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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 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

  • Access to University resources
  • 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: Laser Spectroscopy

The Spokane-based Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) of the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct various types of laser spectroscopy experiments for optical characterization of materials. Representative examples include: characterize irreversible phase transitions due to short-term heating, and to identification of materials or compounds through Raman measurements. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a range of related research projects. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

ASL is a contract research organization that emphasizes multidisciplinary research activities in the physical sciences and engineering to undertake a broad range of applied science and technology projects for government agencies and corporations, including technology transfer for commercial applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve physics, materials science, chemistry, mechanics of materials, and computational modeling and simulations.

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

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