Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available at the Columbia Center for Radiological Research to work on risk estimation associated with space travel. Astronauts are exposed to very different types of radiation from those on earth, so space risk estimation requires data gathering, risk modeling, as well as software validation and integration. Experience in the field of radiation research would also be a very significant asset.
The successful candidate will be based at NASA Langley Research Center, working with highly multidisciplinary team at NASA and Columbia, so good communication skills (both written and oral) are a must, as well as excellent quantitative skills.
Ph.D. and. or M.D
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About Columbia Univeristy Medical Center
The mission of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) is 1) to foster a multi disciplinary approach towards understanding the biological and human health consequences of ionizing radiation exposure 2) to train the next generation of radiobiologists and 3) to provide an unbiased, comprehensive, independent source of scientific information on radiation exposure for government, elected officials, non-profit institutions and private entities to enable them to make informed policy decisions.The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is a National Resource Center supported by the National Institutes of Health. It is based on a Singletron accelerator and provides well characterized radiations for experiments in radiobiology and radiological physics. Experiments are conducted by members of the Center for Radiological Research, visiting scientists and outside users. A new facility to provide neutrons with energies in the range of 10 to 100 keV is being developed.Available beams include:• Single particle microbeam to irradiate individual cell nuclei with single ions.• Monoenergetic neutrons with mean energies from 0.2 to 15 MeV.• Charged particles (protons, deuterons, helium-...3 and helium-4 ions) with defined LET in the track-segment mode.• Molecular ions providing pairs of particles of known average separation.• 50 to 250 kVp X-rays from standard x-ray machines.• Monoenergetic X-rays with energies between 0.3 and 3.0 keV produced by proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE).Please visit the RARAF homepage, http://www.raraf.org, for additional information.
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