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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.

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.

Recent Ph.D. recipients wanted for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research Awards

March 4, 2014 - ORAU and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are currently taking applications for the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. Applications are being accepted until April 30, 2014.

ORISE report shows nuclear engineering graduation rates on the rise in 2013

March 3, 2014 - ORISE report shows the number of college students graduating with majors in nuclear engineering in 2013 continues to increase.

Current Career Opportunities

Ref. No. Job Title Location
14-039 Programmer Analyst 2 Cincinnati, OH
14-038 Technical Writer (Communications Specialist 4) Oak Ridge, TN
5000-EOI Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Multiple Position Openings Multiple
14-300-CU Custodian Oak Ridge, TN
14-036 Security Specialist 2 Oak Ridge, TN
14-033 Research Associate 4 (Health Information) Oak Ridge, TN
14-034 Research Associate 4 (Recruiting) Oak Ridge, TN
14-021 Operations Planner 2 Arlington, VA
14-020 Operations Planner 1 Arlington, VA
14-024 Operations Planner Senior Arlington, VA

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To protect California from foreign and domestic threats, ORISE supports the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services by engaging in policy implementation, planning, training and exercise development.


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.