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Washington State University Applied Sciences Laboratory

Career Opportunities

The Applied Sciences Laboratory offers unique opportunities for entrepreneurial scientists and engineers who have the passion and capabilities to conduct meaningful research, for industry and government. We are looking for creative, entrepreneurial scientists and engineers with outstanding research credentials, and the ability and interest to address challenging, multidisciplinary problems in a fast paced applied research environment.

Benefits of Working at ASL

  • Opportunity to develop new and innovative research programs
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment

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Current Opportunities

Positions at the Applied Sciences Laboratory (Spokane, WA)

Postdoctoral Research Position:  Computational Biomechanics
The ASL has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct knee focused biomechanics research. The position will require a candidate with an interest applying machine learning approaches to computational knee model development and related clinical diagnosis, which requires programming skills, critical thinking, and a background in mechanics and data analysis.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Optics and Spectroscopy
The ASL has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct basic and applied research in experimental optics and spectroscopy.

Business Operations Coordinator
The ASL seeks a highly motivated and capable Business Operations Coordinator to join the Institute’s administrative team to coordinate procurement activities, manage grants and contracts, and coordinate pre- and post-award activities, along with other responsibilities.

Positions at the Institute for Shock Physics (Pullman, WA)

Postdoctoral Research Position: Condensed Matter Physics
The ISP seeks a post-doctoral research associate for experimental condensed matter research focusing on structural changes and thermodynamic response (equilibrium and non equilibrium) in solids under extreme conditions.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Material Strength at High Pressures
The ISP seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research activities related to material strength and phase transitions in matter at high pressures and extremely high strain rates.

Research Operations Engineer
The ISP seeks a strongly self-motivated and talented individual with a strong experimental aptitude to contribute significantly through hands-on experimental work in a fast-paced creative environment.