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Homeland Security Graduate Research Opportunity – Accepting Applications
Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2019
Title Homeland Security Graduate Research Opportunity – Accepting Applications
University Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education
Egg Harbor Township, NJ, United States
Department Department of Homeland Security
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - Medicinal
    Chemistry - Inorganic
    Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General

Now accepting applications for:
Homeland Security Explosives Detection Research Opportunity

Explosives Detection Research Opportunity with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Laboratory.
We have a unique research opportunity for graduating students and post graduates with magnetic resonance spectroscopy experience. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive group of scientists to determine the feasibility of using nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) for fielded detection and for supporting test and evaluation of commercially developed NQR-based explosives detection systems.
Why should I apply?
Being selected for a research opportunity with the Transportation Security Laboratory offers the following benefits:

  • Full-time one year appointment that may be extended contingent upon project needs and funding availability
  • Competitive stipend for living and other expenses during the duration of the appointment
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DHS mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts


  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Have received or expect to complete all requirements for a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Chemistry, Solid State Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field by the desired start date.
  • Eligible disciplines include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics, other physical sciences, and physics.

How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Application deadline: Open until filled.


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DHS/DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

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