Researcher looking at petrie dish culture

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The announcement of Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019: 

Applications for 2019 appointments are now open and are due on December 1, 2018. The Linus Pauling Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory accepted qualified candidate applications from recent and upcoming Ph.D. Graduates in Science & Engineering, who wish to conduct research on a project of their choice. Qualified Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a Science or Engineering field related to the mission areas of PNNL within the last three years, or by summer 2018, from an accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Current postdocs can also apply as long as they received their Ph.D. within the last 3 years.

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