Students interested in pursuing post-doctoral opportunities can apply for the NIST-National Research Council post-doctoral program spring admission beginning March 1, 2019. This nationwide competitive postdoctoral program brings research scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform advanced research related to the NIST mission, introduces the latest university research results and techniques to NIST scientific programs, strengthens mutual communication with university researchers, shares NIST unique research facilities with the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, and provides a valuable mechanism for the transfer of research results from NIST to the scientific and engineering communities.

In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the Research Adviser listed with the selected Research Opportunity(ies) to assure that funding will be available if the application is recommended by NRC Research Associateship Programs panels. Once a host laboratory and Research Adviser are identified and the applicant has contacted the proposed Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC Research Associateship Programs online application system. Reviews are conducted four times each year, and review results are available to applicants six to eight weeks following the application deadline.

View the program brochure, and detailed information on procedures and all necessary application materials and supporting documents are available from the NRC Research Associateship Program which also includes NIST-specific information on the program. For the most current list of opportunities, please refer to the NRC website page for the NIST NRC Postdoctoral Research program.

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