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Postdoctoral researcher

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Up to $60,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Apr 30, 2023

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The Geochemistry program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Florida State University (FSU), seeks a postdoctoral researcher in scanning electron microscopy and electron microbeam analysis. The candidate selected is expected to conduct research on the mineralogy and recovery of critical minerals, particularly rare earth elements. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for up to two additional years conditional upon performance and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A PhD in mineralogy, petrology, materials science or other field providing expertise in SEM-EDX or electron microprobe analysis is required. Facilities available include a FEI Helios FE-SEM equipped with an Oxford Instruments EDS system operating AZtec® software. A dedicated, compact SEM-EDS is being acquired. For further details on electron microscopy facilities at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory see Other facilities available include alpha autoradiography (Beaquant-s), laser ablation, high resolution ICP-MS (Thermo Element 2™, Thermo Element XR™), ion chromatography, a Class-100 clean laboratory, gamma spectrometry and x-ray diffraction.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Munir Humayun ( Review of applications will begin April 24, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The NHMFL is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising FSU, UF, and LANL. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. We encourage women and all underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to apply. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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