Current ORNL Openings for Postdocs and Other Postgraduates 

All positions are available through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associates Program and/or the Postmaster’s Research Participation Program. To apply for one of the openings listed, click on the Application link below.

Applicants to any of the positions listed below should follow directions for completing an online application.

Background checks will be required for all participants.

Note: The full project descriptions are linked below as PDF files. To view the files, you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe support site.

Posting Number Position Level ORNL Division
ORNL10-142-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Performance Computing Techniques Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-141-MSTD Postgraduate Instrument Associate in the ToF Inelastic Group Post-Bachelor's Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-140-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Combined Scanning Transmission and Scanning Probe Microscopy of Oxides Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-139-NSSD Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist Postdoc Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-138-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Electrolytes Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-137-NSSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Scattering Postdoc Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-136-RRD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Nuclear Engineering and Materials Irradiation Postdoc Research Reactors
ORNL10-135-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Intelligence Community in Quantum Sensors Postdoc Computer Science and Engineering
ORNL10-134-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Testing and Evaluation Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-133-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Intelligence Community in Deception Detection Postdoc Computer Science and Engineering
ORNL10-132-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Intelligence Community in Malware Classification & Analysis Postdoc Computer Science and Engineering
ORNL10-131-BSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Biology Postdoc Biosciences Sciences
ORNL10-130-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Ionic Liquids Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-129-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbon Fiber Precursor Research and Development Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-128-NSSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron and/or X-ray Diffraction Postdoc Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-127-CSED Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate for Research and Data Development and Modeling in Geographic Information Science Post-Bachelor's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-126-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Disasters and Population Dynamics Modeling Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-125-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision Modeling Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-124-CSED Postdoctoral or Post-Master’s Research Associate in Cultural Geography Post-Master's or Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-122-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Science Informatics Post-Master's or Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-121-CNMS Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electron Transport via Four-Probe Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Postdoc Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
ORNL10-120-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Porous Materials Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-119-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials Joining Science and Technology Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-118-NCCS Postdoctoral Research Associate in Federated Data Systems Postdoc National Center for Computational Sciences
ORNL10-116-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Porous Materials Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-115-ETSD Postgraduate Research Associate in Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Post-Master's or Postdoc Energy and Transportation Science
ORNL10-114-NSSD Postgraduate Instrument Associate Post-Master's Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-113-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Mathematics Nuclear Modeling, Design and Safety Postdoc Nuclear Science and Technology
ORNL10-109-ESD Postgraduate Research Associate in Chemistry, Soil Science, or Hydrology Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-108-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polymeric Materials Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-106-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials Research in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-107-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Complex-Oxide Heterostructures Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-105-BSD Postgraduate Research Associate in Software Development Tools for Parallel Computing Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL10-104-CSMD Postgraduate Research Associate in Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics Post-Master's or Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL10-103-CSD Postgraduate Research Associate in Extractive Separations Based on Molecular Recognition Principles Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-102-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Magnetic Processing of Structural and Functional Metallic, Polymeric and Ceramic Materials Systems Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-101-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Study of Epitaxial Perovskite Interfaces Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-100-NFDD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polarized Helium-3 Neutron Spin Filters Postdoc Neutron Facilities Development
ORNL10-99-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atom Probe Tomography Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-98-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atom Probe Tomography for Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-97-CSED Post-Master’s Research Associate in Uncertainty Quantification Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-96-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nonlinear Dynamics and/or Extreme Value Statistics Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-95-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Compiler and GPU Tools Research Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL10-94-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Material Mechanics Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-93-MSSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision Postdoc Measurement Science and System Engineering
ORNL10-90-NSSD Postgraduate Instrument Associate – ToF Inelastic Group Post-Master's Neutron Scattering Sciences
ORNL10-89-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Statistical Condensed Matter Physics Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL 10-88-ORCCSI Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute Postdoc Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute
ORNL10-87-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemical Manipulation of Energy Relevant Properties in Bulk Materials Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-83-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Basic Characterizations of Fe-Based Superconductors Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-81-FED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Plasma Physics Postdoc Fusion Energy
ORNL10-80-NCCS Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Performance I/O and Scientific Data Management Postdoc National Center for Computational Sciences
ORNL10-78-MSTD Postgraduate Research Associate for Structural Materials Mechanical Property Database Development Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-77-MSTD Postgraduate Research Associate in Carbon Fiber Processing Research and Development Post-Master's or Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-76-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbon Fiber Precursor Research and Development Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-75-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Materials Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-74-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Photovoltaic Materials Characterization Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-71-ETSD Postgraduate Research Associate in Emission Control Postdoc Energy and Transportation Science
ORNL10-68-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mercury Biogeochemistry Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-67-NSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Methods Postdoc Nuclear Science and Technology
ORNL10-65-NSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Thermal Hydraulics Postdoc Nuclear Science and Technology
ORNL10-63-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate: Research on Ecosystem Reponses to Climatic and Atmospheric Change Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-62-NSSD Data Acquisition Instrument Associate Postgraduate Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL10-60-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Subcellular Processes of Mercury Transformation Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-58-CNMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Catalytic Evaluation and Characterization of Carbon-based Catalysts Postdoc Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
ORNL10-57-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associates for Applied Software Engineering Research Postdoc Computer Science and Engineering
ORNL10-56-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Nanotechnology Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL10-54-ETSD Postgraduate Research Associate in Microbial Biochemistry Postdoc or Post-Master's Biosciences
ORNL10-48-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Local Bias-Induced Transitions and Electrochemical Processes in Energy Storage Materials Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-47-MSTD Postdoctoral Researcher(s) in Materials Theory Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-46-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate with Chemical & Isotope Mass Spectrometry Group Postdoc Chemical Sciences

