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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Forensic Trace Evidence Analysis and Standards


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

opportunity location
50.64.31.B7650 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Greg Gillen 301.975.2190


Microscopic, spatially resolved composition (e.g. elemental, isotopic, molecular, and crystallographic), morphology, color, and other characteristics of potential evidentiary materials are analyzed quantitatively. Methods and reference materials are developed and tested to understand the reliability and uncertainty of the methods and interpretation of measurement results. Example application areas include analysis of explosives, drugs of abuse (controlled substances), glass, gunshot residue, coatings, single particles, particle populations ,and questioned document components.


key words
Forensic; Microscopy; Microanalysis; Trace evidence; Explosives; Controlled substance; Particles; Fibers;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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