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Postdoctoral Position
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and the Materials Science and Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory invite applications for an experimental postdoctoral position research in development and application of advanced scanning probe microscopies (SPM) to complex materials and to support the user-initiated nanoscience research program of the CNMS. The successful applicant should have demonstrated experience in the application, development, and interpretation of modern SPM techniques, including Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling Microscopies, and should have capabilities in advanced imaging such as acoustic, electromechanical, electrochemical, or transport imaging. Proficiency with ultrahigh vacuum is desirable. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or a related field. See project ORNL06-29-CNMS. PDF File

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Visiting Scientist Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Quantico, Virginia

Project Description: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. The CFSRU seeks qualified candidates possessing a master's or doctoral degree to participate in scientific research in forensic anthropology. Applicants must have completed their degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning an appointment. Applicants should have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging. Applicants must submit to a comprehensive background investigation. Due to the time required for completion of the background investigation, applicants should apply a minimum of 3 months before their desired start date.See project FBI/CFSRU 2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. The appointment would be in the NRMRL's Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (LRPCD). Research will be in the area of application of hydrologic/water quality models for watershed management and development of methods for the estimation of model predictive uncertainty for TMDLs' development. The applicant must show evidence of demonstrated novel contributions in model-processes development and/or application of new approaches and techniques for application of distributed models to watershed management. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, or a closely related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NRMRL/LRPCD-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position
Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: A postdoctoral position is available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Successful applicants will work within an existing team as part of a multiyear project funded by U.S. DOE to develop "next-generation" multiphase flow software for modeling gas-solid flow reactors like coal gasifiers. Experience in C++, numerical analysis and methods, CFD, finite volumes is highly desirable. However, explicit knowledge of gas-solid multiphase flows is desirable but not required as this person is going to work with a well established multiphase flow MFIX team at ORNL/NETL. Applicants for the postdoctoral positions should hold, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. in a relevant field. See project ORNL06-28-CSMD. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Microbiological Exposure Research Branch (MERB) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will study various aspects of exposure analysis. The participant will also use molecular techniques for targeted screening of pathogenic species. The application of these genomic techniques may be extended to characterize mutant bacteria. Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Knowledge of vector insertions, cloning, nucleic acid extraction, and gel electrophoresis is essential. See project EPA-NERL-2006-07. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in developing methods to concentrate and detect helicobacter.pylori. and other microbes in water. The participant will be involved in the development of a sample pre-concentration and preparation process that can be integrated into downstream quantitative polymerase chain reaction QPCR methods for the detection of pathogens from drinking and other types of water samples. The development of a molecular detection method coupled to a pre-concentration process is critical for a determination of occurrence in drinking water. Applicants should have received a master's or doctoral degree in microbiology or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience in the culture of microorganisms and molecular detection methods, and with waterborne pathogens is desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-06. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a qualified participant will conduct a project to evaluate sample preparation methods for waterborne pathogens. This project will involve the evaluation of sample collection procedures for their ability to concentrate viruses and/or parasites. The evaluation will involve the use of cell culture methods, molecular (PCR) assays, and/or microscopy. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NERL-2006-03. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch (BARB) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a postgraduate training opportunity is available for a highly motivated candidate to participate in ongoing research related to developing methods that measure prevalence and occurrence of emerging waterborne parasites in environmental water matrices. Specifically, molecular and genomics approaches such as real time PCR and microarrays will be used to develop a more accurate and sensitive parasite detection techniques. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular/cell biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. A strong background in host/pathogen interactions and experience with protozoan parasites is highly desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-02. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a qualified participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in a virus occurrence study. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. A background in virology is desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: A postdoctoral appointment is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The individual would be assigned to the Emissions Characterization Branch (ECPB), Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) which conducts research on the chemical and physical properties of anthropogenic fine particle emissions. NRMRL/APPCD is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in analytical or organic chemistry, aerosol science, or related scientific discipline. The researcher will be assigned to a multidisciplinary team of scientists that is currently developing chemical source signatures for use in source apportionment/attribution and toxicological and health research. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in chemistry, environmental science, or a related discipline within three years of the starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NRMRL/APPCD-2006-02. PDF File

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Environmental Informatics Post Master's Position
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an open post master's position in its Environmental Data Science & Systems science area. We are seeking a recent (within the last 5 years) master's graduate interested in applying Java programming skills to environmental information management and distribution. The candidate will join an enthusiastic team of programmers and scientists working on the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for biogeochemical dynamics. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work on other ESD environmental informatics projects such as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Archive (ARM) and the National Biological Information Infrastructure Clearinghouse. Experience or a degree in some environmentally-related science (e.g., ecology, environmental science, biology, soils, geology, meteorology, geography) is highly desirable. See project ORNL06-27-ESD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Theory Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening for a post-doctoral research position. The position will involve first principles based calculations of nanoscale defect structures in materials, including the determination of both optimal structures and diffusion barriers leading to nanocluster formation.The position will involve the application of parallel first principles methods to study the structure of nanostructured clusters and their formation and thermal stability in metallic matrices. A strong background with LDA-DFT electronic structure methods is mandatory. A Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics or materials physics completed within the past three years is required. See project ORNL06-26-MSTD. PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is currently seeking to place a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD). The Exposure Measurements and Analysis Branch (EMAB) conducts measurement research addressing exposure to environmental contaminants through multiple pathways and routes. The research supports source-to-dose modeling efforts, including providing the data needed to evaluate models. A postgraduate research opportunity is available with EMRB/EMAB to perform statistical analyses and develop model parameters from literature-derived data to evaluate the lifestyle factors most relevant to the aging population. Applicants should have expertise in public health or environmental or biological science and should have received a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NERL-HEASD-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position
Nuclear Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Nuclear Material Detection and Characterization (NMDC) Group within the Nuclear Science and Technology Division (NSTD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of gamma-ray imaging. The successful candidate will work in ongoing projects to apply radiation imaging to the areas of arms control, national defense and homeland security. The position includes all aspects of radiation detection from computer simulations, through hardware design, construction and operation. The successful candidate must have a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Experimental Astrophysics, Nuclear Engineering or equivalent with a strong background in experimental science. See project ORNL06-25-NSTD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Edison, New Jersey

