Graduate Student Internship

Periodically, the Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) seeks graduate student interns in the area of compositional studies of ceramics. The laboratory is a world leader in neutron activation analysis of archaeological materials, and the candidate is expected to assist the Archaeometry Lab with this research as well as pursue their own research interests. The intern will participate in lab activities including sample preparation and analysis, and statistical work. The intern will also have the opportunity to conduct analyses on their own archaeological materials under the supervision of lab mentors. The laboratory also supports ICP-MS, XRF, and petrographic research, and interns will have access to these and other analytical techniques.

The appointment period is typically 6-8 months and the candidate is expected to maintain residence in Columbia (MO) for the duration of the term. A monthly stipend of $1800 will be provided. To inquire regarding availability of an internship, please contact Dr. Brandi Lee MacDonald (macdonaldb@missouri.edu). If an internship is available, the applicant will need to send a short statement of research interest, a CV, and list of references. Additional information about the Archaeometry Laboratory is available at http://archaeometry.missouri.edu. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.

Research performed by the Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR after August 2016 is supported by the National Science Foundation under our current grant number 1621158. Earlier research was supported by several NSF grants including the following: 1415403, 1110793, 8801707, 9102016, 9503035, 9802366, 9977237, 0102325, 0405042, 0504015, 0802757, 0922374, and 0802757. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Last Updated on June 2, 2017
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