Boulder, Colorado
Physicist ZP-IV (GS-13/14 equivalent) with a salary range of $100,027 - $153,659.
September 01 2020
Elizabeth Donley
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

The Time and Frequency Division in the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates the need for a physical scientist in the area of primary frequency standards ( The division is located on the Boulder campus of NIST.

The position requires a degree in physics or a related discipline.  Expertise in the physics of atomic clocks, laser manipulation of atoms, digital & rf electronics, interaction of radiation with atoms, high-resolution spectroscopy, mechanical design, vacuum systems, control and feedback systems, fundamental metrology, accurate frequency and time measurements, the design and operation of primary frequency standards, and the reporting of frequency standard evaluations is required. A strong publication record is desired.

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae or a Resume and a list of potential references to Katy Stephenson by email to  U.S. Citizenship is required. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. If you have technical questions concerning this position please contact Elizabeth Donley, Division Chief, Time and Frequency Division (

Whether submitting a Curriculum Vitae or a Resume, the candidate must provide positive evidence to clearly articulate their technical capabilities and experience relevant to primary frequency standards, which 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 showing research experience.  The identified candidate may be hired as a Physicist (1310) at the level of ZP-IV (GS-13/14 equivalent) with a salary range of $100,027 - $153,659.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position when available will be posted at WWW.USAJOBS.GOV.