A postdoctoral fellowship position supported by the RIS4E team of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute is available now at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, for the study of the mineralogy and petrology of meteorites and returned samples. The successful candidate will use transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) for mineralogical studies, including oxidation state analysis. The postdoc will coordinate the TEM studies with synchrotron-based studies conducted by team members at the partnering RIS4E institutions, for the analysis of analog materials, meteorites and returned lunar, Stardust and/or Hayabusa samples. Expertise in transmission electron microscopy is required, and familiarity with EELS and advanced sample preparation methods is preferred. Instrumentation at NRL for these studies
includes a Nion UltraSTEM 200 (to be delivered June 2014), and a JEOL 2200FS. The salary for this position is set at the NRL/NRC/ASEE fellow rate of $74,872. Interested candidates may send inquiries to [email protected]. Please include a CV and publication list.
Due to security regulations at NRL, this position requires US citizenship or permanent residency.