Materials Chemistry Postdoc at ASU
Job Opportunities
March 6, 2024

School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) and Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe (MotU), Arizona State University

We invite applications for one or more postdoctoral research scholars to pursue research in materials science, geochemistry, and high pressure science, with focus on using high temperature reaction calorimetry to measure thermochemical properties of materials and linking the thermodynamics to structural characteristics. Studied systems include molten chloride/fluoride salts  and ceramics for nuclear energy applications, refractory ceramics inspired by natural processes, emerging functional and electronic  materials, and geochemical and planetary materials. Emphasis is on synthesis,  fundamental thermodynamic, structure, and chemical reactions.  Working in Profs. Alexandra Navrotsky’s and Hongwu Xu’s research groups, the postdoc(s) will participate in highly interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and collaborative projects.

The initial appointment is made on a fiscal year (12-month), full-time basis with subsequent annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of resources. This position is benefits-eligible.


• Ph.D. in chemistry, mineralogy/geochemistry, materials science, or related fields is required.

• Multidisciplinary background is preferred.

• Previous experience with thermodynamics, crystallography,  and high pressure techniques is desirable.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information of 3 references to [email protected].

Applications will be considered as received until filled. The positions are  available now

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.