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Expected Postdoctoral Opportunity in Nanocomposite Characterization via Fluorescence Imaging
NIST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Position: Post Doc

Job Description
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology is a user facility with a highly interdisciplinary research effort. The Centerís research is agile and highly interactive by design, with significant contributions from a rotating cadre of outstanding postdoctoral researchers and many collaborative projects both with NIST scientists and with others from across the US and abroad. We are therefore looking for people with a strong desire to perform exceptional work as part of a highly-skilled team.

The research staff members are organized into three Groups: Nanofabrication Research, Electron Physics and Energy. This research position is in the Nanofabrication Research Group.

As part of a collaborative NIST-wide program involving structural characterization, modeling and high-throughput microwave measurement, the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology is developing new methods for characterizing the structure and dynamics of the interface and interphase regions in carbon-based (e.g. CNT, graphene) nanocomposite materials. We anticipate that there will be an opportunity in 2012 to conduct postdoctoral research in the following area: the use of single-molecule fluorescence optical microscopy to map both the nanoscale structure and interfacial chemical and physical properties of nanocomposite materials.

Postdoctoral positions are nominally for a two-year term.

Requirements
This effort requires expertise in microscopy, image processing and statistical analysis. A solid background in materials with exposure to chemistry and optics is a strong plus.

Application Info
For additional information about these opportunities, including how to apply, see http://www.nist.gov/cnst/postdoc.cfm, and contact:

J. Alexander Liddle
Group Leader, Nanofabrication Research
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Tel: 301 975 6050
E-mail: liddle@nist.gov

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2012-03-26 07:52:17

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