Atmospheric, Biological, Organic & Chemical
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Atmospheric, Biological, Organic & Chemical Aerosols Opportunities exist to research and develop optically-based real-time atmospheric, biological, organic, and chemical aerosol detection and characterization systems. The emphasis is on measurements of individual airborne particles. In some of the options, biological or chemical aerosol particles will be classified by combining signatures from two or more optical measurements (e.g., ultraviolet laser-induced fluorescence [UV-LIF], elastic scattering pattern, and Raman spectra). In other options, particles selected according to UV-LIF spectra will be collected into a microfluidic flow cytometer, where biochemical assays may be used as a second discriminating stage after the initial screening by UV-LIF spectroscopy and elastic scattering in the first stage. Available instrumentation includes Q-switched ns, on-demand triggerable, Ti:Sapphire laser with 2rd, 3rd, and 4th harmonic generations (200 nm-450 nm, 690 nm-1100 nm); CW Argon ion laser (514.5 nm, 495 nm, 488 nm, 476.5 nm) and intra-cavity frequency doubling (244 nm); several pulsed DPSS lasers with the fundamental, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th HG of the Nd:YLF, and Nd:YAG outputs; CCD, ICCD, EMCCD, and IR focal plane array detectors; various aerosol generation equipments; optical and electrodynamic particle levitation apparatus; a number of commercial aerosol counters and samplers; several different resolution spectrographs; and various analog and digital signal controlling, acquiring, processing, and recording systems. References Pan YL, et al: Environmental Science & Technology 43(2): 429, 2009 Chang RK, Pan YL: Faraday Discussions 137: 9, 2008 Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/23/2019

About Us

Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, Toxicology, and more.

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