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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for Ames Laboratory. Ames Laboratory is a Department of Energy national laboratory operated by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory employees are Iowa State University employees, and employment opportunities are posted and filled through the Iowa State University recruitment process.

Therefore, employment opportunities can be found on the Iowa State University job opportunities page.

Chief Research Officer

The Chief Research Officer (CRO) is responsible for initiating, developing, and supervising the scientific divisions, institutes, and programs for the Ames Laboratory. The CRO will oversee all research at Ames Laboratory and provide leadership for its physics, chemistry, biology, and materials programs. The CRO will formulate and evaluate new initiatives, often emphasizing the cross-disciplinary collaborations with other DOE national laboratories, academia, and industry that have become the hallmark of the Laboratory. The Ames Laboratory is seeking to maximize its scientific impact and capabilities within the DOE community at a time when its key partner, Iowa State University, has embarked on an ambitious program to raise its own research profile. 

For more information read the full description or view the posting on the ISU job opportunities page.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent to


2018 Spedding Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ames Laboratory