Welcome to the ORNL Postdoctoral Program
The mission of the Postdoctoral Program is three-fold:
Maintain and raise the quality of highly qualified postdoctoral scholars at ORNL necessary to accomplish the laboratory mission
Deliver a worthwhile research and professional development experience for ORNL postdoctoral scholars
Promote networking among postdocs, early careers staff and established researchers across organizational boundaries at ORNL and beyond into academia, industry, and government service
The postdoctoral program comprises several components:
A research experience working with highly qualified researchers, on some of the most challenging problems, and making use of some of the foremost national capabilities and international user facilities
A professional development program based around the “core competencies” identified by the National Postdoctoral Association
An ORNL Postdoctoral Association whose goals are to promote the research and cultural lives of our postdocs
To assist in the promotion of postdoctoral affairs ORNL has established a ORNL Postdoctoral Association. The goals of the association are to provide the postdoctoral community an opportunity to meet and exchange views, influence the professional development offered by the ORNL and provide a representative voice to the ORNL Postdoctoral Program Advisory Council.
Starting on January 1st 2013, postdoctoral appointments are full time temporary appointments at ORNL. Postdoctoral appointments normally will be set for two years, subject to available funding and satisfactory performance. In general, candidates must be nearing graduation or within 5 years of graduation with their Ph.D. on the day their application is received, have had no more than one prior postdoc experience elsewhere and no prior postdoctoral appointment at ORNL to be eligible for a postdoctoral research appointment at ORNL.