NIST NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program
NIST's Postdoctoral Program supports a nationwide competitive postdoctoral program administered in cooperation with the National Academies/National Research Council (NRC). The postdoctoral program brings research scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform advanced research related to the NIST mission, introduces the latest university research results and techniques to NIST scientific programs, strengthens mutual communication with university researchers, shares NIST unique research facilities with the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, and provides a valuable mechanism for the transfer of research results from NIST to the scientific and engineering communities.
Detailed information on procedures and all necessary application materials and supporting documents are available from the NRC Research Associateship Program which also includes NIST-specific information on the program.
For the most current list of opportunities, please refer to the NRC website page for the NIST NRC Postdoctoral Research program.
NOTE as of 1 April 2017: Due to an unplanned break in the contract with the National Academies/NRC, the pages with the specific NIST information and research opportunities has been temporarily interrupted from the NRC Fellowship Office website. The new contract will be finalized shortly, and the information will be returned to service as normal. The upcoming competition for the NIST NRC postdoc applicants, with 1 August 2017 as the deadline for application submission, will not be affected, and is planned to go on as normal.
The program provides for Federal excepted service appointments for outstanding scientists and engineers, of a maximum of 2 year duration.
Awardees must hold U.S. citizenship, and have held the Ph.D. less than five years at time of application
Awardees are chosen through a national competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Research opportunities include those in chemistry, physics, materials science, mathematics, computer sciences, and engineering.
Current stipend is $69,533 per year.
There are two competitions per year, with application deadlines of February 1 and August 1. Start dates for the positions are June through December and January to June, respectively
Please note that all male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System or hold an exemption
For additional information on this program, please contact Dr. Susan Heller-Zeisler.