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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
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0051 STD Laboratory Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-DRH-2015-0049 Applied Sciences Branch Research Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NETL-2014-11-Zitney Chemical/Mechanical Engineer, Dynamic Modeling National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-1-Lopano Post-Graduate, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Groundwater Impacts National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-2-Gerdes, Romanov, Sorescu, Ohodnicki Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-4-Gerdes, Ohodnicki Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-3-Gerdes, McIntyre Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer National Energy Technology Laboratory
EPA-ORD/NCCT-2015-02 Developing Computational Predictive Models of Toxicological Tipping Points U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NERL-IO-2015-01 Innovative Technology Identification and Demonstration Projects Related to Sustainability U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ARS-VPRU-2015-0011-03 Veterinary Medical Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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