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Desorption Mass Spectrometry of Biological and Nanoscale Materials


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B7773 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Szakal, Christopher Wayne 301.975.3816


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;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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