ORNL10-44-CSMD

Post-Master’s Research Associate in Network Simulation Research Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL10-39-NSSD Postdoctoral Research Program in Neutron Scattering Postdoc Neutron Scattering Sciences

ORNL10-37-ETSD

Post-Master’s Research Associate in Power Systems Post-Master’s Energy and Transportation

ORNL10-34-NSSD

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Scattering Postdoc Neutron Scattering Sciences
ORNL10-30-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structure and Dynamics of Earth Materials and Interfaces Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-28-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Transportation Science Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL10-27-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrochemical Nano-Synthesis Postdoc Material Science and Technology
ORNL10-25-NCCS Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Sciences Postdoc National Center for Computational Sciences
ORNL10-20-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrochemical Computational Modeling Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics Division
CDP-02-ORNL Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Center for Defect Physics: Materials Theory and Simulation Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
CDP-01-ORNL Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Center for Defect Physics: Materials Microstructure Characterization Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-23-FED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Plasma Physicist (JET) Postdoc Fusion Energy Division
ORNL10-19-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soil Carbon Dynamics Postdoc Environmental Sciences Division
ORNL10-18-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Transport in Mesoscale Devices Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics Division
ORNL10-12-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-11-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Bio-SANS Beam Line Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL10-05-CSMD Postdoctoral or Post-Master’s Research Associate in the Computer Science Research Group Postdoc or Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL10-04-BSD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Microbial Physiology/Microbial Ecology Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL10-03-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Carbon Fiber Research and Development Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL10-01-BSD Postdoctoral or Post-Master's Research Associate in Plant-Microbe Systems Biology Postdoc or Post-Master's Biosciences
ORNL09-128-CSMD Postdoctoral or Postgraduate Research Associate in Target Tracking and Discrimination Postdoc or Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-126-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in High-Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Oxide Interfaces and Nanowires Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-124-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Discrete Mathematics and High Performance Computing Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
FIRST-06-ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy Postdoc FIRST Fellows Program
ORNL09-121-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Simulation of Surface and Subsurface Processes Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL09-119-MSSE Postdoctoral Research Associate in Controls Engineering Postdoc Measurement Science and Systems Engineering
FIRST-04-ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: Neutron Scattering Postdoc FIRST Fellows Program
ORNL09-117-ETSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electric Machinery Design Research Engineering Postdoc Energy and Transportation Science Division
ORNL09-116-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computing Mathematics Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-115-CSMD Post-Master’s Research Associate in Large-Scale, High-Performance Code Development Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
FIRST-01-ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Studies Postdoc FIRST Fellows Program
ORNL09-114-CNMS Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymeric Materials Postdoc Center for Nanophase Materials Science
ORNL09-112-ETSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Power Semiconductor Device Research Postdoc Energy and Transportation Science Division
ORNL09-109-CSMD Post-Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Postdoc or Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-102-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in High-Temperature Corrosion Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-100-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics on 3D STEM Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-96-BSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Dynamics Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL09-95-BSD Postdoctoral or Post Master’s Research Associate in Computational Molecular Biophysics Postdoc or Post-Master's Biosciences
ORNL09-91-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Materials Science for Electrical Energy Storage Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-90-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Physics Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL09-89-NFDD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Instrument Development Postdoc Neutron Scattering Science
ORNL09-87-CSD Postdoctoral Position in Ultra High Mass Spectrometer Instrumentation Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL09-84-NSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanomaterials Research Postdoc Nuclear Science and Technology
ORNL09-81-RAD Post-Master’s Research Associate in Control System IOC Applications Post-Master's Research Accelerator
