Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.
ORAU is strongly committed to our employees, where the entire employee population acts like an extended family where flexibility and an interest in the work-life balance is a top priority. ORAU’s culture is further enhanced by diversity and the individualism that each employee is encouraged to present. Our employee population is reflective of the communities in which we work and live, and we embrace the uniqueness of these individuals without promoting uniformity.
We are committed to promoting a talented and diverse workforce by hiring quality individuals, appreciating their differences, and developing employees to their fullest potential for the benefit of the organization, the individual and society.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To advance national priorities and serve the public interest by integrating academic, government and scientific resources globally.
To be the recognized, preferred leader when national and global priorities require innovative scientific and technical solutions.
• Agility: We will adjust rapidly to changing situations, needs and priorities.
• Customer service: We are mission focused to meet or exceed our customer’s needs.
• Diversity: We appreciate and utilize individual differences to create innovative solutions.
• Employees: We strive to create a culture of empowerment and personal growth where our employees are valued and recognized for their contributions.
• Innovation: We will constantly strive to find creative solutions, drawing upon the resourcefulness of our employees, universities and partners.
• Integrity: We will honor our commitments, holding ourselves accountable to each other and to our customers.
• Quality: We strive to exceed customer performance standards through focus on accuracy, consistency and continuous improvement.
• Safety/security: We will provide a safe and secure work environment to protect our employees, information, customer assets, etc.
• Teamwork: Our strength comes from working together toward a common goal through internal and external partnerships.