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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoc fellowships and research positions available at national labs and federal research facilities nationwide

For scientists who have recently completed their Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline, a postdoc research position can make an excellent start to a career at a national laboratory or other research facility. ORISE sponsors more than 50 postdocal research programs across the United States, many of which have immediate openings for qualified candidates.

Our complete catalog of postdoctoral fellowships will let you search for a program that best suits your qualifications and preferences for location and starting date. Click the button below to view all of our postdoc research programs and sort them by sponsor, length of appointment or location.

Current Openings for Postdocs

Ready to jump start your career today? Listed below are postdoc research positions with immediate availability. This list can be searched by keyword or sorted by location or sponsoring agency.

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Current Research Opportunities for Postdocs

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-1 Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-2 Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-3 Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer National Energy Technology Laboratory
EPA-ORD/NCCT-2015-02 Developing Computational Predictive Models of Toxicological Tipping Points U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NERL-IO-2015-01 Innovative Technology Identification and Demonstration Projects Related to Sustainability U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ARS-VPRU-2015-0011-03 Veterinary Medical Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-ABBL-2015-0026 Postdoctoral Research Opportunity- Microbiology and Immunology U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
SRNL15-05-NTS Post Doctoral Research Associate position in Mass Spectrometry Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
EPA-ORD/NERL-HEASD-2015-03 Identification and Quantification of Factors that Increase Environmental Exposures U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2015-04 Exposure of Humans to Bacterial Pathogens in Aquatic Environments U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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