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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Isotopic Analysis by Mass Spectrometry


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B8552 Gaithersburg, MD

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name email phone
Szakal, Christopher Wayne 301.975.3816


This opportunity is focused on the measurement development and subsequent application of mass spectrometry methods for the isotopic analysis of actinides, other inorganic elements, and/or of stable isotopes. Work may include, but is not limited to, fundamental measurements of ion formation, development of new analysis paradigms, and/or novel applications of mass spectrometry to address questions of interest where isotopic information can provide added value. Example application areas include nuclear and microbial forensics, nanoscale material characterization, and geochemistry. Example instrumentation includes magnetic sector-based secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and large geometry secondary ion mass spectrometry (LG-SIMS), as well as quadrupole and/or time-of-flight-based ambient ionization mass spectrometry (AI-MS). We are seeking individuals with backgrounds in chemistry, materials science, engineering, physics, geochemistry, and biological disciplines to contribute to our collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

Isotopes; Ambient Ionization; Nanomaterial; Mass Spectrometry; Actinide; Nanoparticle; SIMS; Inorganic


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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