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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.

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.

ORISE to support CDC infectious disease initiative

Jan. 16, 2015 - ORISE will design and carry out a needs assessment plan for the CDC’s Advanced Molecular Detection and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks (AMD) initiative.

Current Career Opportunities

Ref. No. Job Title Location
15-040 Administrative Clerk 2 Oak Ridge, TN
15-014 Contract Administration Project Manager Oak Ridge, TN
15-030 Applications Programmer 1 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
15-200-EP Administrative Clerk 1 Oak Ridge, TN
14-101 Instructional Media Developer 2 Oak Ridge, TN
14-094 Research Associate 2 Health Studies Oak Ridge, TN
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.