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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
EPA-ORD/NCCT-2015-01 Developing Novel Predictive Models for Sub-chronic/Chronic Toxicity Endpoints & Points-of-departure U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2015-02 Computational Ecological Exposure Research U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
USFS-RD-FPL-2015-0002 Bioenergy Life-cycle Analysis Researcher U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FDA-ORA-2015-0013 Nanotechnology Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
DHHS-OASH-2015-0100 Research Education and Integrity Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
EPA Water 2015-338 Coastal Management U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Water 2015-339 Climate Ready Estuaries U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NRMRL-APPCD-2015-01 Evaluation of Cookstoves for the Developing World U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SRNL15-02-NSD Postdoctoral Research Associate - Remote Sensing Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
SRNL15-01-NSD Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry/Radiochemistry Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
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