United States
19 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are seeking a Staff Scientist to carry out experimental and analytical studies in shock metamorphism and dynamic compression.

Job Duties

  • Design and execute shock recovery experiments.
  • Analyze recovered experimental products in GPS Division and Kavli Nanoscience Institute analytical facilities
  • Design and execute dynamic compression experiments with temperature diagnostics, including primary responsibility for maintaining NIST-traceable absolute calibration of pyrometer instrument.
  • Collaborate with staff to maintain optimal experimental throughput in the shock wave laboratory.
  • Collaborate with PI, graduate students, and visiting associates on writing and presenting scientific results from experimental studies.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Geology, Geophysics, or related scientific field.
  • At least 3 years experience with geochemical analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of dynamic compression methods.
  • Knowledge of state of the art observation and interpretation of shock metamorphism in meteorites.
  • Skills include quantitative radiance measurements, sample handling, microanalytical methods, interpretation of experimental and natural data, oral and written presentation of technical information.

Required Documents

  • Resume