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
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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
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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
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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