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Employment Opportunities

The following is a list of current employment opportunities available in the Molecular Applications Project. Please contact us for more information.

The Molecular Applications Project emphasizes interdisciplinary research in selected areas of biophysics, advanced spectroscopies, and optics. We are looking for enthusiastic postdocs to design and implement projects in several areas, including advanced spectroscopies and microscopies, nano-optical probes, imaging technologies, and associated theoretical models to solve important measurement science problems in biophysics and bionanotechnology. Our focus includes the areas of biomolecular and cellular structure, function, interactions, and dynamics in support of the needs of the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Present hot topics include:

  • Nanoscale near-field probes, microscopies and spectroscopies
  • New techniques for single molecule measurement and manipulation
  • Optical metrology of nanocrystals for quantitative biophysics/quantitative molecular imaging for nanobiophotonics
  • Single molecule studies of antisense interactions in RNA
  • Terahertz frequency-domain spectroscopy and low-frequency Raman spectroscopy of biological molecules
  • Vibrationally-resonant nonlinear optical studies of structure and dynamics of biomolecules (e.g., proteins) at biological interfaces.

 

Senior Research Fellows

NIST-ARRA Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program through the University of Maryland

Senior 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). At least two years of post-Ph.D. research experience is required. More information can be found on the Senior Fellowship Announcement webpage.

 

Post Doctoral Research Opportunities

NIST National Research Council Program

NIST's Postdoctoral Program is administered in cooperation with the National Research Council. The 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.

There are two application cycles per year with deadlines of February 1 and August 1. For general and contact information, visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs web site for this program.

For specific NRC postdoctoral opportunities available with the Molecular Applications Project, visit here.

 

NIH/NIST Joint Postdoctoral Program

There is another postdoctoral program administered jointly between NIST and NIH. The goal of this program is to facilitate development of collaborations between these two institutes in order to leverage the expertise in biology and medicine at NIH with the expertise in the physical sciences and engineering at NIST. The postdoctoral fellows in this program have an advisor at each institute and split their time between the two laboratories.

There is one application cycle per year with a deadline of August 1. For general and contact information, visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs web site for this program.

For specific NIST-NIH NRC postdoctoral opportunities available with the Molecular Applications Project, visit here.

 

NIST-ARRA Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program through the University of Maryland

Postdoctoral 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). This program is open to applicants who have earned their Ph.D. within the past four years. More information can be found on the Post-doctoral Research Position Announcement webpage.

 

Graduate Research Opportunities

NIST-ARRA Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program through the University of Maryland

Graduate research assistant fellowships 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 are up to three year fellowships for graduate students pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. degree. More information can be found on the Graduate Research Position Announcement webpage.

  

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

An 11-week summer undergraduate research fellowship program provides hands-on research for undergraduates in conjunction with NIST researchers.

There is one application cycle per year. For information, visit the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program webpage.

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Contact

Biophysics Group:
Kimberly Briggman, Project Leader
301-975-2358 Telephone

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8443
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8443