Date Posted: Jan 9, 2018
Research opportunities within NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory at Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO: https://www.nist.gov/itl/nrc-postdoctoral-research-fellowships-itl
Complete instructions: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Program.aspx?LabCode=50
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering awards for postdoctoral research as part of the Postdoctoral Research Associates Program, which is administered for NIST by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Application Deadlines: February 1 and August 1
This program gives recent Ph.D.s the opportunity to work on site at NIST labs in Gaithersburg, MD, or Boulder, CO on projects related to NIST’s mission in measurement science, standards, and technology. Within the NIST Information Technology Laboratory opportunities are available in applied mathematics, statistics and computer science. Particular areas of interest include
• Internet-of-things / cyber-physical systems
• complex systems
• artificial intelligence
• data science
• software testing
• health information technology
• mathematical modeling, algorithms and software
• computational physics, material science and bioscience
• image analysis
• parallel and distributed algorithms
• quantum information science
• statistical methods
• uncertainty analysis for metrology and simulations
Participants perform research leading to publication, access NIST’s excellent and often unique facilities, and collaborate with leading scientists and engineers.
Successful applicants serve a two-year term, with an annual salary of $69,533, along with health insurance, relocation benefits and an allowance for professional travel. NIST provides access to facilities, equipment, and funding for supplies.
Prospective applicants first identify a Research Adviser compatible with their interests from a large group available. They should then contact that person to discuss potential research projects. Once a willing adviser has been identified, the applicant can submit a research proposal through the NRC Research Associateship Program’s online application system. Reviews are conducted twice each year, with application deadlines of February 1 or August 1, and results are available to applicants six to eight weeks later.
• U.S. citizenship
• Ph.D. earned for less than five years at time of application
• All male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System or hold an exemption.
Further information on particular research opportunities within NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory, along with details on the application process, are available at: https://www.nist.gov/itl/nrc-postdoctoral-research-fellowships-itl
Complete instructions on preparing an application for the NIST/NRC program can be found on the NRC Research Associate Program website: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Program.aspx?LabCode=50
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