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Employment Opportunities

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. 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 May 15, 2024