Post Doctoral Fellow - College of Arts and Sciences

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Howard University Mission

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information


The purpose of this position is to provide pedagogical, administrative, and research training and support for a Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematics through including, but not limited to (a) research career development


The goals of the project include synthesis of new energetic materials, their characterization and evolution under extreme pressure-temperature conditions. The research expertise and experience will be useful in meeting the goals of our research project and also training of our students involved in this research project.


  • Research expertise and experience will be useful in meeting the goals of our research project and also training of our students involved in this research project.
  • Writing scientific papers in professional peer-reviewed journals. Presenting papers in conferences and scientific meetings.
  • Experimental work will be carried out at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC

  • Experience in the field of X-ray crystallography. This technique provides important information about the crystal structure, composition, chemical bonding and elastic properties of the compound, synthesized under extreme conditions.
  • Experience with high-pressure techniques, including diamond anvil cells.
  • Experience with laser-heating techniques

    PhD in Physics with expertise in high-pressure crystallography.

    Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

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