2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Careers at Government Laboratories and User Facilities—Panel Discussion

Monday, December 2
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D


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Jagjit NandaModerator
Jagjit Nanda
, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Are you a student or early-career professional interested in an exciting scientific career at a national laboratory or a user facility?

Are you early-career faculty looking for new opportunities for your students to explore career choices at government laboratories and user facilities?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this panel discussion is for you!

Discussion Highlights

  • Provide insight on types of careers at government laboratories and user facilities
  • Focus on opportunities for early-career professionals
  • Discuss strategies to establish oneself professionally at a government laboratory or a user facility
  • Highlight short- and long-term training opportunities at government laboratories and user facilities
  • Describe work-life balance in government laboratories


Intended Audience
Students and early-career professionals interested in learning more about potential career paths at national laboratories

Do you have a burning question regarding careers at national laboratories and user facilities? Please submit your questions via the link below to make sure your topic is included in the discussion!

This special panel discussion will include audience Q&A, so bring your questions and be ready to participate in this provocative session!


Miaofang Chi

Miaofang Chi
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dean DeLongchamp

Dean M. DeLongchamp
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bob Hettel

Bob O. Hettel
Argonne National Laboratory

Peter Sushko

Peter V. Sushko
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory