Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies.

Anticipated start date: December 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research in isotope cosmochemistry and in the development of new analytical techniques with multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Ongoing research projects include the investigation of a variety of meteoritic materials towards the development of fine-scale chronometers based on short-lived radionuclides, as well as characterization of mass dependent fractionation of the stable isotopes of a variety of elements (to constrain nebular and asteroidal processing) and non-mass dependent isotopic anomalies (to identify possible nucleosynthetic sources).

The Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology Laboratory in the Center for Meteorite Studies includes a ThermoNeptune MC-ICPMS (equipped with a Photon Machines excimer laser ablation system) and an associated clean chemistry laboratory for ultra low-blank sample preparation. Access to a wide variety of analytical facilities (including a Cameca 6f ion microprobe, a Cameca NanoSIMS 50L, a Thermo X-series quadrupole ICPMS, a new JEOL8530F electron microprobe, and various other electron microbeam instruments) are also available at Arizona State University. Additionally, the Center for Meteorite Studies houses an extensive meteorite collection, with over 2000 distinct meteorites.

For more information, please visit:

Stephen Romaniello
Research Administrator/Laboratory Manager
Center for Meteorite Studies
School of Earth & Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
m. 860-462-6906