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Postdoctoral Program

Launch an Exciting Career in Science and Engineering

For more than 75 years, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has helped shape our world with discoveries in advanced materials, clean energy, national security, neutron science, nuclear science and engineering, and supercomputing. ORNL hosts world-leading equipment and facilities that scientists from around the globe can use for their research. 

ORNL offers dedicated mentors, world-leading scientific resources, and professional development opportunities to well-qualified PhD students and outstanding early-career scientists or engineers. Appointment length is for up to 24 months with the potential for extension.

Solve Big Problems with International Impact

As a postdoctoral researcher at ORNL, you’ll help create solutions in today’s most influential research areas.

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Find your Big Science Opportunity with a postdoctoral appointment at ORNL!

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. ORNL is an E-Verify employer.