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If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career in science and technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology may be the place for you. We have opportunities in the physical and engineering sciences, as well as for outstanding administrative and support personnel. Our scientists work in biotechnology, chemistry, semiconductor electronics, ceramics, physics, optoelectronics, fire safety, polymers, information technology, manufacturing engineering and measurement science.

Approximately 2,800 NIST staffers work at our 234 hectare (578 acre) site in Gaithersburg, Md., while about 400 work at our Boulder, Colo., site. Both sites offer opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers.

Current NIST job openings in Gaithersburg, Md.

 Current NIST job openings in Boulder, Colo. (This site also includes vacancies at other Department of Commerce agencies in the Boulder area.)
 Employee Benefits
 Employee Organizations
 Diversity Program
 NIST postdoctoral research - NIST hires about 50 postdoctoral researchers annually through the NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associates Program. This national competition is administered by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - NIST offers 12-week fellowships for undergraduate students in science and engineering. This intensive, hands-on lab experience is designed to encourage students to pursue doctoral degrees in science and engineering.

  (sub bullet)SURFing the Physics Lab
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Materials Science Engineering Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Building and Fire Research Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Information Technology Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURFing the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  (sub bullet)SURF NIST Boulder
 Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)—SCEP, commonly referred to as the work study or co-op program, provides valuable work experience, academic credit, and a paid position.
 Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)—High-school, undergraduate, and graduate students work during the summer and during vacation breaks in a paid position and gain valuable learning experience.
 Student Volunteer Program (SVP)—The SVP provides volunteer opportunities for students at least 16 years of age in fields such as physical science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, and administration.
 NIST High School Internship Program
 DoC Summer Internship Programs
 Other Opportunities Outside NIST


See also: Research/Manufacturing Partnerships, Work with us, A-Z Subject Index, NIST Home Page

Date created: 9/12/00
Last updated: 8/23/04
Contact: inquiries@nist.gov