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ORISE Is Accepting Applications for FBI Counterterrorism Forensic Science Research Unit Visiting Scientist Program

ORISE Is Accepting Applications for FBI Counterterrorism Forensic Science Research Unit Visiting Scientist Program

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education(ORISE) is currently accepting applications for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counterterrorism Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP). This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for early career scientists and recent graduates to participate in forensic science research at the FBI Laboratory, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world.

Participants may be involved in research, including human identification, detection of bio-threat agents, detection of explosives and drugs, characterization and comparison of forensic materials, elemental analysis of trace evidence, mass spectrometry application to chemical and biological analysis, development of instrumental methods, evaluation of field portable instrumentation, advancement of forensic chemistry (specifically in toxicology and trace volatiles), and advancement of techniques for imaging and visualization.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens; have completed requirements for a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree with in the last five years or complete all the requirements for the degree by the anticipated start date of the appointment; relocate to Quantico, Va.; and undergo an extensive FBI background investigation and meet suitability criteria.

The year-long, paid appointment offers specialized training, leadership development and professional networking with extensive interaction and collaboration with leading FBI CFSRU scientists and researchers. The initial appointment is scheduled for one year but may be renewed upon the recommendation of the FBI contingent upon the availability of funds for up to five years.

Scientific disciplines relevant to the appointment include:

  • Chemistry and Materials Sciences
  • Computer, Information and Data Sciences
  • Earth and Geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and Marine Sciences
  • Life Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

For more information or to apply, visit


The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. Visit for more information. ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit

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