The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management recently announced the expansion of its Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program for post-doctoral researchers.
The program will offer the opportunity for recent graduates with Ph.D. degrees to perform scientific research that furthers technology development, enhances the global scientific knowledge base, and results in publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
The program, which will be managed by Savannah River National Laboratory, is designed to connect the pool of candidates graduating from roughly 700 minority-serving institutions in the United States to national laboratory positions to address the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges. According to the DOE, many minority-serving institutions have established degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Places of employment: Postdoctoral researchers participating in the program will work for two-year terms as full-time employees at one of the six participating national laboratories:
- Savannah River National Laboratory
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Quote: “Expansion of the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program’s Postdoctoral Research Program to serve six of the nation’s laboratories is a key step toward ensuring that the DOE and its national laboratories have a diverse and highly qualified talent pool from which to develop its current and future workforce,” said Nicole Nelson-Jean, associate principal deputy assistant secretary for field operations in the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management.