Why Work for EL? NIST's Engineering Laboratory (EL) is one of the Nation's primary federal laboratories serving the construction and building industries.
EL's strategic priorities include advanced energy technologies, information and automation technologies to improve construction productivity, sustainable infrastructure materials, advanced manufacturing, systems integration and engineering, intelligent systems and control, robotics and automation, innovative fire protection, and disaster-resilient structures and communities, which includes work on hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires.
EL has specific statutory responsibilities for fire prevention and control, earthquake hazards reduction, windstorm impact reduction, and building and fire safety investigations.
EL provides exciting opportunities in areas of national impact, access to excellent research facilities and work environment, exposure to top notch peers and mentors, and competitive benefits.
EL is actively recruiting at all levels in many key areas (e.g., Simulation & Analysis of Building Mechanical Equipment and Controls, Photovoltaic Module/System Measurement Science, Information Systems Integration, Characterization of Indoor Contaminant Exposure).
We urge you to browse our website and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Work/Life programs – NIST's commitment to offering a family-friendly work environment enables early career scientists and engineers to balance work and family. Both NIST Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO, offer onsite childcare, fitness centers, and health units. Flexible work schedules are also popular.
Federal Benefits – As part of the federal government, NIST is able to offer outstanding insurance benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, the Thrift Savings Program (a portable tax deferred retirement savings account), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts or health reimbursement arrangements, and a separate dental and vision insurance program.
Financial and Nonfinancial Incentives - NIST has many financial incentives available to entice and reward outstanding early career scientists and engineers, including cash and time off awards, promotions, recruitment and retention bonuses, tuition reimbursement, relocation expense reimbursement, and student loan repayment.
NIST ranks 19 in the 2009 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" report!
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