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Why Work for EL?   

NIST's Engineering Laboratory (EL) is one of the Nation's primary federal laboratories serving the manufacturing, construction, and building industries, with a focus on high-leverage, high-impact measurements and standards efforts to foster U.S. manufacturing and construction industry innovation, productivity, and competitiveness, improve building and fire safety, and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and manufacturing activities.  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's strategic goals include cyberphysical systems; disaster-resilience buildings, infrastructure, and communities; smart manufacturing and construction; and sustainable and energy-efficient, manufacturing, materials, and infrastructure.  EL also has specific statutory responsibilities for fire prevention and control, earthquake hazards reduction, windstorm impact reduction, and building and fire safety investigations.  

EL carries out mission-related measurement science research in

  • Fire prevention and control
  • Earthquake hazards reduction
  • Windstorm impact reduction
  • Building materials and structures
  • Smart Grid
  • Systems integration and engineering,
  • Intelligent systems and control, robotics and automation,
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Economic analysis and life cycle assessment

We urge you to browse our website and view the list of current NIST Vacancies announced on USAJobs.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Upcoming Opportunities

Computer Scientists and Engineers - The Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project at NIST is looking for computer scientists and engineers to develop and deploy guidelines and performance metrics and measurements, which will facilitate the implementation of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) Manufacturing Profile in smart manufacturing systems while minimizing the performance impact to the systems.
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  • Engineering Laboratory
    (301) 975-5900
    100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8600
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created February 10, 2010, Updated June 22, 2021