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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:47 am 
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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) invites applications for R.T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at its New York, NY, and Carlsbad, CA locations. Our Postdoctoral Associates conduct research on fundamental scientific related to gemology, involving diamonds, colored stones, and pearls, as well as instrument development. The specific focus of the research will tailored to the applicant’s interests, expertise, and the needs of GIA research laboratories.
GIA, an independent nonprofit organization established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, GIA is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in the gem and jewelry industry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field, preferably obtained within the last three years. Abilities to effectively communicate in English with scientific and production staff, prepare written scientific articles for publication, and a willingness to travel domestically or internationally are strongly desired. GIA will fully fund one year of full-time appointment, including benefits. A second year appointment is contingent on a demonstration of adequate progress. Starting date is flexible, upon mutual agreement.
GIA Laboratory is fully equipped with all types of spectrometers (FTIR, Raman, Fluorescence, phosphorescence, UV-Vis-NIR), X-ray diffraction, EPR, chemical analysis (XRF, LA-ICP-MS), X-ray and fluorescence imaging systems, and has access to other research facilities. GIA will offer a competitive contract including salary, benefits subsidy, and travel stipend if appropriate. In addition, GIA provides a dynamic and collaborative working environment, and is committed to workplace diversity. Applicants should apply online at:<> Please be prepared to submit: 1) cover letter and resume/CV; 2) A proposal for scientific work to be completed over a one to two year period at the New York or California GIA laboratory locations.

For more information about GIA and this opening please visit our website at:
Please contact with Wuyi Wang ( for questions or inquires.

GIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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