Argonne National Laboratory

2017 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

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The 2017 Program Book is now ready! Download it here.

About the Symposium

When: November 2, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Theory & Computing Sciences Conference Center at Argonne National Laboratory
What: The Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium is an annual event that:

  • Showcases the research of postdoctoral researchers and advanced graduate students
  • Promotes collaboration through networking
  • Enables industry and government leaders to connect with and recruit from the nation’s top scientific and engineering talent

This year’s event features:

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Marius Stan, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Postdoc research poster presentations
  • Career-themed programming
  • Networking with company representatives

To learn more about the opportunities at this annual event, download the 2016 Symposium Program.

Presenter/Attendee Information - For Postdocs and Graduate Students

You may register as an attendee only or sign up to give a poster presentation.

The Symposium seeks abstracts for poster presentations that are aligned with Argonne's goal of addressing vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security through multidisciplinary science and engineering.

Abstracts are to be submitted at the time of registration.  Please review the abstract instructions to ensure proper formatting. For more information, please submit inquiries to

Resume Submission

A resume file will be compiled for distribution to industry exhibitors and sponsors. If you would like your resumé included, please fill out the resume template and e-mail it to with the subject line "resume_yourname".

Company Information

Why attend?

Argonne National Laboratory's postdoctoral program draws top talent from virtually every science and engineering discipline, including mathematics and computer sciences. Our program provides Ph.D. scientists and engineers an excellent opportunity to kickstart their careers. With close to 300 postdoctoral researchers at various stages of their appointments, Argonne offers a unique opportunity for our partners in industry, government and academia to collaborate and connect with the next generation of innovators.


A nominal fee of $200 is requested for company participants. Please contact for further information.

What’s included?

  • Exhibit booth space for up to two representatives
  • Networking lunch with symposium attendees
  • Resume file of participating postdoctoral researchers and graduate students
  • Space for on-site interviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Our company is not actively recruiting for a specific position. Why should we attend?

This symposium offers the opportunity to educate the next generation of leaders and innovators on your company’s research and development goals, spark collaboration and network for your future talent needs.

Who are the attendees?

Postdoctoral scientists and engineers at various stages of their career and advanced graduate students. In addition to Argonne attendees, we attract attendees from Fermi Lab and regional universities.

What companies attended in the past?

The 2016 Sponsor Companies were: Nalco-an Ecolab Company, ISTC, Euclid TechLabs, and MDI.

Past company carticipants include: 3M, American Society for Engineering Education, Argonne National Laboratory, Cabot Microelectronics, Chicago Council on Science and Technology, Clean Energy Trust, DuPont, Dow, Euclid TechLabs, Exxon Mobil, GE Healthcare, GE Research, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, Illinois Technology Association, Institute for Defense Analysis, International Atomic Energy Agency, Johnson Controls, Materials Development Inc., New Brunswick Laboratory, Nokia, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States Airforce, Honeywell UOP, Viresco Energy LLC, and Ware Connections Inc.

We would like to be listed as a sponsor. How should we proceed?

Companies that wish to be an official sponsor may select this option on the registration page. Please contact Kristene Henne, Postdoctoral Program Lead, directly to discuss the benefits of sponsorship.

We have openings, but cannot attend due to time-constraints. How do we get visibility at the symposium?

Argonne will provide a display with your openings. However, we will need information about the  recruitment lead or hiring managers in charge of those openings.

Do you have brochures about Argonne research I can review, or forward to our technical managers?

Yes, they are located at:

For more information, contact

Kristene Henne
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S Cass Avenue
Building 201 Room 151
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: (630) 252-2907