Ph.D’s Wanted for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research Awards

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 4

ORAU and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are currently taking applications for the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards, an opportunity for recent Ph.D. recipients to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities. Applications are being accepted until April 30, 2014.

The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards aim to support scientific leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting the best scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies in a postdoctoral research program. EERE Research Participants will have access to unique education and training opportunities, top scientists in their field, and state-of-the-art projects and equipment.

Former participants of the EERE Postdoctoral Research Award Program are now faculty and staff scientists at major research institutions and national laboratories. It is the expectation that participants will go on to permanent staff positions in academia, at national laboratories, or in industry upon completion of their appointment.

Research opportunities will be awarded to qualified applicants to work on collaborative research of mutual interest to the applicant, the host facility, and the EERE technology office sponsoring the award.

The award appointments are for up to two years, and will provide allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses, and limited reimbursement for relocation expenses. An annual meeting for participants will be organized and hosted by EERE.

For more information, view a list of research site locations(

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