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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
NETL-2015-05-6-Dogan Post-Doctoral Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-05-5-Dogan Post-Doctoral Researcher–Materials Science & Engineering, Fatigue/Fracture Behavior National Energy Technology Laboratory
SRNL15-08-NSD International Safeguards Posdoctoral Research Opportunity Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
EERE-RPP-FCT-1803 Hydrogen Storage Materials Opportunity Department of Energy (DOE)
EERE-RPP-FCT-1804 Postdoctoral Opportunity in Fuel Cell Research Department of Energy (DOE)
FDA-CDRH-2015-0041 Human Motion Analyst Fellowship-CDRH U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA-CDRH-2015-0040 Finite Element Analyst Fellowship-CDRH U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA-CDER-2015-0039 Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Fellowship-Center for Drug Evaluation and Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
SRNL15-07-NSD Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences Postdoctoral Research Opportunity Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
NETL-2015-05-4-Breault Fluidization Experimentalist (2 positions will be filled) National Energy Technology Laboratory
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