Cover Letters For Postdoc In Anl

Argonne's Postdoctoral Program offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national scientific and technical capabilities. Your academic achievements and demonstrated research capabilities will undoubtedly contribute to the continuing scientific and technological success of the Laboratory. It is our intention that your tenure at Argonne be as productive and rewarding as possible.


Divisional Postdoctoral Appointments

Division Postdoctoral Associates typically conduct research on existing Argonne 's science and technology programs. Candidates are selected based on their academic background and possible input to the research program as described in the job description. Appointments are awarded for a one-year term, with possible renewal for up to the third year.

A list of Division Postdoctoral openings can be found on the Argonne Postdoctoral Careers webpage.

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidate Eligibility

PhD requirements have to be completed by commencement of appointment. Candidates must have received their PhD recently.

How to Apply

Your application will require the following documents:

  • CV, to include list of publications, including presentations
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • If you are a finalist for the position, the Division will ask to provide three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff. You are not required to send the letters with your CV or publication list. Please do not ask your referees to send the letters unless you have been contacted by the Division and instructed to do so. However, you need to provide the name and contact information of your referees.

To apply, please check the Division Postdoctoral Openings. Click on the position you wish to apply for and follow the instructions provided there.

You will be contacted by the hiring division if additional application materials are required.

For further assistance, please direct your inquiry to

The following criteria must be met for a document to be accepted as a transcript:

  • Transcripts must include the name of the school, the student's name, the school's watermark, official seal or symbol and the Registrar's signature.
  • Copies or faxed copies of official transcripts are acceptable. If degree has been completed, transcripts must reflect degree date. If the school does not provide transcripts, a copy of a diploma or letter from the Graduate School Office stating that you are enrolled or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. is acceptable. This letter must be on official school letterhead and signed by a representative from the Graduate School Office.
  • If the transcripts are not in English, please provide one of the following in addition to the transcripts:
    • Translation of the information contained in the transcript
    • Brief summary of the information contained in the transcripts

The following documents will not be accepted as Graduate School Transcripts: unofficial grade reports downloaded from the university intranet, documents missing the student's name or school's name, and documents missing the degree date.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions »

Funding applications (fellowships)

Fonds de recherche du Québec, Postdoctoral research scholarship (B3)
Application: - [x] 2-page form: Letter of acceptation from supervisor - [x] Common CV - [x]Detailed Contributions [x] 1- Most significant contributions (1 page) [x] 2- Activities and contributions (2 pages) [x] 3- Interruptions and delays (half a page) [x] 4- Patents and intellectual property rights (one page) [x] 5- Publications and works (no limit) - [x] Titre - [x] ABSTRACT (must be written in French) (maximum half a page) - [x] PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT (maximum two pages, avoid abbreviations). - [x] SOCIAL IMPLICATION, LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS (maximum half a page). - [x] BIBLIOGRAPHY (maximum half a page). - [x] RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT (maximum half a page). - [x] EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS (maximum half a page). - [x] DOCTORATE THESIS (maximum half a page). - [x] BLOC 1 - [x] relevé de notes Bac - [x] relevé M.Sc. Doc. - [x] submission proof for Big Data - [x] BLOC 2 - [x] RAMQ - [x] Project-images (image3-unzipping.png + 2 others) - [x] 2 répondants Stipend: $ 30 000 CAD / year
Research allocation: $ 0 CAD
Duration: 2 years
Anticipated notice of decision: ???

