Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Forensic Trace Evidence Analysis and Standards
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
Microscopic, spatially resolved composition (e.g. elemental, isotopic, molecular, and crystallographic), morphology, color, and other characteristics of potential evidentiary materials are analyzed quantitatively. Methods and reference materials are developed and tested to understand the reliability and uncertainty of the methods and interpretation of measurement results. Example application areas include analysis of explosives, drugs of abuse (controlled substances), glass, gunshot residue, coatings, single particles, particle populations ,and questioned document components.
Forensic; Microscopy; Microanalysis; Trace evidence; Explosives; Controlled substance; Particles; Fibers;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants