If you are postdoctoral candidate with an interest in solving complex environmental challenges, this is a great opportunity for you! When you join us at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), you’ll gain hands-on experience while being mentored by a leading expert in your research field. Your work will align with one of our core capabilities at PNNL in Environmental Management, Environmental Remediation, and Waste Processing, which include:
- Chemical and molecular sciences
- Chemical engineering
- Biological systems science
- Climate change science
- Environmental subsurface science
- Applied materials science and engineering
- Applied nuclear science and technology
- Advanced computer science, visualization, and data
- Systems engineering and integration
- Large-scale user facilities/advanced instrumentation
- Subsurface modeling and imaging
Through the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), PNNL is helping build a diverse future workforce in environmental remediation and cleanup. As you grow in your research expertise and develop your network with some of the world’s top environmental experts, you’ll also discover exciting career options open to you at PNNL, and other DOE national laboratories across the nation.
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PNNL is looking for driven and enthusiastic postdocs to join our team. Our program gives you the opportunity to tackle challenging and unique problems while receiving invaluable mentorship from the nation’s leading environmental experts.
PNNL Experience: Elevating Your Career
As one of 17 national laboratories and one of the largest science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) employers in the Pacific Northwest, PNNL is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and furthering DOE’s mission in science education and diverse workforce development. Competitive opportunities like this are one way we satisfy that goal. Many postdocs successfully apply for full-time positions after their graduation.
EM and MSIPP
MSIPP promotes the education and development of the next-generation workforce in critical STEM related disciplines that compliment current and future missions of EM to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear activity.
EM recognizes that successfully completing its legacy environmental cleanup mission requires maintaining a highly-trained, technically skilled, and diverse workforce. Minority representation in critical science and engineering fields is an important part of EM’s vision for this future workforce.
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- Candidates must have received their doctoral degree within the past five years (in a field of study related to current projects).
- Candidates must have obtained their PhD or their undergraduate degree from a minority serving institution.
Applying for a Postdoc
Gather your resume or CV, unofficial transcript for all current and past degrees, and then upload them as additional PDF files. Be sure to complete all parts of the application. If any of the required documents are missing, your application will not be reviewed.
Electronic applications are accepted until 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on the closing date indicated on the job posting.