Job Opening: Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains

Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Making Region
Hubble's panoramic view of a turbulent star-making region. Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC/STFC, Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N. Langer (AifA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam).

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites at DTM.

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 and should include a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now” below. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Larry Nittler.  

The Carnegie Institution for Science 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 another protected group status. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

April 11, 2017

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