The Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology (JIMB), a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Stanford University, invites applications for Principal Investigators.  Applicants must have a doctorate in an engineering or science discipline.  Successful candidates will be appointed as NIST Staff with Principal Investigator status and as Adjunct Faculty in the most appropriate Stanford University department (e.g., bioengineering, genetics, pathology, etc.).  Appointees will receive significant intramural funding from NIST, and are expected to develop and conduct world-leading research in metrology (the science of measurement) with a focus on genomics or synthetic biology. Appointees will contribute to and be an integral part of the JIMB and broader Stanford and NIST communities.

JIMB’s mission is to advance the science of measuring biology (biometrology).  JIMB is pursuing fundamental research, standards development, and the translation of products that support confidence in biological measurements and reliable reuse of materials and results. JIMB is particularly focused on measurements and technologies that impact, are related to, or enabled by ongoing advances in and associated with the reading and writing of DNA. 

JIMB enthusiastically invites applications especially from junior investigators, women, and members of underrepresented groups; applicants must be U.S. citizens.  Complete applications should be emailed to jimbscientist [at] and must include a brief cover letter addressed to the JIMB Search Committee, a research plan of up to three pages, a brief statement of teaching interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses for at least four references.  The candidate selection process commenced on 18 December 2016.