NIST-affiliated NRC Postdoc Program

  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateships Program
  • Outstanding research opportunities with top JILA scientists
  • NRC postdocs are employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) working at JILA on the University of Colorado Boulder campus
  • Starting salary: $71,128 (2-year appointment)
  • Excellent benefits
  • Relocation & travel expenses
  • Must be a U.S. citizen (required for NIST employment)
  • See the website for upcoming application deadlines

Come to the Physics Frontier!

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through postdoctoral research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  NRC fellowships to work at JILA, which is located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, are awarded through NIST.  Learn about these opportunities and how to apply.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on the website.  JILA offers a number of opportunities for NRC Postdoc fellowship recipients.

JILA was founded in 1962 as a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST. JILA is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains on the CU-Boulder campus. The wide-ranging interests of our scientists have made JILA one of the nation's leading research institutes in the physical sciences. Our award-winning scientists explore some of today's most challenging and fundamental scientific questions. We hope you will explore opportunities to work with us via an NRC Postdoc research fellowship!

JILA Research Groups with NRC Postdoc Opportunities

Explore opportunities to work with our scientists! You are strongly encouraged to contact the JILA scientists below and discuss possible postdoctoral research opportunities. There may be additional research opportunities beyond those formally listed.

  • Photograph of Eric Cornell
    Eric Cornell
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Nanoscience, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    BEC, Precision Measurement, Molecules, Frequency Combs
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: cornell@jila.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Ralph Jimenez
    Ralph Jimenez
    Topics:
    Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Biophysics, Ultrafast Lasers, Chemical Physics, Microfluidics
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: rjimenez@jilau1.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Adam Kaufman
    Adam Kaufman
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Many-body physics, Ultracold atoms, Quantum simulation
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: adammkau@jilau1.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Konrad Lehnert
    Konrad Lehnert
    Topics:
    Nanoscience, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Quantum Nanomechanics, Microwave Quantum Optics, Mesoscopic Physics
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: konrad.lehnert@jila.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of David Nesbitt
    David Nesbitt
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Nanoscience, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Chemical Physics, Biophysics, Molecular Ions
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: djn@jila.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Thomas T. Perkins
    Thomas T. Perkins
    Topics:
    Biophysics, Nanoscience
    Focus:
    Biophysics, AFM, Optical Tweezers, Single Molecule
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: tperkins@jila.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Ana Maria Rey
    Ana Maria Rey
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Laser Physics, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Cold Atoms and Molecules, Quantum Many-body Systems, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information
    Role:
    Theorist
    Email: arey@jilau1.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of James Thompson
    James Thompson
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Laser Physics, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Cold Atoms, Quantum Optics and Information, Precision Measurement
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: jkt@jila.colorado.edu
  • Photograph of Jun Ye
    Jun Ye
    Topics:
    Atomic & Molecular Physics, Chemical Physics, Laser Physics, Nanoscience, Precision Measurement, Quantum Information Science & Technology
    Focus:
    Cold Atoms and Molecules, Frequency Combs, Ultrastable Lasers, Precision Measurement
    Role:
    Experimentalist
    Email: ye@jila.colorado.edu