Project Description: A postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Edison, New Jersey. The appointment would be in the Office of Research and Development's Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD), Urban Watershed Management Branch (UWMB). The research participant will be assigned a mentor and be part of a research team on one or more projects in a broad area of assessment and prevention of toxic pollution from wet weather flow. A national estimate of potential pollutants emanating from construction materials, surface coatings, and man-deployed chemicals and their toxicity will be analyzed for potential risk. Most of the research appointment is planned to be conducted on-site at the Urban Watershed Research Facility. The researcher must be willing to design, execute, and report on his/her own experiments. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in environmental, ecological, or physical science engineering, or another closely related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NRMRL/WSWRD-2006-01. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. NERL is a major national laboratory within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The primary focus of the project is to improve the understanding of bioaccessibility of arsenic from various exposure sources and to conduct metabolic studies aimed at elucidating the mechanism by which arsenic manifests its toxicity. The researcher will be involved in conducting analytical measurements to support species specific bioaccessibility estimates and utilize these estimates to improve the understanding of biotransformation induced by chemical environments within the gastrointestinal tract. Applicants should have received a master's or doctoral degree in analytical chemistry within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NERL-2006-05. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Position
Cyber Security and Information Infrastructure Research Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Cyber Security & Information Infrastructure Research (CS&IIR) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position in cyber security research. The successful candidate will be innovative and creative in developing new research ideas, participate in ongoing research projects, and participate in the proposal development for potential funding of research projects. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of computer systems and network architectures; hardware and operating systems theory; networking principles and troubleshooting techniques; data communications, computer networks, and distributed systems theory; and TCP/IP. Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in cyber security or computational sciences or a closely related discipline and a strong background in network and cyber security capabilities and emerging technologies and knowledge of network architectures, hardware and operating system theory, along with communications, networking and distributed systems theory. See project ORNL06-03-2-CSED. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Homeland Security Research Center
Decontamination and Consequence Management Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center, Decontamination and Consequence Management Division (NHSRC/DCMD) is currently seeking a postdoctoral environmental scientist/environmental engineer with experience in aerosol science, particle dynamics, fluid mechanics, data processing, and experimentation with the deposition and resuspension of particulate matter from surfaces. The ideal candidate would have extensive experimental and modeling experience with the deposition and resuspension of particulate matter. The program is open only to U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical disability, national origin, or veteran status. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental science or a closely related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NHSRC-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position
Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position in transportation geography research. Applicants should have experience with GIS modeling and programming with transportation networks (railroad, highway, and waterway) and related social and economic data. Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in GIS or computational sciences or a closely related discipline, strong understanding of GIS and remote sensing principles, and geospatial data modeling, analysis, and visualization techniques to solve challenging research problems in transportation studies. See project ORNL06-03-1-CSED. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Chemical Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a synthetic inorganic or organometallic chemist. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry with a strong background in inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will be participating in a research project with the objective of developing the chemistry of metallic hydrides for reversible hydrogen storage. This work is funded by the Department of Energy, and the goal is to have a material which can reversibly store 6% hydrogen by weight in a vehicle. See project ORNL06-23-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
National Center for Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postdoctoral Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the direction of a NCEA team leader and scientific staff, the research participant will gain educational benefits and applied experience in biological modeling to improve the assessment of health and environmental risks of chemicals released to the environment. Throughout the course of the appointment with NCEA, the participant will identify at least one key research issue or gap associated with EPA's approach to chemical risk assessment (e.g., needed improvements in analyses, methods or models) and address it in a publishable form (either in an EPA report and/or peer reviewed journal article). Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, biomedical engineering, biomathematics or related field relevant to computational toxicology or biological modeling within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NCEA-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
in Genome Analysis and Systems Modeling
Life Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals to join multidisciplinary scientific teams and become a core member of the Genome Analysis and Systems Modeling group. The successful candidate should have interdisciplinary training with experience in: bioinformatics and/or computational biology, particularly in the analysis of high throughput biological data and the utilization of large-scale biological databases to address problems in systems biology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, microbiology, or related field and must demonstrate publications commensurate with experience. See project ORNL06-21-LSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: The Integrated Strategic Assessment Workgroup (ISA-W) within the Atmospheric Protection Branch (APB) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (NRMRL/APPCD) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in energy modeling, energy resource economics, integrated environmental assessment, or a closely-related field. The researcher will assigned to an interdisciplinary team that is currently pursuing a broad array of energy technology assessments that examine issues related to the adoption of future energy technologies, air quality and global climate change, climate change adaptation, and environmental sustainability. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in environmental or resource economics, environmental science or policy, or a related engineering field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Candidates should also have strong quantitative modeling skills and be able to perform in an interdisciplinary team environment. See project NRML/APPCD-2006-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position in Solid State NMR
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Physical Organic Chemistry Group within the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The position requires a Ph.D. in the physical sciences as well as a strong background in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). The position entails using NMR to obtain local structure at interfaces with a major emphasis in catalysis research. Practical experience with MQ/MAS and MQMAS/REDOR experiments is highly desirable. See project ORNL06-20-CSD. PDF File

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Visiting Scientist Program
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Quantico, Virginia

Project Description: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. The CFSRU seeks qualified postdoctoral candidates to participate in scientific research in analytical chemistry, forensic chemistry, physical science and material science. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning the program. Applicants should also have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new laboratory skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging.See project FBI-CFSRU 2005-03. PDF File

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Visiting Scientist Program
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Quantico, Virginia

Project Description: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. The CFSRU seeks qualified postdoctoral candidates to participate in scientific research in analytical chemistry and forensic chemistry. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning the program. Applicants should also have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new laboratory skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging.. See project FBI-CFSRU 2005-02. PDF File

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Visiting Scientist Program
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Quantico, Virginia

Project Description: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. The CFSRU seeks qualified postdoctoral candidates to participate in scientific research in vibrational spectroscopy, spectral imaging, analytical chemistry, forensic chemistry, physical science and material science. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning the program. Applicants should also have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new laboratory skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging. See project FBI-CFSRU 2005-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Metals and Ceramics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Theory Group in the Metals and Ceramics (M&C) Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate position. The position will involve first principles based theory, modeling and simulation in magnetic materials. A strong background with LDA-DFT electronic structure methods is mandatory and specific experience with multiple scattering theory electronic structure approaches an added advantage. Experience with parallel programming is highly desirable. A PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics or materials physics completed within the past five years is required. Appointment is for a full-time one-year position, with potential for renewal, dependant on funding availability. See project ORNL06-19-MC. PDF File

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Postdoc in Heat Transfer and CFD Modeling Engineer
Cooling, Heating and Power Group
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Cooling, Heating, and Power Group in the Engineering Science and Technology Division (ESTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an engineer with training and experience with experimental heat transfer analysis and computational fluid dynamics modeling. Experience with FLUENT, GAMBIT, AIRPAK, and FEMLAB are desirable, but not required. The selected candidate will conduct research and development in the areas of heat and mass transfer, heat exchanger design, refrigerant/airflow design, and simulation-based analysis.  The position requires a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have at least three years experience in CFD modeling. See project ORNL06-18-ESTD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Positions Available 
Aerosol Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mass Spectrometry
Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: Postdoctoral Positions are available immediately in the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for R&D related to Aerosol Mass Spectrometry and Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry. We have projects in micro ion traps where we are working on producing handheld mass spectrometers for on site analyses. Our first goal will be the identification, characterization and quantitation of viruses in complex media. Another goal is characterization and quantitation of proteomes. Applicants who have a Ph.D. and experience in a broad array of disciplines may apply. See project ORNL06-17-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory 
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Research Chemist/Environmental Scientist: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (NRMRL/APPCD) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is currently seeking a postdoctoral research chemist/environmental scientist. The principal objective of this new research program is to quantify emissions of bromo/chloro organics from combustion and other sources to aid in EPA's efforts to understand exposure rates relevant towards the increasing body burden of, particularly, brominated organics. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in chemistry, environmental chemistry, engineering, or a closely-related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NRMRL/APPCD-2005-03. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Chemical or Environmental Engineering Project: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (NRMRL/APPCD) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is currently seeking a postdoctoral research chemical or environmental engineer. The proposed research project is to develop and apply quantitative methods to support NRMRL’s assessment of waste management. Decisions regarding how best to collect, transport, and treat or dispose of the material are often made without an adequate understanding of the potential environmental tradeoffs. NRMRL is conducting research that will help state and local government, industry, the public, trade associations, NGOs, and academia better understand the multi-media, multi-pollutant tradeoffs in making waste management decisions.  Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in chemical or environmental engineering, or a closely related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NRMRL/APPCD-2005-02. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
in Small Angle Neutron Scattering 
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Center for Structural Molecular Biology (CSMB) and Macromolecular Structures group of the Chemical Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. We are specifically interested in a physicist, physical chemist or biophysicist with experience in block copolymer phase formation or physical chemistry of membrane self-assembly. The project involves setting up a sample environment for electric field alignment, which requires proficiency in LabView and a two-month stay at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Experience with high voltage equipment, small angle scattering techniques and software development for data reduction and analysis are an asset. See project ORNL06-14-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
NMR Probe Development 
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Physical Organic Chemistry Group in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The research is part of a new initiative that will develop NMR chemical imaging at ORNL. The initial target of the new program is the construction and testing of microcoils that surpass the capability of current state of the art microprobes. These probes will be used to develop and optimize detection of quadrupolar nuclei in solids. Applicants must have a strong background and experience in NMR spectroscopy and have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years. See project ORNL06-13-CSD. PDF File

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Multiple Postdoctoral and Postmaster's Positions
 in Knowledge Discovery 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for one or more postgraduate (postdoctoral or postmaster's) research positions candidates in "knowledge discovery," broadly construed. The anticipated research projects will likely involve multiple facets of knowledge discovery, including but not limited to Bayesian and causal networks, multivariate dependence among large datasets, simulations and what-if scenario planning, automated hypotheses generation, rare event statistics from massive and disparate data, risk analysis for low probability but high consequence events, decision sciences, econometrics and economic utility metrics, uncertainty quantification and propagation in large end-to-end processes at multiple scales, geospatial-temporal statistics and data mining, text analysis and mining, large-scale agent-based simulations, reasoning, logic, and learning approaches, probabilistic inference and ontologies. See project ORNL06-09-CSED. PDF File

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Visiting Scientist Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Quantico, Virginia

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. These projects will involve development or evaluation of genotyping assays to analyze DNA from humans, microbial pathogens, and plants. The CFSRU seeks qualified postdoctoral candidates to participate in scientific research in forensic biology and biochemistry. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning the program. Applicants should also have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new laboratory skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging. See project FSRU-2005-MBB. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Position
Department of Homeland Security
Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Orient Point, New York

Project Description: The Department of Homeland Security at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, New York, is seeking a computational biologist, bioinformatics expert to support efforts within the Disease Threat and Assessment/Forensics Unit. The desired candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology, computational science or related field with a strong emphasis of host-pathogen interactions and the genetic basis of microbial virulence. See project DSH06-01 PDF File

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Postdoctoral and Postmaster Position
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Petroleum Refining Modeler/Analyst: The Transportation Technology Group in the Engineering Science and Technology Division (ESTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking identify post doctoral and post master candidates. Experienced petroleum refining modeler/analyst is required to model/analyze/communicate results (written and verbal) for national policy studies which will affect transportation fuel quality, refinery investment and viability, and related energy security and environmental impacts. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or an M.S. in chemical engineering with several years experience, and some understanding of the petroleum refining industry, including at least one year's experience with refinery linear programming. See project ORNL06-08-ESTD PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Center for Structural Molecular Biology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Center for Structural Molecular Biology and Macromolecular Structures group of the Chemical Sciences Division in collaboration with the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Neutron Scattering (CNS) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to study the structural biology of membrane proteins by neutron reflectivity. Applications are sought from highly creative and motivated individuals who will join an interdisciplinary team studying membrane proteins, membranes and biomimetic membranes at the SNS and HFIR using neutron reflectometry. We are specifically interested in a biophysicist, physicist or chemist with experience in biological membrane and membrane protein sample preparation. See project ORNL06-07-CSD PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Center for Structural Molecular Biology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Center for Structural Molecular Biology (CSMB) and Macromolecular Structures group of the Chemical Sciences Division has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to study the structure of macromolecular complexes using data-directed computational modeling methods. Applications are sought from highly creative and motivated individuals who will join an interdisciplinary team developing computational methods for building models of macromolecular complexes that combine small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering with data from other experimental methods including NMR, mutagenesis and various spectroscopies. We are specifically interested in a biophysicist, physicist, chemist or computational scientist with experience in applying computational methods to the study of biological macromolecules and software development in C/C++ or another high-level language. See project ORNL06-06-CSD PDF File

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Postdoctoral and Post Master Candidates
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Transportation Policy and Planning Group in the Engineering Science and Technology Division (ESTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking identify post doctoral and post master candidates. ESTD is seeking transportation planning/engineering graduates with training and experience in transportation commodity flow modeling, simulation, geographic information systems ( GIS ), . NET programming, and SQL server skills. The selected candidate will conduct research and development in the areas of transportation security, transportation planning, GIS , and simulation-based analysis. The candidate will design and develop algorithms, software, simulations, and application interfaces. The position requires a Ph.D./master’s degree in transportation planning, operations research/management science, computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. See project ORNL06-05-ESTD PDF File

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Postdoctoral and Post Master Candidates
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Transportation Policy and Planning Group in the Engineering Science and Technology Division (ESTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking to identify post doctoral and post master candidates. ESTD is seeking computer science graduates with training and experience in transportation network modeling, .NET programming, and SQL server skills. The selected candidate will conduct research and development in the areas of transportation security, transportation planning, GIS, and simulation-based analysis. The candidate will design and develop algorithms, software, simulations, and application interfaces. The candidate will interface with the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies, and other existing and potential customers, sponsors, and collaborative partners. The position requires a Ph.D./master's degree in computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. See project ORNL06-04-ESTD PDF File

