Research Opportunity

Those two positions were recently filled but there always new opportunities become available in the lab. 

1. Postdoctoral Associate in Stable Isotope and Spectroscopy (Filled)

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the stable isotope laboratory at Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (   The successful applicant will examine mid-IR spectroscopy of clumped methane isotopologues (13CH3D and 12CH2D2) using tunable laser spectroscopy (Ono et al., Anal Chemistry, 86, 6487) and FTIR, and help develop/test a prototype inlet system with the goal of measuring natural samples for 12CH2D2. It will be an ideal position for someone familiar with spectroscopy of small molecules and is interested in its applications to environmental sciences or someone who is trained in stable isotope geochemistry, atmospheric chemsitry or related fields and wants to explore a new frontier.  Candidates with basic backgrounds in chemistry and physics are preferred. A joy of engineering and basic skills in programming are always helpful in the lab.

The successful applicant must have received a Ph.D. degree before beginning the appointment. The position will be available from September 1st, 2015 until it is filled.  The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year pending a successful progress review.

For more information and/or to apply, contact Shuhei Ono at MIT. Applications should include a CV, a short statement of research interests and expertise, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. 

2. Spectroscopy and photochemistry of SO2 and SO (filled until summer 2016)

A postdoc or student position is available to study spectroscopy and photochemistry of SO2 and SO and test the mechanism(s) of mass-independent isotope effect.  The goal is to understand the production of anomalous isotope effects at quantum levels to be able to use it as a proxy for early atmospheric chemistry.  The student/postdoc will work in our lab, and with Professor Robert Field for spectroscopy.  This requires basic understanding of phyeical chemistry, and interests in spectroscopy and photochemistry.