LPL invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of electron microscopy and planetary materials. The successful applicant will be part of the planetary materials research group that uses microscopy to explore the nature and origins of planetary materials. This is a year-to-year appointment up to 2 years contingent upon funding and performance. The position is expected to begin in the Spring 2021 semester. The University of Arizona has recently invested in electron microscopy, and the postdoctoral candidate will have access to a Cameca SX-100 electron microprobe, two Hitachi scanning electron microscopes, a ThermoScientific Helios focused-ion-beam scanning-electron microscope, and an aberration-corrected Hitachi HF5000 scanning transmission electron microscope. These instruments are housed within the Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility and will play a critical role in the analysis of samples to be returned by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission.
The department is eligible to host NHFPs fellows. You are welcome to contact potential faculty mentors to discuss your ideas for proposals.
This fellowship is funded and managed by the Heising-Simons foundation and the University of Arizona is one of the certified host institutions that can host the fellows, under contract from the foundation.