Candidates for the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowships are selected based on their research and academic accomplishments, and the strength of their research proposal. They will collaborate with Argonne scientists and engineers on existing programs and on new initiatives. All applicants must identify an Argonne employee (sponsor) who will write the nomination memo and present your case in front of the Postdoctoral Committee. The sponsor could be someone who is already familiar with your research work and accomplishments through previous collaborations or professional societies. If you have not yet identified an Argonne sponsor, visit the detailed websites of the various Research Divisions.
The candidates' application packages are reviewed by the Postdoctoral Committee. The next deadline to receive all the application materials is Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Fellowships may be renewed annually up to two yearsr. The 2013 Fellowship carries a stipend of $78,000 per annum.
Argonne is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our workforce.
PhD requirements have to be completed by commencement of appointment. Candidates must have received their PhD recently.
Frequently Asked Questions:
For more information, please see our frequently asked questions .
How to Apply :
You must read the application instructions before submitting your application:
Sponsor Guidelines (internal link only)
The application deadline for the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship has now passed. Please check back for the next call for applications.
Candidates must upload the following documents:
- Research proposal (≤ 2 pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins)
Proposals should address background and importance of the proposed work, the research you expect to conduct at Argonne, and the broader impacts.
Candidates should keep in mind that application packages will be reviewed by a Lab-wide Postdoctoral Committee, whose members have diverse backgrounds.
- CV, including list of publications, abstracts and significant presentations
- Graduate School Transcripts
- Cover letter (optional)
If you DO NOT have all of the required documents at this time, you may come back to your application and upload them later.
To come back into your application, click on the application link
1. Enter in your email address for Username.
2. Enter in your Password.
3. Click on the ‘Edit Registration' link (located on the bottom of the dialogue box).
4. Edit/Add any other information to your profile:
Upload a document (to upload a document, it must be of ‘.doc' or ‘.pdf' file type; document names cannot contain 'special' characters such as '&,@,#, etc)
5. Click the ‘Submit Registration' button to Apply.
Additionally, the package must contain:
- Nomination memo (≤ 2 pages) from Argonne sponsor (with copy to Division Director)
- Three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff
These letters must be sent directly via e-mail to Director-Postdoc@anl.gov . Letters must be in a PDF file from the individual(s) with a signature on official letterhead. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate.
For more information, please see frequently asked questions .