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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Development and application of informatics and analytics methods to advance materials science and materials design


Material Measurement Laboratory, Office of Data and Informatics

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50.64.10.C0377 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


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Becker, Chandler Amiss 301.975.5344


This work will focus on the application of materials informatics and analytics methods, including uncertainty quantification, to materials science and engineering problems relevant to ongoing research efforts in the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST. The successful applicant will be expected to research, evaluate, and apply materials informatics and data science methods, including data processing, reproducible analysis, and clear reporting (e.g., visualization methods) in an interdisciplinary environment that includes both experimentalists and computational materials researchers, as well as experts in other domains such as computer science and statistical engineering. Proposals that lead to tools and methods for improved uncertainty quantification (including Bayesian analysis) and propagation in materials design applications are particularly encouraged. Machine learning, scripting and automation, and high performance computing (HPC) skills are desired.

Particular areas of interest include mechanical deformation, x-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction and computational methods (such as atomistics or Calphad modeling) as applied to metallic and polymer systems; multicomponent diffusion in metallic systems; composites; and additive manufacturing. Other materials systems are also of potential interest, depending on the expertise of the applicant.

materials informatics; experimental optimization; materials design; materials data science; uncertainty quantification; Monte Carlo methods; atomistics; Calphad; diffusion; mechanical deformation; additive manufacturing


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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