Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
PNNL News Central

PNNL creates distinguished postdoctoral fellowship program

Scientists, engineers invited to apply for fall 2009 appointments

News Release

June 16, 2009 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announces the establishment of the Pacific Northwest Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The laboratory is accepting applications for the new fellowships and will review candidates immediately for fall 2009 appointments.

PNNL will select up to three distinguished fellows annually from candidates who demonstrate promise of becoming leaders in their fields of research.

The appointments offer recent doctoral graduates an opportunity to pursue major research of their choosing in an area related to the laboratory's missions.

“PNNL researchers have been making a difference in science, energy, environment and national security for more than four decades,” said Steven Ashby, PNNL’s deputy director for science and technology. “Now, we’re making it possible for outstanding new scientists and engineers to make their own mark on the world.”

The Pacific Northwest Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to attract outstanding researchers, who will push the frontiers of several critical fields. Those fields are: chemical and molecular sciences; chemical engineering; biology systems science; climate change science; subsurface science, materials science and engineering; nuclear science and technology; computer science, visualization and technology; systems engineering and integration; and large-scale user facilities and advanced instrumentation.

Candidates must have received a doctoral degree within the last five years or be able to complete all requirement for their doctorate by the start of their appointment at PNNL. Distinguished fellows will receive a competitive salary, benefits and relocation, plus extra funding for travel and conferences.

Additional information about the fellowships and details of the application process are available at Questions may be addressed to

Tags: Operations, Staff Appointments

PNNL LogoInterdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. It is managed and operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. As the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information on PNNL, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

News Center


Additional Resources