Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Postdoctoral Research Program. The FES Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE’s fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers.
As a postdoctoral researcher in the FES Postdoctoral Research Program, you will conduct your proposed research related to the FES mission utilizing the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at your hosting facility. Research in this program must be directed toward addressing problems at the forefront of plasma science, specifically in the areas of (1) Transients, (2) Plasma-Materials Interactions, (3) Integrated Simulations for Magnetic Fusion Energy Science, (4) Plasma Science Frontiers, or (5) Transformative Enabling Capabilities.
You will acquire experience and training in areas related to fusion energy and basic plasma science, have access to advanced equipment and facilities, increase your marketability in fusion energy disciplines, gain access to top scientists and gain insight into research and career opportunities through your experience. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from experts researching and experimenting with fusion energy. You are responsible for finding a hosting facility and securing a mentor, so you will be embedded in a facility whose research aligns with your research goals and who can provide the resources you need for your research.