Dec 17, 2018

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program.

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program is to offer recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire knowledge and experience in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers.

The mission of the DOE Fusion Energy Sciences is to expand the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to build the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source. Although tremendous scientific progress has been made since the inception of fusion energy research in the United States and internationally, fusion's research frontiers remain replete with open problems of critical importance.

Being selected as a Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program participant offers the following benefits:

  • Contribute to the advancement of Fusion Energy Research
  • Receive a $67,000 annual stipend, a supplement to off-set the cost of health insurance, a travel allowance and a dislocation allowance, if eligible
  • Receive a one year research appointments with a potential one year extension

Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program applications are due by Jan. 31, 2019, 4 p.m. EST. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for the program.

Additional information is also available on the Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program website.

The DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

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