The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates an opening for an engineering scientist, theoretical physicist, or applied mathematician. A successful candidate will (a) engage in research in mathematics of metrology, with emphasis on mathematical modeling of physical, chemical, and/or biological systems being studied at NIST, as well as for fundamental metrology, (b) work closely with scientists at NIST and elsewhere to design and analyze the results of corresponding experiments and instrument performance, (c) work with external groups to establish benchmarks for biometrology, (d) disseminate results through research articles and technical presentations, and (e) provide technical guidance to postdocs and student interns. Applicants will be expected to have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience.
NIST is a Federal Government measurement science and engineering laboratory with state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits. For information on what it’s like to work at NIST, see https://www.nist.gov/careers/working-nist. US citizenship is required. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
About National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories, and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time — a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany and other economic rivals. Today, NIST is a world-class science and engineering laboratory with state-of-the-art research facilities, approximately 3,400 employees, an annual budget of $1.03 billion (FY 2021), and it offers excellent benefits.
From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations — from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.
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