ORNL09-80-BSD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Integration Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL09-74-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theory of Thermoelectric Materials Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-71-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Problem Solving Environments Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL09-67-MSTD Postdoctoral or Post Master’s Research Associate in Air Filtration Postdoc or Post-Master's Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-65-CSED Post Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geospatial Data and Information Sciences [#4] Postdoc or Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL09-63-CSED Post Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geospatial Data and Information Sciences [#2] Postdoc or Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL09-62-CSED Post Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geospatial Data and Information Sciences Postdoc or Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL09-61-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Development of Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Lignin Precursor Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-59-GNSTD Post Master’s Research Associate in International Safeguards Post-Master's Global Nuclear Security Technology
ORNL09-55-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Magnetic Processing of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-54-ESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Geochemistry Postdoc Environmental Sciences
ORNL09-52-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate for Process Analysis Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL09-49-GNSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Material Detection and Characterization Postdoc Global Nuclear Security Technology
ORNL09-46-NCCS Post-Master’s Research Associate - I/O Systems Analyst Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL09-40-BESD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Systems Genetics of Low Dose Radiation Biology Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL09-38-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Advanced Computation Postdoc or Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-34-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Mathematics for Hybrid Numerical Methods Development Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-32-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Large-Scale, High-Performance Code Development Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-31-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Experimental Optics Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL09-27-CSD Postdoctoral Research Associates for the Bio-SANS Beam Line Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL09-10-NCCS Postdoctoral Research Associate for Grid Computing and Scientific Workflow Automation Postdoc National Center for Computational Sciences
ORNL09-04-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Density Functional Theory Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL08-126-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Experimental Optics Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-121-ETSD Post Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associates in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoc or Post-Master's Energy and Transportation Science Division
ORNL08-120-MSSE Post Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics or Engineering for Electro-optical Components & Systems Development Postdoc or Post-Master's Measurement Science and Systems Engineering Division
ORNL08-119-MSSE Post Master’s Research Associates in Image Science and Machine Vision Group Post-Master's Engineering Science and Technology
ORNL08-114-BESD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Protein/Ligands Interactions and Dynamics Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL08-111-CSMD Post-Master’s Research Associates in the Computer Science Research Group Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-110-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Computer Science Research Group Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-106-ETSD Post Master’s Research Associates in Distributed Energy Resources Post-Master's Engineering Science and Technology
ORNL08-104-CSMD Post Master’s Research Associates in the Pipeline Processing Solutions for Computational Proteomics Post-Master's Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-102-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Computer Science and Mathematics Research Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-101-CSMD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Computer Science and Mathematics Research Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-98-CSM Postdoctoral or Post-Master’s Research Associates in Computer Science Research Group Postdoc Computer Science and Mathematics
ORNL08-96-CSE Post Master’s Research Associates in Distributed Climate Statistics, Hydrologic Modeling, and Earth Science Informatics Post-Master's Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL08-95-CSE Postdoctoral Research Associates in Distributed Climate Statistics, Hydrologic Modeling, and Earth Science Informatics Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL08-91-MSTD Postdoctoral or Post Master’s Research Associate in Carbon Fiber Research and Development Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL08-90-CSED Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Optics Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL08-62-NCCS Postdoctoral Research Associates in Tool Development Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL08-54-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associates in Materials Joining Science and Technology Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL08-48-MSTD Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Materials Science and Technology Postdoc Materials Science and Technology
ORNL08-46-BSD Computational Biologist / Bioinformaticist Postdoc Biosciences
ORNL08-14-ESTD Postgraduate Research Associate in Systems Engineer in Enterprise Knowledge-Based Systems Postdoc and Postmaster's Engineering Science and Technology
ORNL08-13-ESTD Postgraduate Research Associate in Fuels, Engines, and Emission Research Postdoc and Postmaster's Engineering Science and Technology
ORNL07-63-CSD Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Associate Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL07-57-CSED Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Data Sciences Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL07-56-CSED Postdoctoral Position in Computational Sciences and Engineering Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL07-45-CSD Postdoctoral Research Position in
Mass Spectrometry Instrument Development
Postdoc Chemical Sciences
ORNL07-33-CSED Experimental and Theoretical Quantum Information Sciences Postdoc Computational Sciences and Engineering
ORNL07-29-CSED Geospatial Systems and Application Development Postdoc or Postmaster's Computational Sciences and Engineering Division