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Postdoctoral Opportunities

Are you a recent Ph.D. graduate (within three or fewer years) with practical training in science or engineering? Do you have demonstrated abilities and interest in research and development areas related to our mission?

Interested in post-doctoral positions?

Click Find Your Opportunity and select Postdoctoral Researchers under the Job Category list.

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Consider applying for temporary appointments of mentored advanced training to enhance your professional skills and support the research independence required to pursue your chosen career path. NREL offers researcher positions and Director's Fellowships for postdoctoral candidates through our Research Participant Program (RPP).

Postdoctoral Researcher

RPP Postdoctoral Researcher appointments are typically one year. Extensions may be granted based on program needs and funding availability, up to a maximum of three years. Appointments are viewed as preparation for a full-time academic and/or research career. Appointees work under the supervision of a senior scholar or a department and are expected to publish research results during the period of the appointment.

Submission Requirements

  • Resume with list of publications and a cover letter stating areas of interest
  • Resumes accepted all year for possible placement and for specific open positions only.

Transportation and Housing

  • May be eligible for some relocation expenses for participant, spouse, and dependent children (if applicable)
  • May also be eligible for benefits.

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