Anticipated Staff Openings: Materials Modeling
The NIST Information Technology Laboratory anticipates filling one or more positions within its Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) during the coming year in response to the federal Materials Genome Initiative. This initiative strives to reduce the time for materials discovery, optimization, and deployment through the promotion of a new R&D paradigm in which computational modeling, simulation, and analysis will decrease the reliance on time-consuming, expensive, physical experimentation.
In particular, we anticipate needs in two areas:
Multiscale Materials Modeling
Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following are sought: computational materials science, atomistic modeling, multiscale modeling, software system development. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in mathematics, computer science, or a related field. Appointments at both the junior and senior levels will be considered. US citizenship is required. Interested parties are invited to submit a vita, a statement of research goals, and the names of three references, to Dr. Michael Donahue at Michael.Donahue@nist.gov.
Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing
Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following are sought: uncertainty quantification, computational materials science, statistics, and risk analysis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in mathematics, computer science, or a related field. Appointments at both the junior and senior levels will be considered. US citizenship is required. Interested parties are invited to submit a vita and a statement of research goals to Dr. Andrew Dienstfrey at email@example.com.
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NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Associateship Program
NIST, in collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC), conducts several national competitions each year to identify outstanding scientists and engineers at the postdoctoral level for two-year research appointments at the NIST Laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO. For details on this opportunity, see our Postdoctoral Research Opportunities page.
Student Employment Opportunities
- High School Internship Program
This program provides an opportunity for a limited number of high school junior and senior students with a serious interest in the mathematical and computational sciences to work with staff members in areas of mathematical modeling, visualization, algorithms, and high performance computing that are applied to NIST problems. All positions are unpaid volunteer in nature.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
This program allows undergraduate students to spend 10 to 12 weeks at NIST, working directly with staff members, to participate in research related to mathematical modeling, visualization, algorithms, and high performance computing.
- Internship Program
NIST employs students in a variety of temporary positions. This program is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. The students in this program typically work full-time schedules during the summer and other school vacation periods.
- Professional Research Experience Program (PREP)
Designed by the NIST Boulder Laboratories to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
For details on each of these programs, see our Student Employment Opportunities page.