Why Work for EL? NIST's Engineering Laboratory (EL) is one of the Nation's primary federal laboratories serving the construction and building industries.
EL's strategic priorities include advanced energy technologies, information and automation technologies to improve construction productivity, sustainable infrastructure materials, advanced manufacturing, systems integration and engineering, intelligent systems and control, robotics and automation, innovative fire protection, and disaster-resilient structures and communities, which includes work on hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires.
EL has specific statutory responsibilities for fire prevention and control, earthquake hazards reduction, windstorm impact reduction, and building and fire safety investigations.
EL provides exciting opportunities in areas of national impact, access to excellent research facilities and work environment, exposure to top notch peers and mentors, and competitive benefits.
EL is actively recruiting at all levels in many key areas (e.g., Simulation & Analysis of Building Mechanical Equipment and Controls, Photovoltaic Module/System Measurement Science, Information Systems Integration, Characterization of Indoor Contaminant Exposure).
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Work/Life programs – NIST's commitment to offering a family-friendly work environment enables early career scientists and engineers to balance work and family. Both NIST Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO, offer onsite childcare, fitness centers, and health units. Flexible work schedules are also popular.
Federal Benefits – As part of the federal government, NIST is able to offer outstanding insurance benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, the Thrift Savings Program (a portable tax deferred retirement savings account), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts or health reimbursement arrangements, and a separate dental and vision insurance program.
Financial and Nonfinancial Incentives - NIST has many financial incentives available to entice and reward outstanding early career scientists and engineers, including cash and time off awards, promotions, recruitment and retention bonuses, tuition reimbursement, relocation expense reimbursement, and student loan repayment.
NIST ranks 19 in the 2009 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" report!
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Current Openings in EL
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Engineering Technician. It is open from Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013. The vacancy number is NISTEL-2013-0038.
For information or to apply for this position, visit web site http://www.usajobs.gov, vacancy number NISTEL-2013-0038. U.S. citizenship is required.
The Department of Commerce/NIST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL) anticipates the need for graduate students interested in earthquake engineering to support the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The students will conduct earthquake engineering research supervised by a research structural engineer within the NEHRP group at NIST. For more information Click here
U.S. citizenship is required for employment at NIST. The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Post Doc Opportunities
This program is equivalent to postdoctoral fellowships in universities and other organizations. Each applicant is responsible for formulating a specific plan of his or her choice on a problem which relates to EL current research. Awards are made for two years. EL works with the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in the coordination and selection of postdoctoral research associates. Additional information or a copy of the Research Opportunities Booklet or application material may be accessed through the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO).
Fellowships for researchers in measurement science and engineering are available from the University of Maryland, by funding from the National Institute for Standards and Technology's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program (NIST-ARRA). These fellowships are offered at the undergraduate student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, and senior researcher levels. Fellows positions are available for highly-qualified U.S. citizens and non-citizens with excellent records in Measurement Science and Engineering.
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Persons interested in any of these opportunities or with careers questions may contact or submit a CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.