Job Overview


Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

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This position is located in the Physical Measurement Laboratory, Radiation Physics Division.  The individual selected for this position will produce and calibrate Natural Radionuclides Standard Reference Materials, develop new measurement techniques and approaches to supply Traceability Programs to outside agencies, support comparisons in radionuclide metrology, calibrate environmental radionuclide materials and conduct International Interlaboratory Comparisons.


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Produce and certify low-level natural-matrix radioactivity Standard Reference Materials (SRMs);
  • Design, develop, optimize measurement techniques and approaches to verify traceability test materials for laboratory measurement comparison studies;
  • Conduct Performance Testing (PT) Programs to assess laboratory measurement traceability;
  • Perform In-Vivo/In-Vitro confirmational measurements on reference PT materials;
  • Document technical procedures;
  • Analyze data and test results with statistical methods and numerical modeling;
  • Prepare RM certificates;
  • Present and publish work at scientific conferences and in peer reviewed journals.