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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.

ORAU receives DOE Small Business Award for work under ORISE contract

July 3, 2014 - ORAU receives DOE small business award. Award recognizes ORAU's achievements with small business suppliers for work performed under ORISE contract.

ORISE recognized by EPA as Federal Green Challenge award winner

June 18, 2014 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by ORAU for the Department of Energy, received a 2014 Federal Green Challenge award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improving its water consumption levels and its electronic sustainability and recycling efforts in 2013 by the highest percentage increase compared to the previous year in the Southeast region.

ORISE report suggests foreign doctorate recipients routinely take regular employment in the U.S. after completing postdoctoral appointments

May 5, 2014 - The number of foreign doctorate students who remain in the U.S. after graduation has declined slightly over the past five to 10 years, but long-term stay rates indicate that nearly two-thirds of foreign doctorates are continuing to stay in the U.S.

ORAU-managed beryllium lab marks outstanding year in 2013

April 3, 2014 - ORAU-managed beryllium lab marks outstanding year in 2013 with zero test errors. Managed for DOE, lab personnel processed nearly 4,100 beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests without a single error.

Number of health physics degrees granted in 2013 has increased for undergraduates, declined for graduates

April 1, 2014 - Report shows the number of college students graduating with majors in health physics has increased slightly for bachelor’s degrees, but decreased for both master’s and doctoral candidates.

Multiple research appointments available through Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program

March 26, 2014 - ORAU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are currently seeking recent doctoral degree recipients for various appointments in the Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program.

Current Career Opportunities

Ref. No. Job Title Location
14-022 Operations Planner 3 Arlington, VA
14-069 Manager Transportation Services Oak Ridge, TN
5003-EOI Education Project Manager Oak Ridge, TN
14-067 Systems Analyst 1 Oak Ridge, TN
14-068 Contract Administration Associate 2 Oak Ridge, TN
13-031 Forensic Examiner - DNA Ft. Gillem, GA
14-5019-A Postdoctoral Research Associate Level 2 Multiple
14-024 Operations Planner Senior Arlington, VA
5001-EOI Health Physicist (Multiple Levels) Oak Ridge, TN
13-090 QA Specialist (Program Specialist Senior) Oak Ridge, TN

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The second edition of Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: A Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners sets the standard for population monitoring after a radiation emergency.


ORNL Video

WATCH: World Class Science. Big Ideas. (2:07)

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 has catapulted their careers in science and technology.