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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 postdocal 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
DHS-RPP-2015-0003 DHS Systems Engineering in Biosurveillance Doctoral Fellow U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
EPA-OP-OA-2014-01 Climate Adaptation Project U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
CDC-ATSDR-2015-0003 Health Services Research and Quality Improvement Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHS-RPP-2015-0002 DHS Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear - Terrorism Risk Assessments U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS-RPP-2015-0001 DHS Agricultural Defense Fellow U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
ARS-DWMRU-2015-0056 Hydrologist/Water Quality Research Postdoctoral Research U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-ORD/NRMRL-APPCD-2014-06 Chemical and Optical Characterization of Light Absorbing Organic Aerosols U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FDA-CDER-2014-0071 Generic Drug Quality Control Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2014-07 Drinking Water Disinfectants & Water Storage Tank Sediment, Pipe Materials, & Biofilm Reactions U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
CDC-NCCDPHP-2015-0001 Behavioral Economics – Nutrition & Obesity Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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