Career Connections

The Materials Research Society is dedicated to helping those in the materials community advance their careers.  We've developed this section of the MRS site as a one-stop career resource for materials scientists.

Job Postings »

Classified ads from recent issues of the MRS Bulletin. New ads are posted on a regular basis - check back often!

Awards »

The MRS awards program strives to acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and to recognize their exciting and profound accomplishments.  MRS awards include the Von Hippel, Turnbull Lectureship, MRS Medal, Materials Theory Award, MRS Fellows, MRS Postdoctoral Awards, Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Innovation in Materials Characterization Award, Kavli Early Career Lectureship in Nanoscience, Graduate Student Awards and the Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award. 

MRS Career Centers »

MRS invites employers and job applicants to participate in career placement centers operated at its Spring and Fall Meetings.

University Chapters »

University chapters are a vital part of the Materials Research Society. Created on university campuses, their goal is to generate student interest in materials science. At present, MRS boasts approximately 85 active chapters throughout the world—some located at universities granting Ph.D.s; others are based at four-year colleges with strong undergraduate research programs. 

Women in Materials Science and Engineering »

The Women in Materials Science & Engineering interest group provides a forum for dialog among women (and men) working in, or pursuing education towards a profession in materials science or engineering. The goal is to share ideas and strategies that may be useful in professional life and to generate ideas for promoting awareness of women's issues to the broad professional community. 

Funding Resources »

A list of available funding and grant opportunities for materials science and research within the U.S.

Diversity »

MRS recognizes that diversity drives innovation, excellence and new discoveries. Although progress has been made, underrepresentation of various segments of society in research and innovation remains a persistent challenge.

MRS Mentoring Program »

MRS' mentoring program is designed to match seasoned materials scientists with graduate students seeking guidance and support in building a future career path in materials research.

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