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SAS Postdoc Opportunity at NIST


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 

-------- NOTE Restrictions -----------------

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.

Thank You

Dr. John D. Barnes               email: john.barnes@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
                               or http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/~jdbarnes