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    Post-Doc /Guest Researcher

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher/Guest Researcher  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher/Guest Researcher in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at National Institute of Standards and Technology as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NIST is a great place to work. The environment, its physical location is great. I have never seen any organization where its employees love their job more than the ones at NIST. Even after retirement, many NIST retirees still come to work voluntarily, a clear testament that they love their job. Since NIST is funded by the US Government, there is always some money for research.

    Cons

    As a Post-Doc/ Guest Researcher, you do not get any of the benefits or privileges that the employees and NRC Post-Docs get. If your research idea leads to something remarkable and award worthy, the awards will only recognize NIST employees and not you. Even if it is the child-of-your-brain, because you are a "Guest Researcher".

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    Guest Researcher should be treated better. They should be made to feel as though that are legitimate part of the NIST workforce.

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    I applied through other source - interviewed at National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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    It went very well. Nice friendly people. Nice location Just HR Takes a very long time.
    I didn't apply, was recommended so they emailed me and scheduled a day for me to come in. Everyone was nice to talk to and the questions were simple questions, nothing too trivial. Good experience,

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Website www.nist.gov
Headquarters Gaithersburg, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1901
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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What time is it? The scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can tell you with the utmost of accuracy. Created by Congress in 1901 as the US government's first physical science research laboratory, NIST is still setting standards that rule industry. In addition the non-federated regulatory agency has developed technologies affecting automated teller machines (ATMs), atomic clocks, and mammograms. NIST also offers co-funding opportunities to businesses. NIST's seven labs are located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado. The... More

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