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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Nanoparticle Engineering, Production, Assembly, and Characterization


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division

opportunity location
50.68.03.B6811 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Angela Hight Walker 301.975.2155


Photonic and magnetic nanoparticles have shown great potential in a wide range of applications such as catalysis, information storage, energy, and medicine. Our research program focuses on engineering these nanoparticles with desired physical and chemical properties and specified functionality through wet-chemistry synthesis. We are particularly interested in engineering photonic nanoparticles such as gold, silver, and copper with novel optical properties and magnetic nanoparticles such as iron and cobalt, and then exploring their biological applications through optical spectroscopy and magnetic measurements. Their physico-chemical properties are being studied specifically for their relevance to nanoparticle/EHS (environment/health/safety) applications and toxicology. Synthesis, assembly, characterization, and application of nano-engineered materials are all critical components of the program. A wide variety of tools are available for this effort, including HR-TEM, SEM, UV-VIS, SQUID, and SERS.


key words
Anisotropic nanoparticles; Biomedicine; Gold nanoparticles; Magnetic nanoparticles; Magnetic resonance imaging; Nanorod; Plasmonics; Synthesis; Toxicity; Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy;


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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