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First Measurement Science Fellowship Positions Announced

First Measurement Science Fellowship Positions Announced

The first two positions offered by the new National Institute of Standards and Technology—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (NIST-ARRA) Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program are now online at the program's web site, Currently, there are openings for a postdoctoral research associate and a research scientist or research professor. Applicants from a wide variety of science and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The new program, which was announced in February, is made possible by a $15.5 million award from NIST to the University of Maryland, based on a proposal written by co-PI Professor Robert M. Briber (chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering), PI Professor Daniel Lathrop (director, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics [IREAP]; physics) and co-PI Professor Ellen Williams (physics). It will bring some 50 fellows per year over three years to work at NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Md., and Charleston, S.C., providing new research collaborations among students, faculty and NIST scientists. The goal is to further develop a future scientific talent pool with extensive training in measurement science and engineering.

For more information and position descriptions, visit the NIST-ARAA web site at

May 7, 2010

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