SIMS Career Opportunity

Lead Scientist/Application of NanoSIMS in Biology/BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

Close Date:  When Filled

 Theva Thevuthasan,, (509)371-6244



 The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility supported by the U.S. DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, seeks a lead scientist to provide leadership in developing programs in biology/biogeochemistry utilizing the capabilities at EMSL, in particular, high spatial resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry (Nano SIMS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF SIMS).  The Lead Scientist would foster scientific excellence, collaboration, and innovation, and work in attracting external programs, high-quality staff and an active user community.  

The Lead Scientist will help set the technical direction for the application of surface and interface science capabilities, in particular, SIMS in biology and/or biogeochemistry applications at PNNL including peers and collaborators involved in the research and development process and will be provided with initial project development funding and be integrated into the existing PNNL and user project portfolio. The surface and interface science capabilities at EMSL includes x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy capabilities, atom probe tomography capability which has the new developments in analyzing soft materials, and several microscopy capabilities including cryo transmission electron microscopy and helium ion microscopy. The lead scientist will be expected to quickly provide technical and programmatic leadership to significant activities and work toward developing and managing new technical thrusts with high impact to the organization.

The William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a U.S. Department of Energy national scientific user facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington provides integrated experimental and computational resources for discovery and technological innovation in the environmental molecular sciences to support the needs of DOE and the nation. EMSL provides a unique environment for research in areas including biological science; atmospheric aerosol science; nanoscience and nanotechnology; interfacial catalytic chemistry; designed oxide interfaces including environmental aerosol and mineral interfaces and materials and interfaces designed towards energy storage. Recently, a full fledge NanoSIMS capability was established along with other capabilities including an aberration corrected high resolution transmission electron microscope, an atom probe tomography capability, an  electron microprobe for radiological material characterization, a helium ion microscope, state-of-the-art non-liner optical capabilities such as sum frequency generation-vibrational spectroscopy (SFG-VS) and second harmonic generation (SHG), and several dual focus ion beam/scanning electron microscopes

Check the following web site for details:
(Job ID #302649)

Or contact:
Theva Thevuthasan                 David W Koppenaal
(509)371-6244 (509)371-6549

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