NSF-Supported Graduate Student Internship

The Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) is now accepting proposals to our NSF-supported Pre-Doctoral Graduate Student Internship Program. We seek candidates whose research design includes compositional analysis of archaeological materials, including ceramics, pigments, or lithics, using one or more methods available through our laboratory.

The Archaeometry Laboratory is a world leader in the elemental analyses of archaeological materials by NAA, (LA)-ICP-MS and XRF. The candidates are expected to assist the Archaeometry Lab with ongoing projects as well as pursue their own research interests. The interns will participate in lab activities including sample preparation, analysis, data treatment, and will also conduct analyses on their own archaeological materials under the training and supervision of lab mentors. The interns will have access to the analytical techniques available at MURR.

The appointment period is typically 4-8 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. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a valid SSN at the time of appointment.

TTo inquire regarding availability of an internship in compositional analyses, please contact Dr. Brandi Lee MacDonald (MacDonaldB@missouri.edu). Carefully review the application requirements here: Application form for compositional analyses. Note: This application form is a fillable PDF, in order to fill out this form electronically, please save it on your computer and open in it Acrobat PDF Reader.

Please submit your application package to (MacDonaldB@missouri.edu)via email by 5pm on January 31st, 2020. The selected candidate(s) may begin their residencies in Summer or Fall 2020. The positions will remain open until filled.

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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