Undergraduate Research Aide Appointment – Fall & Spring Applications Rolling, Summer due Mar. 1st

The Research Aide program offers temporary employment opportunities to college/university students to provide the opportunity to apply technical knowledge and skills while assisting Argonne scientific and engineering staff on key mission science projects.


Temporary employees are assigned specific technical tasks determined by their division, they earn a salary and are expected to possess the skills required to do the assigned task when they arrive. Understanding the scientific basis for the temporary employee’s work is generally not emphasized. The maximum time allowable on a Research Aide appointment is 5 1/2 months.

Temporary employment opportunities become available throughout the year as new projects and funding become available. Applicants for these open positions are selected from the current Research Aide applicant pool. If interested in this program, please submit your application to the pool for review.

Financial Information

Salaries are competitive and are based upon the field of study and academic year status of the student.

Apartment type lodging facility is available on site along with a number off-site lodging facilities are available.


  • Be 18 years of age at the start of the appointment
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit two letters of recommendation


Fall and Spring appointments are rolling and students are selected from the current application pool. Summer appoinments tend to be the most desired and therefore have an application deadline of March 1, 2015. Students in the application pool by March 1, 2015 will be considered for Summer 2015. Students in the application pool after March 1, 2015 will have the choice to select available appointments for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.


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