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Postdoctoral Opportunities

NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in the Biochemical and Exposure Science Group

The NIST postdoctoral program is administered by the National Research Council


  • Eligibility: US citizens holding a Doctorate for less than five years.
  • Application Deadline: February 1 (for NRC's February review) and August 1 (for August review).
  • Begin Tenure: between July and December (February review cycle) or between January and June of the following year (August review cycle).
  • Tenure: Two years.
  • Base Stipend: $82,764
  • Benefits: Moving expenses, health plan, and retirement plan.


  • Apply on-line at the NRC website.
  • The applicant is responsible for ensuring that everything is received by the appropriate deadlines.

Please contact any of the advisors listed in the Research Opportunities for additional information. Our research is not limited to the officially listed projects below.


  • Advances in High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Exposure Science and Forensic Analyses: 50.64.63.B8576 
  • Analytical Methods Development for the Determination for Anthropogenic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: 50.64.63.B4794  
  • Determination of Chemical Contaminant Profiles in Water: 50.64.63.B8335 
  • Mass Spectrometry of Chemical Tracers: 50.64.63.C0152 
  • Research in the Measurement Science of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: 50.64.63.C0617 
  • Separation Science Techniques for Trace Organic Analysis: 50.64.63.B1712 
  • Benchmarking metaproteomic analytical workflows: 50.64.63.C0273 
  • Developing bioanalytical foundations for analysis in non-model systems: 50.64.63.C0272
  • Multimodal Microbiome Measurements: 50.64.63.C0154 
  • Non-targeted Omic Based Bioanalytical Measurements: 50.64.63.C0153 
  • Metabolomic and Lipidomic Research: Emphasizing Advanced Data Analysis, Metabolite/Lipid Annotation, and Functional Pathway Elucidation: 50.64.63.B7888
Created April 5, 2024, Updated May 23, 2024