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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
FDA-CDER-2015-0005 Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Research Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
RPP-EPSA-2015-2401 Post-graduate Opportunity - Policy Analysis in Oil, Natural Gas and Other Energy Resources Department of Energy (DOE)
ARS-FQL-2015-0044 Fungal Geneticist or Microbial Bioinformatician - Food Quality Laboratory U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
DHHS-OASH-2015-0100 Research Education and Integrity Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
FDA-CDER-2015-0004 Neurotoxicity Models Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ARS-HERU-2015-0057 Postdoctoral Research Associate – Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
CDC-ASTDR-2015-0010 Environmental Epidemiology Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-NCCDPHP-2015-0012 Tobacco Surveillance Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-NCIPC-2015-0008 NEISS-AIP School Assault Injury Pilot Study Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EPA-ORD/NCEA-RTP-2014-03 Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Human Health Assessment Research Project U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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