Postdoctoral Researcher (PREP0002234)

This position is part of the National Institute of Standards (NIST) Professional Research Experience (PREP) program. NIST recognizes that its research staff may wish to collaborate with researchers at academic institutions on specific projects of mutual interest, thus requires that such institutions must be the recipient of a PREP award. The PREP program requires staff from a wide range of backgrounds to work on scientific research in many areas. Employees in this position will perform technical work that underpins the scientific research of the collaboration.

Research Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher

The work will entail:
Computer programming in support of image data analysis, information extraction, and image data organization

The work will entail...

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Create JASON files to integrate experimental and image processing metadata with image data.
  • Query datasets with large language models to extract results.
  • Create models to classify cell states.
  • Create docker files for using existing code within an existing web interface program (WIPP).
  • Maintain Jupytr server.


  • A PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • Training in signal and image processing.
  • Experience with creating docker files.
  • Programming skills in Python and Java.
  • Experience using Matlab.
  • At least 5 years of programming and data organization experience.

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