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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists.

Health physics degrees declined in 2014, enrollment trends reverse

June 25, 2015 - The total number of degrees awarded to students graduating with majors in health physics has declined across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs for the first time in four years.

ORISE receives DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star status for 11th year in a row

May 27, 2015 - After a recent onsite evaluation, the Department of Energy (DOE) named the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site for the 11th consecutive year. contractor sites.

Balajee named director of Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Lab at REAC/TS

May 21, 2015 - Adayabalam Balajee, Ph.D., has been named the director of the Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory (CBL), which is operated as part of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).

Dainiak Named Director of REAC/TS

March 6, 2015 - Nicholas Dainiak, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been named director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

Current Career Opportunities

Ref. No. Job Title Location
15-050 Immigration Specialist Oak Ridge, TN
15-046 Manager 2 Scientific Assessment Oak Ridge, TN
15-041 Data Analyst 3 Oak Ridge, TN
15-044 Desktop Publishing Specialist 2 Oak Ridge, TN
15-014 Contract Administration Project Manager Oak Ridge, TN
15-035 Programmer Analyst 2 Oak Ridge, TN
15-037 Administrative Clerk 3 Oak Ridge, TN
14-024 Operations Planner Senior Arlington, VA
15-026 Programmer Analyst 1 Oak Ridge, TN
14-021 Operations Planner 2 Arlington, VA
Ashley Cross at ORNL

Ashley Cross, an undergraduate researcher, was one of more than 6,000 students and faculty who took part in ORISE-managed research programs last year. Learn more about her research with microorganisms at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Research participants placed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through science education programs administered by ORISE share how access to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology.