Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains at the Carnegie Institution for Science

Location
Carnegie Science, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington D.C., United States
Salary
Open
Posted
Apr 12, 2017
Closes
May 12, 2017
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Fellowship
Relocation Cost
Negotiable

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites. The primary focus will be on isotopic measurements by secondary ion mass spectrometry (Cameca NanoSIMS 50L) and resonance ionization mass spectrometry (Univ. of Chicago CHILI) and the interpretation of isotopic data in the context of astrophysical models. Additional work will involve Raman and infrared spectroscopy, and focused ion beam preparation of samples for transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopy. Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in one or more of these techniques.  Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm  and should include a curriculum vitae and list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on "Apply Now." Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Dr. Larry Nittler (lnittler@carnegiescience.edu).  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group.

 

 

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