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Postdoctoral researcher - atom probe analyses of grain boundaries

DEEPS - Brown University
Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
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Nov 12, 2021

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Geochemistry, Mineral and Rock Physics, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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Postdoctoral position in atom probe analyses of grain boundaries

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences ( at Brown University. The successful candidate will work with Profs Reid Cooper and Stephen Parman on a funded NSF project aimed at understanding the physics and chemistry of grain boundaries in the mantle. Primarily this will be achieved through nanoscale analyses of synthetic and naturally deformed samples using TEM and atom probe tomography. Depending on the interest of the successful applicant, there is opportunity to become involved in experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding the role of grain boundaries within the Earth, as well as other nanoscale analytical projects. The position is for two years, with the second year depending on satisfactory progress in the first year.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in geoscience, but exceptional materials science candidates will also be considered. Demonstrated substantial hands-on experience with either TEM or atom probe tomography is required, including FIB preparation of samples. Experience with rock mechanics is desirable.

Applications should include a cover letter, short statement of research interests, CV, publication list and contact information for 3 references. Application materials should be sent as a single PDF to The target submission deadline is December 1, 2021. Applications received before this date will be given full consideration. The target start date is early 2022, but is negotiable. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. For further information please contact either Reid Cooper ( or Stephen Parman (

Professor Reid Cooper

Dept. Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

324 Brook St.

Providence, RI 02912


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