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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Research in Development of Nuclear Techniques for Elemental Speciation


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

opportunity location
50.64.41.B8449 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Pamela M. Chu 301.975.2988
Lee L. Yu 301.975.4127


Neutron activation analysis (NAA) provides direct information on amounts of trace elements independent of their chemical form and the sample matrix. In combination with separation techniques, NAA can be used to identify and quantify elemental species. These elemental moieties have critical biological and clinical functions in living systems and their identification and quantitative determination is highly desirable. Research opportunities are available that focus on the development and use of analytical approaches for bio-inorganic investigations of element species incorporating robust NAA procedures in tandem with suitable methods for the isolation of species. A state-of-the art NAA facility and chemical extraction and chromatographic separation systems are available, as well as complementary inorganic and organic analysis processes and instruments.


key words
Bio-inorganic chemistry; Chromatographic separation; Hyphenated techniques; Metallomics; Neutron activation analysis; Speciation; trace elements;


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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