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Postdoctoral and Post Master Candidates Associate
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Transportation Policy and Planning Group in the Engineering Science and Technology Division (ESTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking identify post doctoral and post master candidates. ESTD is seeking transportation engineer/operations research/management science graduates with training and experience in transportation network flow modeling, simulation, geographic information systems (GIS), .NET programming, and some SQL server skills. The selected candidate will conduct research and development in the areas of transportation security, transportation planning, GIS, and simulation-based analysis. The candidate will interface with the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and other existing and potential customers, sponsors, and collaborative partners. The position requires a Ph.D./master's degree in transportation planning, operations research/management science, computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have a working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET, C++, and Arena simulation software. See project ORNL06-03-ESTD PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Biochemistry and Biophysics: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a new opening for a post-doctoral research associate to perform biochemistry and biophysics studies in support of U.S. Department of Energy’s Photobiological (algal) Hydrogen Production Research and Development Program. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in biochemistry, biophysics and/or plant physiology. Qualified candidates must have skills in protein structural and functional determination (e.g., liquid nuclear magnetic resonance techniques), biochemistry and/or physiology assays. Experience in algal (such as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) molecular genetics or molecular biology is a plus. See project ORNL06-02-CSD PDF File

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Postdoctoral Position
Mechanical Behavior of Bulk Nanoscale Materials

Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Computational Materials Science group in the Computer Science & Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The successful applicant will participate in the development of theory, algorithm and code that involves the mechanistic coupling of atomistic simulations of grain boundary phenomena with bulk behavior during deformation of polycrystalline nanoscale systems. The position requires a Ph.D. in materials science or a related discipline, with a strong background in computational mechanics of materials. Working knowledge of atomistic simulations with application to deformation is highly desirable. Initial appointment is for one year. Subsequent appointment is subject to availability of funds. See project ORNL05-27-CSMD PDF File

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Postdoctoral Opportunity
Savannah River Site Postgraduate Research Program
Savannah River National Laboratory
Aiken, South Carolina

Project Description: Position is available immediately at the Savannah River National Laboratory for an electrochemist/electrochemical engineer to develop a low temperature, sulfur dioxide depolarized electrolyzer for the production of hydrogen. A Ph.D. in electrochemistry or electrochemical engineering with experience in PEM electrolyzer technology including the fabrication and testing of key electrolyzer components such as cathode and anode materials, electrocatalysts, and membrane electrode assemblies is required. See project SRS-2005-01 PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio, has a postdoctoral research project available in the area of industrial ecology. Industrial Ecology is a growing field that includes areas such as life cycle assessment, design for the environment, material flow analysis, and recycle analysis (i.e., industrial symbiosis). The applicant must have received a PhD in chemical engineering or a closely related field within the three years of the desired starting date. A strong background in chemistry and/or chemical engineering associated with industrial and natural transformations of materials and in recycling processes is desired. See project NRMRL-STD-2005-03 PDF File

