SAS Postdoc Opportunity at NIST
John D. Barnes
john.barnes at nist.gov
Wed Dec 9 14:29:06 CST 1998
DESCRIPTIVE MEASURES FOR SMALL-ANGLE SCATTERING FROM POLYMERS
NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship
Dr. John D. Barnes, adviser
I would like to call everyone's attention to a postdoctoral research
associate opportunities that are available at NIST.
I. General Aspects of the NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program
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This is a competitive program based on evaluations of curriculum voiate
and research proposals. Participation is restricted to persons who hold
United States citizenship and who have held their doctoral degrees for
less than five years at the time of application.
All of the necessary application forms must be in the proper hands by 15
January, so the time to start work on your application is right now. The
January 15th competition is for people who would expect to receive their
degrees before approximately October of 1999.
Information on this program is difficult to obtain because the people at
the National Research Council have very skillfully buried it in a mass of
information pertaining to the government wide aspects of the program.
The place to start digging is http://www4.nas.edu/osepbooklets.nsf.
II. Opportunity in the Polymer X-Ray Scattering Laboratory
This opportunity is one of many at NIST. Research Associates in thsi
position will conduct research that is aimed at identifying methods for
making the results of SAS experiments more readily available to
industrial end users. The materials being studied are primarily polymers
produced by industrial processes such as film blowing, injection molding,
cold extrusion, etc. The approach being pursued in this laboratory seeks
to develop computational methods for extracting appropriate
microstructural parameters from scattering data on these materials. The
work being pursued here extends classical work in this area into cases
where the microstructures are anisotropic.
All research opportunities at NIST are described in a booklet entitled
"Postdoctoral Research Associateships tenable at the U.S. Department of
Commerce National Institutes of Standards and Technology, 1999 edition."
Persons who are seriously interested in applying for these opportunities
should get hold of this book and the necessary forms as soon as possible.
Contact information is provided at the URL given above.
Opportunities in the various divisions of the NIST Laboratory for
Materials Science and Engineering will be of greatest interest to readers
of this posting.
Persons preparing proposals for applications in my laboratory are welcome
to correspond with me directly by e-mail. I cannot, however, serve as a
clearing house for persosn interested in other opportunities.
Dr. John D. Barnes email: john.barnes at nist.gov
Natl Inst of Stds and Tech Voice: 301-975-6786
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8544 FAX: 301-975-4977
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 URL: http://www.nist.gov/sas
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