CHIEF, Materials Science and Engineering Division, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST

Gaithersburg, Maryland
$131,898 - $164,200 per year + US Government Benefits
Mar 30, 2018
Apr 29, 2018
Field of specialization
Materials, Nanotechnology, Polymers
Job Type
Full time

CHIEF, Materials Science and Engineering Division, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Material Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates the need for a Division Chief of its Materials Science and Engineering Division (MSED) (  The MSED has more than 90 permanent scientific and engineering staff and over 85 domestic and international associates.   Its permanent technical staff consist of PhD-level researchers focusing on materials sciences and engineering from a variety of scientific perspectives.   The division’s multidisciplinary activities provide the measurement science, standards, and technology required to support the Nation’s need to design, develop, manufacture, and use materials.  This work builds confidence in measurements needed to advance knowledge and foster innovation in the broad range of manufacturing and technology sectors that rely upon advanced materials.  The principal duties for the division are on the Gaithersburg, MD campus of NIST.

Candidates should have extensive experience in materials research and in managing a multidisciplinary scientific and technical workforce.   Candidates should have an advanced degree in the physical sciences with a demonstrated specialization in the materials sciences or materials engineering, in accordance with OPM qualification standards.   Interested candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and should submit a Curriculum Vitae or a Resume and a list of potential references by May 1, 2018 to Teresa Cronise, 100 Bureau Drive MS 8300, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8300 or by email (preferred) to  Questions about this position can be sent to Eric Lin, Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory (

Whether submitting a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or a resume, the candidate must provide sufficient information to clearly articulate their leadership and management capabilities and experience, including both personnel and financial management.  This may be provided in a separate cover letter.   Individuals should also include a list of publications and a list of talks and presentations covering at least the past 5 years and which demonstrate research experience.   The identified candidate will be hired as a ZP-V (GS-15) equivalent.

Depending on the identified candidate’s professional background they will be hired as a Physical Scientists, ZP-1301, Grade V or as a Supervisory Physical Scientist, ZP-1301, Grade-V.  An applicant’s CV or Resume must provide clear evidence that they have performed highly creative, outstanding research that has led or can lead to major advances in the discipline or field of science involved, or to major advances in science or technology in general, can be rated under this provision for highly demanding research positions requiring similar abilities or show at least 1 year equivalent at the GS-14 level.  The position when available will be posted at (  The salary range for the position is $131,898 - $164,200 per annum.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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