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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
ARS-FSEPRU-2015-0080-02 Avian Immunology Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-ORD/IOAA-2015-01 Understanding the Influence of Water Technology Clusters and Cluster Organizations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NRMRL-LRPCD-2015-01 Sustainable Materials Research – Long-term Fate of Lead Enriched Waste Streams U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EERE-PRA-SETO-2015-2101 Postdoctoral Research Awards in Solar Energy Department of Energy (DOE)
ARS-FSEPRU-2015-0080-01 Computational Biologist (Metagenomics) Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-QSARU-2014-0024 Postdoctoral Research Opportunity - Microwave Engineering U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-FARU-2015-0077 Computational Biology/Evolutionary Genomics Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-ORD/NERL-AMAD-2015-03 Modeling and Analyzing Impacts of Particulate Matter on Convective Clouds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0028 STD Surveillance Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-NCCDPHP-2015-0030 Infant Nutrition Fellowship--CDC--Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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