Postdoctoral Research Program
The Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research Program offers 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 experience and training in areas of fusion energy, 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.
Eligibility and Selection
An applicant must have received a doctoral degree in an appropriate science or engineering discipline within three years of the desired starting date or expect to complete all requirements for such a degree prior to the desired starting date. The desired starting date must be before December 31 of the application year. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is also required.
The selection of participants is based on academic records; recommendations; science and engineering background; interests and professional goals; statement of research to be performed; compatibility of research interests with the sponsor's research programs and resources; and availability of funds, staff, programs, and equipment. Preference is given to applicants who request a participating facility other than the one where the doctoral degree was obtained.
Benefits and Obligations
Appointments are for one year, normally renewable for a second year. Participants receive an annual stipend of $67,000 plus limited reimbursement for health and medical insurance costs (currently $467.00 per month single coverage and $1,117.00 per month family coverage). Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies.
Participants must show proof of health and medical insurance. Appointments are for full-time research at the host facility.
Completed applications and all supporting materials should be received by March 1, 2014. Appointment offers will be announced in April.
information, contact: Fusion Energy Postdoctoral
Research Program, Attn: Pai Moua, Science Education Programs - MS
36, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge,
Tennessee 37831-0117, Phone: (865) 241-8240, Fax: (865)
Participating facilities for the Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research Program include all U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences-supported laboratories, universities, and contractor sites. The following is a partial listing of these centers.
Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Other fusion energy centers, including industrial contractors and universities, with programs supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.