Argonne National Laboratory
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Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.

Through collaborations with researchers here at Argonne and around the...

Mission: Argonne integrates world-class science, engineering, and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. We create new knowledge that addresses the...More

Argonne National Laboratory – Why Work For Us?

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Make your life's work matter. Argonne employees bring passion to their jobs every day to solve the most challenging scientific and societal needs of our nation.


The world’s best and brightest minds come to Argonne National Laboratory to make scientific discoveries and technological innovations that improve the quality of life throughout the nation and the world. Argonne’s scientists and engineers are dedicated to solving society’s most pressing problems in sustainable energy, a clean environment, economic competitiveness and national security.

  • Full- and part-time job openings at Argonne are searchable online. Each position description includes instructions for applying.
  • The Argonne Named Postdoctoral Fellowship – These postdoctoral fellowships are awarded internationally to outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers.
  • Postdoctoral/Predoctoral Openings – Postdoctoral/Predoctoral positions that are available within different divisions throughout the Laboratory.
  • Student and Faculty Programs – Opportunities for domestic and international participants interested in energy research and training in science and technology.

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  • 3,456 total employees (FTEs)
  • 1250 scientists and engineers
  • 303 postdoctoral scholars
  • 650 graduate and undergrad students
  • 157 joint faculty
  • 5,204 facility users


  • 14 research divisions
  • 7 national scientific user facilities
  • 9 centers, joint institutes, program offices
  • Over 200 research projects
  • Collaborate with over 600 companies, numerous federal agencies, and hundreds of research institutions worldwide


Working at Argonne National Laboratory

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Argonne National Laboratory Director Peter B. Littlewood

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  Former Biological Sciences in Lemont, IL

Pros: Great opportunity to advance, friendly environment, overall great working environment Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Lemont, IL Apr 2014 – Reviewed May 30, 2014

Interview Details – I was luck. One of the adjunct professors at my school is a team lead and had some extra work when I inquired about an internship. All it took was a 10 minute phone conversation for him to explain what I would be doing and then I received the paperwork the next week.Full Interview

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