Every year, the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) at the
National Institute of Standards
and Technology appoints 10 to 15 new postdoctoral research fellowships under
a program sponsored by NIST and managed by the National Research Council. According
to MSEL Acting Director, Eric Amis, NIST programs are significantly enriched
by the fresh ideas and talent brought by NRC postdocs, who enjoy close interactions
with a broad range of experienced researchers and access to world-class equipment
A new NIST video, "Door to the Future" highlights this program.
MSEL has nearly 200 postdoctoral research opportunities that span the materials
spectrum, from metals and semiconductors to polymers and biomaterials. These
include exciting opportunities in materials measurements for applications in
electronics, energy, healthcare, nanotechnology, physical infrastructure and
Application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 of each year. for more information
see "NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships @ MSEL" at www.nist.gov/msel/postdoc.cfm.
NIST generally hires approximately 60 NRC postdoctoral fellows annually. In
addition to materials science, research opportunities are available in chemistry,
physics, mathematics, computer sciences and engineering. For more information,
see "NIST Postdoctoral Research Associateships Program." at www.nist.gov/oiaa/postdoc.htm.