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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Applications of Organic Analytical Chemistry in Forensic Science


Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

opportunity location
50.64.61.B3932 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Bruce Alan Benner 301.975.3113
Karen Williams Phinney 301.975.4457


Research focuses on developing new techniques for determination of compounds of forensic interest. We are particularly interested in investigations of new approaches for detecting and measuring drugs of abuse in tissues and body fluids. Research is encouraged on the analysis of hair for drugs of abuse to determine whether ingestion of drugs can be distinguished from environmental exposure. Supercritical fluid extractions and chiral separations are two promising approaches for determining routes of drugs into hair that are worth investigating. The research may involve a wide variety of analytical techniques including liquid, gas, or supercritical fluid chromatography; solid-phase, supercritical fluid, or pressurized fluid extractions; mass spectrometry; and capillary electrophoresis. Other forensic-related applications of these techniques to the development of methods and/or standards are encouraged.


key words
Chromatography; Off-line; On-line; SFE; Supercritical fluid extraction;


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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