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Research Participation Program
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Environmental Health Scientist: A project is available through the Research Participation Program at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. ATSDR’s mission is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances. ATSDR identifies public health issues related to people being exposed to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned chemical releases, and other sources of pollution in the environment. A candidate should have received a doctoral degree in Environmental Health/Public Health within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project ATSDR 2005-01. PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Assessment
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: A postdoctoral research project is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) Hazardous Pollutant Assessment Group (HPAG) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The participant will be involved in research and assessment on hazardous air pollutants causing impairment of neurological function in humans. The research and assessment needs identified from the world’s literature on human neurological impairment resulting from exposure to solvents will be the basis for selecting the participant’s research and assessment projects. The results from this research could become an addition to or a reference for the human health assessment of any solvent with neurotoxicological concerns. The participant will have the opportunity to publish findings and results in suitable, high-quality scientific journals and to present his/her research at a scientific forum. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, or a related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NCEA-RTP 2005-02. PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Assessment
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: A postdoctoral research project is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The research participant will be involved in research on issues in human exposure assessment directly related to NCEA’s Air Quality Criteria Documents (AQCDs). Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, chemistry or physics within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Research experience in field studies containing an exposure assessment component, statistical methods for analyzing environmental data and atmospheric chemistry is preferred. Experience in conducting literature searches and having the ability to develop and apply mathematical models of human exposure are highly desirable. See project EPA-NCEA-RTP 2005-01 . PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Assessment
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. EPA is conducting a coordinated series of studies to support a quantitative environmental risk assessment of disinfection by-product (DBP) mixtures. EPA’s effort, called the 4 Lab study, involves drinking water treatment, sample concentration, analytic chemistry, toxicologic studies and statistical analysis. The researcher will be involved in conducting quantitative research using the data generated by the 4 Lab Study. Areas of involvement include experimental design, power calculations, dose-response modeling, hypothesis testing, chemical mixtures risk assessment methods development, and analysis and interpretation of toxicology and chemistry data. Applicants should have received a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or an equivalent field of study within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NCEA-2005-02. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Opportunity
Small Angle Neutron Scattering Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Center for Neutron Scattering at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Soft Condensed Matter science. The successful candidate will participate in an active in-house scientific program in the field of polymer blends, neutral and charged polymer solutions, supercritical fluids as well as complex fluids under confinement. A Ph.D. completed in the last five years or soon to be completed in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related field is desirable. The ideal candidate should have experience with either neutron or x-ray scattering measurements, and in modifying and designing sample environment equipment. See project ORNL05-23-CMSD. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Central Identification Laboratory
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Geographic Information Systems: The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in Geography with experience in Geographic Information Systems. In coordination with other researchers and the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) scientific staff, the participant will perform spatial data analysis and develop a wide variety of GIS products to support JPAC’s mission to recover and identify missing American servicemen from operations during WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree and be near completion of a postgraduate degree in GIS or related field, possess professional experience using GIS, databases, ESRI Arc tools, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to participate in the technical activities described in the posting. See project CILHI 2005-02. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Associate Position
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Microfluidics: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to perform micro/nanofluidics studies on single-molecule DNA-sequencing nanoscience. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with strong background in microfluidics, nanofabrication, and molecular transport detection studies. Qualified candidates must have skills in fabrication and testing of micro/nanometer channels and/or electrodes with relevance to manipulation and/or identification of individual molecules. Experience in scanning probe microscopes (STM/AFM/EFM), molecular detection studies, electronics, microwire bonding, X-ray and/or SEM electron-beam lithography is a plus. See project ORNL05-20-CSD. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Position
Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for one or more postgraduate research positions. The successful candidates will perform basic and applied research within the field of geographic information science, with special emphasis in geospatial modeling and simulation technologies that are directly related to GIST’s mission. Candidates should have completed an M.S. or Ph.D. in natural sciences, social sciences, computer science, electrical or computer engineering, environmental engineering, or a related area. See project ORNL05-19-CSED. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Opportunity in Soft Matter Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The HFIR Center for Neutron Scattering at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Soft Condensed Matter science. The successful candidate will participate in ongoing work to study the structure and dynamics of thin films in confined geometry and under applied shear stress using neutron reflectometry. The materials to be studied include neutral polymers, polyelectrolytes, and biomimetic membrane systems. A Ph.D completed in the last five years or soon to be completed in Physics, Chemistry, Materials, or a related field is required. See project ORNL05-18-CMSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Perfluorinated Compounds Research Project: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) is currently seeking to place two postdoctoral researchers with the Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD). NERL-HEASD has established a multidisciplinary research group to investigate the persistent perflourinated organic compounds such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). A strong background in analytical chemistry, environmental toxicology, and mathematical modeling is important. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in chemistry, biology, toxicology, environmental science, or in a closely related field within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project NERL-HEASD 2005-0102. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to perform micro/nanofluidics studies on single-molecule DNA-sequencing nanoscience. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in micro/nanofluidics, nanofabrication, and molecular transport detection studies. Qualified candidates must have skills in fabrication and testing of micro/nanometer channels and/or electrodes with relevance to manipulation and/or identification of individual molecules. Experience in scanning probe microscopes (STM/AFM/EFM), molecular detection studies, electronics, microwire bonding, X-ray and/or SEM electron-beam lithography is a plus. See project ORNL05-16-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Central Identification Laboratory
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Historian: The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in history. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding Ph.D. candidate or recipient with experience in archival research and analysis, to participate in historical research projects related to JPAC’s mission: the recovery and identification of missing U.S. service members. Applicants should have a strong foundation and demonstrated proficiency in the ability to collect, research, catalogue and analyze relevant historical data from primary, secondary or cursory sources. JPAC expects candidates to be skilled at extracting critical elements of information and conveying it in writing for a diverse audience. See project CILHI 2000-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Position
Computer and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Quantum Optics: The Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) in the Computer Science & Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for an immediate opening in experimental and theoretical quantum optics. The successful applicant will participate in the development of novel sources of entangled photons for quantum cryptography, quantum computing, etc. The position requires a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. Applicants with experience in quantum optics, ultrafast optics, or nonlinear optics are especially encouraged. A strong background in scientific publications is also encouraged. Initial appointment is for one year. See project ORNL05-08-CSMD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Positions Available
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Macromolecular Structures and Molecular Biology: The Center for Structural Molecular Biology and Macromolecular Structures group of the Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has immediate openings for post-doctoral research associates to work on structure function relationships in proteins and protein complexes. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals who will join an interdisciplinary team developing integrated tools for biological research that combine information on the structure and function of proteins and protein complexes spanning from atomic levels of detail to the assembly of multi-molecular complexes. See project ORNL05-14-LSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Positions Available
Life Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Biochemistry and Biophysics: The Life Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate in the area of microbial systems biology. Research will focus on developing and applying genomic and imaging tools to the study of bacterial growth and metabolism. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in microbiology and/or molecular biology. Additional experience in live cell imaging is desired but not required. See project ORNL05-13-LSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Biochemistry and Biophysics: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to perform biochemistry and biophysics studies in support of U.S. Department of Energy’s Photobiological (algal) Hydrogen Production Research and Development Program. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in biochemistry, biophysics and/or plant physiology. Qualified candidates must have skills in protein structural and functional determination, biochemistry and/or physiology assays. See project ORNL05-12-CSD. PDF File

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Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program:
Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Research Appointments

Project Description: The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) Research Participation Program provides opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, postgraduates, students and visiting scientists to participate in research activities on foreign animal diseases. This Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Research and Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Positions are available in veterinary medicine, pathology, immunology, molecular biology, virology, epidemiology, and other disciplines related to understanding pathogenesis, immune response and vaccine and antiviral development against foreign animal diseases. Plum Island is located off the eastern tip of Long Island, requiring daily travel by government ferry from either Orient Pt., NY or Old Saybrook, CT. See project PIADC.PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Nanoscale Science & Engineering: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has immediate openings for two post-doctoral research associates to perform studies on single-molecule DNA-sequencing nanoscience. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in micro/nanometer-scale science and engineering including micro/nanofluidics, nanofabrication, and molecular electronics. See project ORNL05-04-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Champaign, Illinois

