Argonne National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Appointments

Argonne's Postdoctoral Program offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national scientific and technical capabilities. Your academic achievements and demonstrated research capabilities will undoubtedly contribute to the continuing scientific and technological success of the Laboratory. It is our intention that your tenure at Argonne be as productive and rewarding as possible.




Divisional Postdoctoral Appointments

Division Postdoctoral Associates typically conduct research on existing Argonne 's science and technology programs. Candidates are selected based on their academic background and possible input to the research program as described in the job description. Appointments are awarded for a one-year term, with possible renewal for up to the third year.

A list of Division Postdoctoral openings can be found on the Argonne Postdoctoral Careers webpage.

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidate Eligibility

PhD requirements have to be completed by commencement of appointment. Candidates must have received their PhD recently.

How to Apply

Your application will require the following documents:

  • CV, to include list of publications, including presentations
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • If you are a finalist for the position, the Division will ask to provide three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff. You are not required to send the letters with your CV or publication list. Please do not ask your referees to send the letters unless you have been contacted by the Division and instructed to do so. However, you need to provide the name and contact information of your referees.

To apply, please check the Division Postdoctoral Openings. Click on the position you wish to apply for and follow the instructions provided there.

You will be contacted by the hiring division if additional application materials are required.

For further assistance, please direct your inquiry to

The following criteria must be met for a document to be accepted as a transcript:

  • Transcripts must include the name of the school, the student's name, the school's watermark, official seal or symbol and the Registrar's signature.
  • Copies or faxed copies of official transcripts are acceptable. If degree has been completed, transcripts must reflect degree date. If the school does not provide transcripts, a copy of a diploma or letter from the Graduate School Office stating that you are enrolled or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. is acceptable. This letter must be on official school letterhead and signed by a representative from the Graduate School Office.
  • If the transcripts are not in English, please provide one of the following in addition to the transcripts:
    • Translation of the information contained in the transcript
    • Brief summary of the information contained in the transcripts

The following documents will not be accepted as Graduate School Transcripts: unofficial grade reports downloaded from the university intranet, documents missing the student's name or school's name, and documents missing the degree date.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

General Inquiries



Postdoctoral Program Lead

Kristene (Tina) Henne
Phone: 630.252.2907


Mailing Address

Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Program
Building 201, 151
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, Illinois 60439 U.S.A.