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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.

ORISE is accepting applications for the 2015 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program

Nov. 25, 2014 - ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2015 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).

ORISE is accepting applications for the 2015 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program

Nov. 20, 2014 - ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2015 U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program, which is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security-related disciplines.

ORISE is accepting applications for the summer 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program

Nov. 10, 2014 - ORISE is currently accepting applications for the summer 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program, which offers unique opportunities that introduce students, post-graduates and now veterans to DOE’s mission and operations.

Iddins promoted to associate director of Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

Oct. 14, 2014 - Dr. Carol J. Iddins has been named associate director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).

ORAU-managed ORISE given ‘Legacy of Stars’ award from U.S. Department of Energy for outstanding safety and health performance

Sept. 11, 2014 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which is managed by ORAU for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been given a 2014 Legacy of Stars award.

CDC Travelers' Health team receives Innovation Award for website redesign

Sept. 9, 2014 - ORISE served as lead redesign contractor on Travelers' Health website, which has received the CDC Director's Award for Innovation.

Current Career Opportunities

Ref. No. Job Title Location
14-300-CU Custodian Oak Ridge, TN
14-098 Postdoctoral Associate Oak Ridge, TN
14-053 Health Education Specialist 3 Oak Ridge, TN
14-097 Program Specialist Senior Oak Ridge, TN
14-095 Evaluation Specialist 4 Project Manager Oak Ridge, TN
14-094 Research Associate 2 Health Studies Oak Ridge, TN
14-024 Operations Planner Senior Arlington, VA
14-091 PCA Specialist (Systems) Oak Ridge, TN
14-092 Web Designer 1 (SharePoint) Oak Ridge, TN
14-089 Operations Planner 3 Arlington, VA
Know:BRCA campaign logo

The CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and Bright Pink received crucial support from ORISE in the development of the Know:BRCA clinical decision support tool that collects a detailed personal and family history of breast and ovarian cancer.


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.