Analytical Chemistry: The Industrial Operations Branch, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at Champaign, Illinois, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in analytical chemistry. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding Ph.D. recipient with experience in an analytical laboratory, preferentially with an environmental emphasis. Expertise in gas and liquid chromatography and significant journal publishing are required. Mass spectrometry experience is a plus. Team-focused studies and major duties would include integrating with dynamic, multidisciplinary research groups performing work in understanding high temperature reactions of military smokes and obscurants, analysis of deposition rates and compositions, toxicological effects on aquatic organisms, and photolytic reactions on deposits. See project CERL 2005-01. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Champaign, Illinois

Biochemistry: The Industrial Operations Branch, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at Champaign, Illinois, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in biochemistry. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding Ph.D. recipient with experience in DNA research.  Expertise in analytical chemistry is a plus. Significant journal publishing is required. Team-focused studies and major duties would include in vitro selection to produce DNA enzymes for detection of contaminants, development of DNA based sensors, and creation of microfluidic biosensor devices.  See project CERL 2005-02. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Champaign, Illinois

Biochemistry: The Industrial Operations Branch, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at Champaign, Illinois, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in biochemistry. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding Ph.D. recipient with experience in DNA research. Expertise in analytical chemistry is a plus. Significant journal publishing is required. Team-focused studies and major duties would primarily involve in vitro selection to produce DNA enzymes for detection of explosive compounds. See project CERL 2005-03. PDF File

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Radiochemistry/Chemical Separations and Isotope Chemist: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has openings for a post-doctoral research associate in radiochemistry/chemical separations and in isotope chemistry in the Chemical and Isotope Mass Spectrometry Group. Research will be focused on developing methods for sample preparation and separation of ultratrace constituents from a variety of matrices, developing methods for high precision isotopic analysis of a variety of isotope systems, and applying these methods to examine isotopic variations arising from both inorganic and biogenic processes in natural and man-made systems. See project ORNL05-06-CSD. PDF File

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Isotope Chemistry/Geochemistry: The Chemical Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate in isotope chemistry/geochemistry in the Chemical and Isotope Mass Spectrometry Group. Experience with inductively coupled plasma or thermal ionization mass spectrometry is required; cleanroom experience is a plus. Research will be focused on developing methods for high precision isotopic analysis on small samples for a variety of isotope systems, and applying these methods to examine isotopic variations arising from both inorganic and biogenic natural and artificial processes. See project ORNL05-05-CSD. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

A research project is available through the Postdoctoral Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Under the guidance of a research mentor in the Atmospheric Modeling Division (AMD), the research fellow will participate in investigating science upgrades to the mercury version of the EPA Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) with respect to dynamic air-surface exchange of mercury (Hg). The applicant should have received a doctoral degree in atmospheric sciences or a related field (physical sciences, engineering, etc.) with substantive experience with chemical transport modeling and standard statistical analysis techniques. The candidate should have some familiarity with ambient data from national observational networks for ozone and speciated aerosols. Some experience in scientific/statistical programming is also important. See project NERL-AMD-RTP 2004-03. PDF File

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Post-Graduate Research Position
Fuels, Engines, and Emission Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Post-Graduate Research Associate. The successful candidate(s) will perform research on advanced diesel engine emissions control technologies and/or advanced engine combustion. See project ORNL04-21-ESTD. PDF File

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Environmental Control and Engineering Division
Directorate of Risk Management
Anniston Army Depot
Anniston, Alabama

Engineering: The Environmental Control and Engineering Division, Directorate of Risk Management, at Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) in Anniston, Alabama, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or other related areas. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding bachelors, masters or Ph.D. recipient with experience in environmental and materials assessment, analysis, remediation and control systems.  Team-focused studies and major duties would include integrating with dynamic, multidisciplinary research groups performing work in Hazardous Material Management; Installation Restoration; Pollution Prevention; Forestry Management; Natural and Cultural Resources; Waste Water Treatment; Recycling and Refuse Management.  See project ANAD2004-01.PDF File

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Strain Rate Characterization of Materials Research and Development Position
Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Research Position: The Polymer Matrix Composites Group in the Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening in strain rate characterization of materials.  The position requires a strong background in experimental mechanics and materials testing. Job responsibilities will include supporting two to three existing projects in the area of automotive crashworthiness and assisting with the development and implementation of additional facilities, characterization techniques, and research projects. See project ORNL04-16-MC.PDF File

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Advanced Preforming Technology Research and Development Position
 
 Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Polymer Composite Processing Technology: The Polymer Matrix Composites Group in the Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening in polymer composite processing technology. The position requires exposure to broad composite processing and characterization expertise and will focus on developing preforming and liquid molding technology for cost-effective, high-volume applications within the transportation sector.  See project ORNL04-15-MCPDF File

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Carbon Fiber Research and Development Position
Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
 

Carbon Fiber Research: The Polymer Matrix Composites Group in the Metals, Ceramics, Carbon, and Composites Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening in development of low cost carbon fiber beginning autumn 2004. This full-time position is focused on investigation and implementation of new carbon fiber conversion processes and requires a strong background in development and/or characterization of advanced fiber reinforcement, specifically including experience with carbon fiber. See project ORNL04-14-MC. PDF File

