Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wiley Distinguished Postdoc Fellows

2014: Lyle Gordon and Abigail Ferrieri

2013: Li Fu and Kyle Pomraning

2012: Patrick Reardon

2011: Robert Colby

2010: Ken Lopata

Thank you for your interest in the William Wiley Postdoctoral Fellowship. The program will take a hiatus during fiscal year 2017. Please check again in fiscal year 2018 for a status of the program.

Purpose: To attract high-performing, newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL. The fellowship honors the distinguished career of Dr. William Wiley, the former director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and visionary leader of EMSL. Applications for the 2015 position will be accepted until December 11, 2015.

Attributes of successful candidates: Candidates for the William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship must display superb ability in scientific research and must show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue, as illustrated by their application materials (listed below).

Terms of appointment: Fellowships are awarded for a one-year term, with possible renewal up to three years total. The position includes a competitive salary, and an additional allocation for research support and travel. The Fellows, who will be competitively selected by an EMSL fellowship committee, must collaborate with EMSL scientists in a research area that aligns with EMSL's science themes.

How to apply: Submit application materials online. When submitting your resume for this position, you will need to upload ONE PDF file that includes the following components. Applications lacking these components will be declared ineligible:

  1. Current CV showing all research publications and experience
  2. Statement of Research Interest (not a formal research proposal) that aligns with one or more EMSL science themes
  3. Copies of Unofficial Transcripts for all degrees
  4. You will need to upload ONE PDF file that includes the components listed above. Applications lacking these components will be declared ineligible.

Selection committee: The selection committee comprises the EMSL science leads and associate directors. This committee makes recommendations to the hiring manager, the EMSL director. For more information on postdoctoral programs at EMSL and PNNL, visit the postdoc website.

For questions, contact David Koppenaal (david.koppenaal@pnnl.gov). Applications received by email will not be considered as official applications. Applications must be submitted through PNNL's jobs website.

To hear directly from a Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, watch the video below of EMSL Director Allison Campbell interviewing Patrick Reardon.