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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Careers with the Grand Forks
Human Nutrition Research Center

Current Openings


  • Secretary (OA)
    In this position, you will serve as personal assistant/secretary to the Center Director and coordinate other clerical works for the assigned office staff. Performs a variety of office support duties, e.g. receives telephone calls or visitors, answers questions and provides information of a routine nature based on knowledge of programs and operations. Maintains supervisor's calendar, prepares and types documents and correspondence.Click here for more information
  • Secretary (OA)
    In this position, you will serve as secretary to the Research Leader of the Healthy Body Weight research unit within the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC). You will perform a variety of office support duties, i.e., receives telephone calls or visitors, answers questions and provides information of a routine nature based on knowledge of programs and operations. Maintains supervisor's calendar, prepares and types documents and correspondence. Click here for more information
  • Research Nutritionist, Research Associate, (Post-Doc)
    The incumbent will conduct research investigating the effects of dietary fats, physical exercise, trace element seleniumn and their interactions in secondary tumorigenesis. Specifically, the incumbent will plan and conduct experiments, interpret results and prepare research reports for oral and written presentation, and have primary responsibility for developing and using various biochemical, cellular and molecular biological techniques to conduct experiments with animal and in vitro models, as appropriate, for testing specific hypothesis. Click here for more information
  • Biological Science Laboratory Technician
    There are two Biological Science Laboratory Technician (BSLT) vacancies at the USDA-ARS, Northern Plains Area, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The first vacancy is in the Dietary Prevention of Obesity-Related Disease Research Unit. The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in conducting cell, animal, and human experiments and performing a variety of molecular biology/biochemical assays to determine the effects of anticancer nutrients on physiological function and cancer risk. The second vacancy is located in the Healthy Body Weight Research Unit with emphasis on healthy body weight research. The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in conducting research in the areas of epigenetics, DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling and non-coding RNAs as they apply to obesity. Click here for more information

No student opportunities currently available.



Career Opportunities

The links below are to current ARS job openings listed at the official job site of the US Federal Government, USAJOBS.

ARS openings in Grand Forks, ND
ARS openings in North Dakota
ARS openings nationwide

* Note: the links above are to "Only Jobs Open to ALL U.S. Citizens" so if you are a current or former federal employee, be sure to select "ALL Jobs" to refine your search at the USAJOBS site.

Last Modified: 9/25/2014