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Employment Opportunities

 

Anticipated Staff Openings

 

The NIST Information Technology Laboratory anticipates filling one or more positions within its Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) during the coming year.  In particular, we anticipate needs in the following areas:

Quantum Algorithms

Candidates with expertise in the development and analysis of algorithms for future quantum computers, including computational complexity theory and schemes for fault tolerance. Of particular interest are applications in number theory, cryptography and quantum chemistry simulation. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in mathematics, physics, 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 contact Dr. Ronald Boisvert at boisvert [at] nist.gov.

Quantum Characterization

Candidates with expertise in a broad range of theoretical tools for characterizing quantum information systems, including methods for estimation of quantum states, processes, and measurements; verifying and quantifying entanglement; detecting and characterizing errors; verifying and validating the output of quantum simulators and algorithms; quantifying the performance of quantum transducers, repeaters, and networks; and benchmarking of quantum computers. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in mathematics, physics, 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 contact Dr. Ronald Boisvert at boisvert [at] nist.gov.

Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing

Candidates with expertise in uncertainty quantification, statistics, and risk analysis, with particular emphasis. 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 andrew.dienstfrey [at] nist.gov.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering research laboratory with locations in Gaithersburg, MD in suburban Washington, DC, and in Boulder, CO. For information on employee benefits, see https://www.nist.gov/ohrm/careers-nist. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

 

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

 

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
 

Created July 13, 2009, Updated October 16, 2019