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Argonne a top place to work for postdocs in 2013
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is one of the 10 best places to work as a postdoctoral researcher, according to The Scientist magazine's annual survey. Argonne ranked fifth, moving up from sixth place last year, earning specific praise for its benefits and attention to personal and family life. More...


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Argonne National Laboratory's Postdoctoral Program offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national scientific and technical capabilities.

The Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division conducts research and development in engineering, analytical methods, experiments and material sciences, with concentration in nuclear technology and related sciences. NE has a diversified portfolio of postdoctoral research opportunities: we invite you to check the list of current projects and related contact information.

Read what current and former Postdocs are saying about their experience in the NE Division.


To find out more about how to become a Postdoc at Argonne visit the Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs website, which includes detailed information on the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Questions you might have...

Q. Where do I find a possible sponsor?
A. Check NE's list of current projects, a resource containing the titles, descriptions and contacts of almost all research projects underway at the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne. This will allow you to get in touch with your potential sponsor.

Q. What if there are no postdoctoral job openings posted for NE?
A. You can also identify a NE employee (sponsor) and inquire about future postdoctoral opportunities. The sponsor, who writes the nomination memo, could be someone already familiar with your research work and accomplishments through previous collaborations or professional societies. Please visit the NE Project Descriptions and the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division website to view projects and contacts, or visit Argonne’s Postdoctoral Projects website for further details on the application process.


For further information on postdoc appointments and internships at Argonne, please contact:

Kristene L. Henne, PhD
Postdoctoral Programs Coordinator
Division of Educational Programs
Building 223, Room M114
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: 630-252-2907
Fax: +1 630-252-3193

For further information on postdoc appointments and internships within the Nuclear Engineering Division, please contact: