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Dear Colleagues,
I want to bring to your attention an opening we have in the Polymers
Division at NIST for a research staff position.  The position is
initially a two-year appointment, with potential for a permanent
appointment.  Please forward this to any qualified individuals who maybe

Candidates can send their resumes and three references (names and
contact information only) to wenli@nist.gov.

Wen-li Wu
NIST Fellow
Materials Science and Engineering laboratory

mailing address:
Mail Stop 8541
Rm.B320, Bldg.224
100 Bureau Drive 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8541
tel: 301.975.6839
fax: 301.975.3928
email: wenli@nist.gov
http://polymers.msel.nist.gov <http://polymers.msel.nist.gov/> 

Polymers Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a research staff
position in the area of small angle scattering (x-rays, neutrons, light)
in the Electronics Materials Group of the Polymers Division, at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg,
Maryland. More information on polymers and electronics materials
research at NIST can be found at www.nist.gov/polymers.

Responsibilities of this position include: (1) planning and directing an
ongoing project on the use of small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) to
measure the critical dimensions and quality of nanoscale structures
fabricated by the semiconductor industry; (2) identifying and leading
new project areas in the development of small-angle scattering,
reflectivity, and diffraction; (3) fostering collaborations within NIST
and with U.S. industry and other Federal agencies; and (4) scheduling
the operation, maintaining hardware, and enhancing the capabilities of
the SAXS and high resolution diffraction facilities in the Polymers

A qualified applicant will have: (1) demonstrated experience in planning
and conducting research in the use of x-rays for material
characterization including
instrument design and fabrication, modeling and quantitative
interpretation of data from x-ray diffraction and reflectivity
measurements; (2) strong communication skills (speaking, writing); (3)
demonstrated ability in teamwork and in working with others; (4) expert
knowledge in the dynamical theory of x-ray diffraction; and (5) expert
knowledge in polymer science, colloid and interface science, or related

The applicant will be evaluated, in addition to the qualifications
listed above, on their potential to become a world class expert in x-ray
scattering and diffraction theory and its application to leading
scientific problems; and on their ability to identify new research
topics, to define workable research approaches to achieve the technical
goals, and to develop strategies to acquire necessary resources.

The position is initially a two-year appointment, with potential for a
permanent appointment. U.S. citizenship is required. A Ph.D. in physical
science or engineering is desired. Salary range: $58,206 to $127,442
(Physical Scientist ZP-1301-III/IV), commensurate with experience.
Applicants should send a resume and three references (names and contact
information only) by post or e-mail to Dr. Wen-li Wu, NIST Polymers
Division, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8541, Gaithersburg, MD 20899,
wenli.wu@nist.gov. Review of applications will begin May 5, 2008, and
will continue until the position is filled.

NIST, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is an Equal
Opportunity Employer

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