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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 postdoctoral 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
ARS-FSEPRU-2015-0116 Postdoctoral Computational Biologist U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GSWRL-2015-0076-01 Postdoctoral Research Opportunity – Grassland, Soil, and Water Research Laboratory U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2015-01 Fecal Source Identification Methods for Clean Water Act Applications in Fresh and Marine Waters U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-GED-2015-01 Microbial Communities for Biogeochemical Modeling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NCEA-IO-2015-02 Analysis of Multi-Agency Research Efforts and Multimedia Impacts from Reactive Nitrogen U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-AED-2015-05 Salt Marsh Ecology, Climate Adaptation, and Experimentation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NCEA-IO-2015-01 GIS and Spatial Analysis of Global Change U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC-OPHPR-2015-0083 Research Program Evaluation Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
FDA-CDER-2015-0056 Quality Control of Generic Drugs Using MALDI-TOF/TOF MS Fellowship-CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA-CDER-2015-0054 Quality control of drug products containing nanomaterials by PBPK modeling Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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