NanoLab and NanoFab Staff at the CNST
In the NanoLab, the CNST employs Project Leaders who are passionate about measurement science and nanofabrication, and who appreciate research motivated within a problem-based environment. The Center has brought together and will continue to add talented, motivated scientists and engineers from many disciplines—including physics, chemistry, materials science, molecular biology, computer science, and electrical, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering—who are open-minded about other fields and eager to collaborate on important measurement problems in nanotechnology. A CNST Project Leader is an exceptional scientist or engineer with a strong record of creativity and achievement, the leadership abilities required to build a thriving research program, interests in contributing to ongoing projects within the CNST and NIST, and adept at interacting with multiple disciplines and presenting his or her programs effectively to a wide variety of audiences.
In the NanoFab, the CNST employs Process Engineers and Technicians with broad nanofabrication and measurement experience, and the desire and ability to train and provide outstanding support to facility users.
The CNST needs or anticipates the need for assistance in the areas listed below. When vacancies are available, they will be posted at USAJobs
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Current and/or Anticipated Vacancies:
- Nanoscale Measurements for Energy Storage Technologies
The CNST anticipates that it will soon have a vacancy for a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. The CNST is a national user facility that supports nanotechnology from discovery to production by providing industry, academia, NIST, and other government agencies with access to world-class nanoscale measurement and fabrication methods and technology. The expected Project Leader position will require an exceptional scientist or engineer with a strong record of creativity and achievement in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic-based nanomaterials for applications in batteries, ultracapacitors, solid-state fuel cells, and related electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies. The individual should have an extensive background in chemical and/or materials science or related disciplines, and a strong interest in developing new instrumentation and measurement methods for nanoscale characterization of the relevant chemical and physical phenomena. The individual must possess the leadership abilities required to build a thriving research program; mentor the research activities of postdocs; have a successful record of interacting with multiple disciplines; be interested in contributing to ongoing projects within the CNST and NIST related to measurements of energy-related processes, materials, and devices; and be able to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences. For additional information about the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, please visit www.nist.gov/cnst. Positions may be filled at any appropriate level (NIST pay band III-V, current salary $60,989-$153,200). NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, on-site child care, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Candidates must have a degree in chemical science, materials science, engineering, or physical science, or equivalent experience combined with education. A Ph.D is desirable. Send expressions of interest to CNSTjobs@nist.gov.