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NIST-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

The National Research Council sponsors a 2-year fellowship to work at NIST. Quick facts about the fellowship:

  • Stipend is $69,533 per year plus benefits and relocation expenses
  • Application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 of each year
  • Open to US citizens only

Detailed information on application procedures and materials along with supporting documents are available at:

NIST-NRC Research Opportunities Available within the Biomolecular Measurement Division

(Opportunities are hyperlinked to NRC Postdoctoral Research Opportunity Listings)

Applied Genetics Group
Clinical Genetics -- Peter Vallone
Forensic Genetics -- Peter Vallone
Next Generation Sequencing Analysis of Forensic Markers-- Peter Vallone, Katherine Gettings

Bioanalytical Science Group
Analytical Mass Spectrometry for Organics and Biomolecules -- Karen Phinney, David Bunk, Eric Kilpatrick, Mark Lowenthal
Analytical Technology for Biopharmaceutical Process and Product Characterization --  Karen Phinney, John Schiel, Illarion Turko
Measurement Science of Clinical Proteomics -- David Bunk, Eric Kilpatrick, Mark LowenthalKaren Phinney,  Illarion Turko
Novel Analytical Separation Science Methodology -- Karen Phinney
Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Clinical Analytes -- Ashley Beasley Green
Analytical Methods Development for Metabolomics -- Mark LowenthalKaren Phinney

Biomolecular Structure and Function Group

Computational Methods for NMR Structural Biology and Spectral Fingerprinting of Protein Therapeutics- Frank Delaglio
Structure-Function of Biomolecules Using NMR -- John Marino
RNA Structure and Function of Marine Viruses Using High Field NMR -- John Marino
High-Resolution NMR of RNA-Protein Complexes in Influenza-Related Viruses -- Rob Brinson
High-Resolution NMR for 3D Structural "Finger-Printing" of Biological Therapeutics -- Rob Brinson
Development of Technologies to Enable Single Molecule Protein Sequencing -- John Marino
Biopharmaceutical and Membrane Protein Stabilization -- Curt Meuse
Optimization of Biomolecular Solution X-ray Measurements and Data Interpretation -- Alexander Grishaev
Determination of Flexibly Linked, Dynamic or Intrinsically Unfolded Proteins and RNA from Solution NMR and X-ray Scattering Data -- Alexander Grishaev
In vivo Protein Labeling with Stable Isotopes -- Zvi Kelman
Engineering Enzymes for the Biomanufacture of Nucleoside Conjugates -- Zvi Kelman
Structure-Function Studies of Signaling Proteins from Pathogenic Bacteria -- Travis Gallagher
Technology Development for Production of Integral Membrane Proteins -- Travis Gallagher

Bioprocess Measurements Group
Metrology Tools for Biomanufacturing -- Dean Ripple
Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry of Proteins and Biosimilar Drugs -- Jeffrey Hudgens
Microfluidics for Proteins -- Richard Cavicchi
Fundamental Studies of Transduction Phenomena for Microscale and Nanoscale Chemical/Biochemical Sensors -- Steve Semancik
Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Controlled Molecular Self-Assembly, Analytical Biochemistry, and Multiplexed Measurements -- Wyatt Vreeland
Enabling Research for Next-Generation Chemical and Biochemical Sensing -- Kurt BenksteinSteve Semancik

DNA Damage Group
Oxidative DNA damage as bioindicator for environmental genotoxicity -- Pawel Jaruga
DNA Damage, DNA Repair, and Nanomaterial Toxicity -- Miral Dizdar
Engineered Nanomaterial Induced Genotoxicity -- Miral Dizdar

Mass Spectrometry Data Center Group
Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis -- Steve Stein
Building and Using Mass Spectral Reference Libraries -- Steve Stein
Algorithms for Compound Identification by Mass Spectrometry -- Xioayu (Sara) Yang
Mass Spectrometry-Based Measurements of Protein Glycosylation -- Steve Stein
Differentiation of Analytical and Biological Variability in Metabolomics using Standard Reference Materials and Multivariate Statistics -- Yamil Simon


Biomolecular Measurement Division (BMD)
Rebecca Zangmeister, Science Advisor
(301) 975-4912 Telephone

NIST, 100 Bureau Drive M/S 8315
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8315

Created March 31, 2014, Updated June 29, 2018