|The Foreign Guest Researcher Program
offers scientists from around the world the opportunity to work collaboratively
with NIST scientists.
Foreign guest researchers at NIST fall into three categories:
- Those supported by their home institutions;
- Researchers supported through bilateral programs or international
- Direct scientist-to-scientist collaboration or suppot
|The Foreign Guest Researcher Program is
managed by the Office of International Affairs
(OIA). Once you have been accepted into a NIST research program, your
laboratory host and OIA staff can assist during your stay at NIST.
|Student Employment Opportunities
|NIST has a few student programs from
which ANTD would consider qualified candidates:
- The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which allows the
full-time, part-time or intermittent appointment of students year
round for a period not to exceed one year.
- The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is based on a cooperative
educational (work/study) program, that requires 640 hours of work
experience. NIST has co-op agreements with more than 90 colleges and
- The Student Volunteer Program provides students an opportunity to
gain an educational experience in a variety of occupations and receive
education credit as well. This assignment requires a formal agreement
between the educational institution and NIST.
Each program cited accepts students from an accredited high school,
technical or vocational school, 2 or 4 year or university, graduate,
or professional school. For further information regarding the above
programs please contact the NIST Human Resources Management Division,
Related Information: The Summer Undergraduate Research
|NIST Postdoctoral Research Associateships
The NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateships
Program provides two-year temporary appointments for outstanding
scientists and engineers chosen through a national competition administered
by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
These appointments provide an opportunity for the Nation's best scientists,
mathematicians and engineers to engage in state-of-the-art research
in association with senior research specialists of the Institute's staff,
using the excellent and often unique research facilities at NIST. Postdoctoral Research Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to become an Associate?
A: U.S. citizenship is required
for these appointments.
Research Associates at NIST are awarded only to persons who have held
the doctorate less than five years at the time of application. The Defense
Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622, prohibits any male born after
December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive
agency if he is required to register with the Selective Service System
but has knowingly and willfully not registered.
Q: What type of an appointment does the Associate have?
A: A postdoctoral research associate
is given a two-year term appointment and considered to be an employee
of the U.S. Government.
Q: What is the salary and what benefits
are associated with the appointment?
A: For the 1999 program year, the annual base salary for
a NIST Associate is $50,000. The base salary is subject to federal and
state income taxes and Social Security deductions.
Sick leave and annual leave are accrued at the rate of 13 days per
year, and retirement, health, and life insurance benefits are included.
Costs of relocation and transportation of household effects within the
United States to the duty station only, within allowances prescribed
by law, will be paid.
The sponsoring division for each NIST Associate is provided an annual
allocation of $5,500 that is earmarked to help support professional
travel, scientific books, incidental research equipment, and other appropriate
expenses relating to the research and professional activity of an Associate.
|The Postdoctoral Research Associateships
Program is administered jointly by NIST and the National Research Council.
The application deadline is January 15th of each year. Approximately 40
new awards are made annually. For further information or a copy of the
Research Opportunities Booklet or application material, please contact:
Janice H. Campbell, Secretary, at 301-975-3076 or Dr. Jack
J. Hsia, Chief of Academic Affairs, at 301-975-3067. Detailed information
on procedures and all necessary application materials and supporting documents
are available from:
|National Research Council
Research Associateship Programs - TJ2114
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418