Postgraduate Research Position
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Intelligent Agents Computer Scientist: The Applied Software Engineering Research (ASER) Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks highly qualified candidates for a postgraduate research position. The successful candidate will perform basic and applied research on intelligent agents, agent communication models, information retrieval, information integration, and semantic web concepts. See project ORNL04-17-CSED.PDF File

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Algal Molecular Genetics: The Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to perform studies on algal molecular genetics in supporting of U.S. Department of Energy’s Photobiological Hydrogen Production Research and Development Program. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in molecular biology. See project ORNL03-13RR-CSD. PDF File

Visiting Scientist Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counterterrorism/Forensic Science Research Unit

Project Description: The Counterterrorism/Forensic Science Research Unit (CTFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory seeks qualified post-doctoral candidates to participate in scientific research in forensic biology. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree in biology within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning the program. Applicants should also have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new laboratory skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging. Finally, selection is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation. See project CTFSRU 2004-01.PDF File

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description: The Chemical and Isotope Mass Spectrometry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
has an urgent need to fill several postdoctoral research associate positions. Successful candidates will perform basic and applied research in mass spectrometry and allied topics that support basic energy sciences, nuclear nonproliferation, and homeland security. Candidates with strong backgrounds in elemental and isotopic mass spectrometry (MC -TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, ICP-TOF-MS, SIMS), laser sampling, electroanalytical chemistry, gas-phase chemistry, plasma source development, and instrument design are sought. Appointments are fulltime, one-year positions, with potential for renewal. See project ORNL 04-07-CSD.PDF File

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: A project is available through the Internship/Research Participation Program for the National Exposure Research Laboratory at Research Triangle Park (NERL-RTP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a research fellow to participate in the NOx Initiative project. The NOx Initiative project is the first phase of a potentially multiphased project aimed at identifying and developing analytical tools to support the analysis of control strategy effectiveness. Significant reductions in NOx emissions from stationary sources have occurred in the eastern United States, and additional reductions are anticipated from these and other sources in the future due to regulations. The initiative seeks to assess the effectiveness of these required reductions through analysis of air quality model outputs and monitoring data. See project NERL-RTP 2004-01.PDF File

Visiting Scientist Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Counterterrorism/Forensic Science Research Unit (CTFSRU)
Quantico, Virginia

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry: The Counter Terrorism Forensic Science Research Unit (CTFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeks a qualified post-doctoral candidate to participate in scientific research in forensic chemistry. See project CTFSRU 2004-01.

Postdoctoral Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Detection Methodology for Waterborne Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in developing a specific, sensitive, and practical method to assess the levels of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in water samples. See project NERL 2004-02.PDF File

UNIRIB Stewardship Science Program
Center of Excellence For
 Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science

Rutgers University and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) invite applications for three postdoctoral openings in the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science.
Target and Ion Source Development:
The successful candidate for this position will concentrate on developing targets and ion sources for the production of radioactive ion beams at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF). See project UNIRIB 03-01.PDF File
Experimental Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics: Successful candidates will become part of the team of scientists using light-ion transfer reactions to study properties of neutron-rich nuclei of interest to both nuclear structure and astrophysics. As part of these activities, a new array of silicon detectors will be designed, constructed, and commissioned for these experiments.
 See project UNIRIB 03-02.PDF File

Postgraduate Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mobility Of Arsenic Containing Iron Oxides In Environmental Systems:  This program is to support research for the Arsenic Research Plan which outlines treatment research activities which would minimize the risk and increase the reliability of arsenic removal systems and ultimately minimize exposure to arsenic from drinking water ingestion. See project NERL 2003-01.PDF File

Research Participation Program
Department Of Defense
Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office

Historian: Projects are available through the Research Participation Program for the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) for historians with expertise in military history or related fields.  In support of the DPMO mission, program participants will conduct research and analysis on issues related to the recovery and identification of missing U.S. servicemen. See project DPMO 2003-01.PDF File

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Atmospheric sciences and/or Meteorology: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is soliciting applications for a post-doctoral fellow in atmospheric sciences and/or meteorology.  The post doc will be assigned to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Predictions (NCEP) with the goal of facilitating research interactions between the ARM program and NCEP. More information.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Research Fellowship Program 

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science or Related Discipline: A postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Testing and Research, Division of Product Quality Research. The selectee will receive an appointment to the FDA Research Fellowship Program. CDER is located in the Washington, D.C., area. See project FDA 2002-03.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Research Fellowship Program 

Mass Spectroscopy Postdoctoral Research Position: An analytical chemistry postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Testing and Research, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis (St. Louis laboratory). The selectee will receive an appointment to the FDA Research Fellowship Program. See project FDA 2002-02.  

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Research Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral Position, Scientific Discipline: A postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Testing and Research, Division of Applied Pharmacology Research. The selectee will receive an appointment to the FDA Research Fellowship Program.  CDER is located in the Washington, D.C., area. See project FDA 2002-01.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)
Postdoctoral Research Program

Embryology, toxicology, or molecular biology: A postdoctoral appointment is available immediately in the Division of Genetic and Reproductive Toxicology at NCTR, a multi-disciplinary center, in Jefferson, Arkansas, between Little Rock and Pine Bluff.  See project FDA-NCTR.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Public Health and Information Technology: An immediate opening exists for a postdoctoral research opportunity within CDC in the National Center for Infectious Diseases in support of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System project. 

 

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