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NIST Research Structural Engineer Positions

Closing date Thursday, April 19, 2012!


The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) at NIST has two position announcements posted on USAJOBS for research structural engineers:

The research structural engineers will:

  • Play a critical role in building a vibrant experimentally-driven research program on fire resistance of real-scale structures using NFRL, a new unique experimental facility nearing completion on the NIST Gaithersburg, MD campus.
  • Lead NIST's efforts in conceiving, safely conducting, and reporting on real-scale experimental research on steel, concrete, and composite (steel and concrete) structures exposed to simultaneous fire conditions and mechanical loads.
  • Join NIST's world-class research team in Fire Science and Structural Performance under Multi-hazards.
  • Develop national and international collaborations and will actively participate in the development of relevant standards and codes, enabling a transformation to performance-based fire resistance design of concrete and steel structures.
  • Lead the development of an experimental database on the fire performance of large-scale structural connections, components, subassemblies, and systems, which will be used to validate physics-based models of structural fire performance and to foster innovation in design and construction.

For more information on NFRL and fire research at NIST, visit The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL). To apply, visit USAJOBS (Job Announcement Numbers: NISTEL-2012-0012 and NISTEL-2012-0013).

Applications must be submitted prior to the closing date of April 19, 2012.

  • U.S. citizenship is required for employment at NIST.
  • The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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