Postdoctoral Appointeee - Economic Resilience

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7119052 (Ref:414469)

Posted: December 22, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Decision and Infrastructure Science (DIS) Division researches, designs, and delivers scientific tools and methodologies to inform decision-making regarding the most challenging security, risk, and resilience problems. DIS experts have developed methods to understand dependencies and interdependencies, build resilient infrastructure, and respond to emergencies. DIS recently established a new, cross-disciplinary National Economic Research and Resilience Center (NERRC), which provides innovative and transparent economic data access, research, and analysis to support and strengthen economic development and resilience in communities across the nation. In addition to providing world class research, NERRC is dedicated to providing aspiring researchers with long-term career pathways in the economic development field.

DIS is seeking a passionate and innovative post-doctoral candidate to serve as its first National Economic Resilience Post-Doctoral Fellow.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory, Argonne offers an exciting atmosphere in which to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, enabling complex technical problems to be explored through the integrated application of natural, social, and computer science practices.

Position Requirements

In this position, you will:

  • Support research projects related to economic development, resilience, innovation, entrepreneurship, and other related topics.

  • Apply quantitative and qualitative decision-science techniques in the development of analyses, models, or reports.

  • As needed, provide economic development subject matter expertise for NERRC and DIS disaster recovery and resilience projects.

  • Support NERRC’s economic resilience applied research network, including developing and publishing regular research reports, assisting in the facilitation of webinars, and supporting other partnership events.

  • Support the development and implementation of NERRC’s annual conference, including but not limited to facilitating and coordinating the development of the agenda, recruiting speakers, and coordinating logistics with Argonne’s events team.

To be considered you must have:

  • A PhD in economics, urban and regional planning, business, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial economic development programs, policies, and best practices.

  • Excellent people skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. This includes the ability to clearly articulate complex information in a way that is accessible to broad audiences, as well as the capability to interact with team members and sponsors on all aspects of sponsored research activities.

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

  • All candidates must pass a general background check and drug screening for employment and may be required to obtain a “L” clearance.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7119052 (Ref:414469)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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