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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Fate and Behavior of Engineered Nanoparticles in Saltwater Ecosystems

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B7225 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Small, John A. john.small@nist.gov 301.975.3900

Description

One of the largest “sinks” for engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) released into the natural environment will be saltwater ecosystems. While colloidal stability theory suggests that high salinity concentrations will cause ENPs to aggregate, the diverse group of biogenic polymers present in these ecosystems may cause radically different ENP behavior. A Research Opportunity is available to help investigate the fate, transport, and bioavailability (including trophic transfer) of model ENPs under environmental relevant conditions. Associates will have access to state-of-the-art characterization and surface analysis facilities, a world-class aquatic species rearing center, and collaborators at NIST and the Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) with experience in these respective areas. It is envisioned that the Associate will apportion their time between NIST and COMB as needed.

 

Keywords:
Engineered nanoparticles; Environmental behavior; Trophic transfer;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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