Ph.D. recipients will conduct research in energy efficiency and renewable energy at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities

May 10, 2017

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute, is seeking Ph.D. researchers for a paid, two-year appointment through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE). The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards offer recipients the opportunity to continue their education and training and to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities across the United States.

The program supports scientific research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting the best scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies. EERE research fellows will have access to top scientists in their field, unique education and training opportunities and state-of-the-art projects and equipment. As a result, innovations will be developed that will have a real impact on the economy by providing energy efficient and affordable technologies; on the environment by providing clean energy technologies; and on the quality of life for all Americans by enhancing their energy choices.

The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards program emphasizes the research mentoring approach, which provides opportunities for fellows to become integral members of research teams. Participants will benefit from the experience and guidance of dedicated researchers in their proposed field. This approach increases the chance of participants successfully completing research plans and making significant contributions to EERE programs.

Participants will receive an annual stipend of $65,000, allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses and limited reimbursement for relocation expenses. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have completed Ph.D. requirements by May 30, 2017, and must have had a doctorate degree for no more than five years.

Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

More information, as well as an online application, is available on the program website.

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. 

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