Create and release your Profile on Zintellect – Postdoctoral applicants must create an account and complete a profile in the on-line application system. Please note: your resume/CV may not exceed 2 pages.
Complete your application – Enter the rest of the information required for the IC Postdoc Program Research Opportunity. The application itself contains detailed instructions for each one of these components: availability, citizenship, transcripts, dissertation abstract, publication and presentation plan, and information about your Research Advisor co-applicant.
Additional information about the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is available on the program website located at: https://orau.org/icpostdoc/.
If you have questions, send an email to ICPostdoc@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Explosives vapor trace detection systems have been shown to be an effective tool for the detection of explosives in military and civilian security sectors, but testing against common standards can be challenging due to difficulties in reliably producing known concentrations of explosive vapor samples in real-time.
There are expected to be many potential approaches to this challenge, including the vaporization of liquid samples on heated surfaces and thermal desorption.
Any means of generating small concentrations of explosive vapor could be a valid approach to this problem, or fundamental work exploring the issues around reliable generation of vapor.