Job: Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains at the Carnegie Institution for Science

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism


Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Carnegie Institution’s Earth and Planets Laboratory invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites. The primary focus will be on isotopic measurements by secondary ion mass spectrometry (Cameca NanoSIMS 50L) and resonance ionization mass spectrometry (Univ. of Chicago CHILI) and the interpretation of isotopic data in the context of astrophysical models. Additional work may involve Raman and infrared spectroscopy, and focused ion beam preparation of samples for transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopy. Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in one or more of these techniques. Applications should be submitted online at  and should include a curriculum vitae and list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now.” Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Dr. Larry Nittler.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.