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NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateships

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NIST offers post-doctoral research associateships in collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC). Research topics and associated advisors for the Magnetics Group are listed below. Complete information and applications forms for all NIST NRC postdoctoral offerings are available at There, to find opportunities at different laboratories, click on "Getting Started" in the left margin and then "Search for Research Opportunities" on the following page, or go directly to Contact a prospective advisor to discuss details of proposed work and the application process. Application deadlines are February 1 (to begin work between July and March) and August 1 (to begin work between January and September), but you must start developing your application and proposal months before the deadline. If you do not find a topic that exactly matches your interest, or for referrals or other inquiries, contact group leader Ron Goldfarb, U.S. citizenship is required for NRC postdoctoral appointments.

After you have decided on an advisor and a project, register to complete the electronic application at Instructions for completing the application are at Once you register, you may return to the system as often as you like. It is not necessary to complete all forms at the same time. You can return after you submit the application to check the status of receipt of your supporting documents.


Advisor: Ron Goldfarb

Functionalized Nanomagnetic Particles for Molecular Tagging of Disease Biomarkers and Water Contaminants

Ferritin and Other Magnetic Nanoparticles in Protein Shells

Advisor: Mark Keller

Graphene for Spintronics


Advisor: John Moreland

Engineered Magnetic Imaging Agents for Biomedical Applications

Magnetic Micro-Electromechanical Systems/Nano-Electromechanical Systems

Magnetic Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications

Novel Magnetic Imaging Biomarkers and Contrast Agents


Advisor: Matt Pufall

Phase and Frequency Dynamics of Arrays of Coupled Spin Torque Oscillators

Spin Electronics

Advisor: Bill Rippard

Hybrid Superconductor-Ferromagnetic Devices

Phase and Frequency Dynamics of Arrays of Coupled Spin Torque Oscillators

Spin Electronics

Advisor: Stephen Russek

Broadband Bioelectromagnetic Measurements

Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Smart Nanoagents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Traceable Artifacts for Use in MRI Thermometry and Diffusion Imaging


Advisor: Tom Silva

Dynamics and Magnetic Properties of Materials and Nanostructures for Advanced Data Storage and Spintronics

Graphene for Spintronics

High-Frequency Dynamics in Magnetic Nanostructures for Spintronics Applications