2013-10-02 2013-10-01: submitted my application
2014-04-30: I got an offer for the scholarship.
2014-05-09: I declined the scholarship because the Argonne Director'S Fellowship is sufficient.
Argonne National Laboratory Named Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application: - [x] Cover Letter (1 page) - [x] Research Proposal, 2 pages (without references) - [x] CV, no limit - [x] Graduate school transcripts - [x] Brief summary of the information contained in the transcripts - [x] Nomination memo (≤ 2 pages) from Argonne sponsor - [x] (3/3) Three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff.
Stipend: $ 80 000 US / year
Research allocation: $ 20 000 US / year
Duration: 3 years
2013-10-15 2013-10-14: submitted my application
2013-12-12: arrived 7th
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application: - [x] CCV - [x] Significance of research contributions (1 page, attachment) - [x] Significance of leadership contributions (1 page, attachment) - [x] Attachment: Fulfillment of degree requirements form (Université Laval) - [x] Special circumstances (1 page, attachment) - [x] Title (max. 640 char) - [x] Lay title (max. 200 char) - [x] Lay abstract (max. 2000 char) - [x] Career aspirations and choice of institution (1 page, attachment) - [x] Research proposal (4 pages with images and graphs, attachment) - [x] Bibliography (5 pages, attachment) From Host Institution: - [x] Attachment: Institutional synergy and letter of endorsement (2 pages) - [x] Attachment: Supervisor's statement (3 pages) - [x] Attachment: Research environment (2 pages) - [x] Attachment: Professional development (1 page) - [x] (3/3) 3 Referee's assessments Stipend: $ 70 000 CAD / year
Research allocation: $ 0 CAD / year
Duration: 2 years

Notification: 2014-03-31

2013-10-23 2013-10-23: submitted my application
2014-01-15: my application was droppedbecause I don't have a doctorate.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowships
Application: - [x] Common CV - [x] Title - [x] Lay title - [x] Lay Abstract - [x] Additional CCV Information (2 pages / 7000 char) - [x] Training Expectations (2 pages / 7000 char) - [x] Research Project Summary (1 page / 3500 char) - [x] Research Training Environment (1/2 page / 1750 char) By Supervisor: - [x] Supervisor Common CV - [x] Supervisor CIHR PIN Researchnet - [x] Signature Page - [x] (3/3) 3 sponsors Stipend: $ 45 000 CAD / year
Research allocation: $ 5 000 CAD / year
Duration: 3 years
Anticipated notice of decision: 2014-04-30
2013-11-15 2013-11-15: submitted my application
James Hardy Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing
Application: - [x] CV - [x] Research Goals - [x] 3 reference letters (provide their names and addresses): Stipend: ? / year
Research allocation: ? / year
Duration: 2 years
2013-12-06 2013-12-03: submitted my application
2013-03-03: arrived ?th / 40 ("upper portion of the candidates")
Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science
Application: - [ ] Cover letter (optional) - [ ] Curriculum vitae, including list of publications, abstracts, and significant presentations - [ ] Statement of research interests - [ ] List of three reference names and email addresses. Referees may be a member of the dissertation committee, colleagues, other supervisors, or other professors, who can attest to your ability and potential. - [ ] Nomination letter (≤2 pages) from Argonne sponsor that addresses the strengths of the candidate, the merits of the research proposal and how the candidate’s work is expected to contribute to or grow Argonne’s research programs. - [ ] Graduate school transcripts Stipend: ? / year
Research allocation: ? / year
Duration: 2 years
2014-02-28 The web link to submit was not working and I got no response for my inquiry about that.
Argonne Director's Fellowships

- Research proposal (≤ 2 pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) Proposals should address background and importance of the proposed work, the research you expect to conduct at Argonne, and the broader impacts. Candidates should keep in mind that application packages will be reviewed by a Lab-wide Postdoctoral Committee, whose members have diverse backgrounds. - CV, including list of publications, abstracts and significant presentations - Graduate School Transcripts - Cover letter (optional) - Nomination memo (≤ 2 pages) from Argonne sponsor (with copy to Division Director) - Three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff Stipend: $ 78 000 US / year
Research allocation: $ 0 US / year
Duration: 2 years

Decision: 2014-04-10
2014-02-11 2014-02-10: submitted my application
2014-04-02: You have been selected an Alternate Candidate at this time
2014-04-24: I am pleased to be able to offer you the Director's Fellowship for 2014. 2014-04-24: I am pleased to be able to offer you the Director's Fellowship for 2014. 2014-04-24: I accepted the fellowship.

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