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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Overview

Oak Ridge, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1943
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PNNL, Sandia National Laboratories, Argonne National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory with over 4,600 staff from more than 100 countries, 3,000 guest researchers, and a budget of approximately $1.4 billion. The Lab supports the DOE's ... Read more

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    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ORNL has been a great place for me to begin my career as a scientist. Resources abound, from almost any piece of equipment you could think of to an expert in the field down the hallway or in the building next door. World class facilities and world class people.
    Knoxville is a fun little city nearby and Chattanooga, Asheville, Nashville, and Atlanta are close enough to easily visit. Plus all of the hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and running you could ask for in the Smokies and state parks!
    Great support for early career researchers.

    Cons

    Lab management felt a bit nebulous to me as a graduate student, with some needlessly obstructive policies.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN).

    Interview

    Got hired after invited to give a seminar. Talked with other staff members very informally.

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