Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Desorption Mass Spectrometry of Biological and Nanoscale Materials
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division
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|Szakal, Christopher Wayne
This opportunity focuses on the measurement development and subsequent application of desorption mass spectrometry-based platforms for studying biological materials (such as single cells) and nanoscale materials (such as engineered nanoparticles). Specifically, secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and ambient ionization mass spectrometry (AI-MS) are utilized to study the chemistry of biological and nanoscale samples. Both time-of-flight and magnetic sector-based SIMS instruments along with quadrupole and/or time-of-flight-based ambient ionization instruments are available for these studies depending on the aims of the chosen project.
Szakal C, et al: Analytical Chemistry 86: 3517, 2014
Szakal C, et al: Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14: 1914, 2012
SIMS; Mass spectrometry; Ambient ionization; Cells; Nanoparticles; Surface chemistry; Biological; Nanoscale;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants