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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


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Employment opportunities within the Agricultural Research Service are many and challenging. Our permanent positions are filled by scientists with educational backgrounds in the life, physical, and engineering sciences. ARS also employs professional, technical, administrative, and clerical staff in various occupational areas, as well as student and summer employees.

Current Job Openings

Occasionally we have temporary positions available that are ideal for students interested in careers in science. More positions are open in the spring, summer, or fall and are generally for work outside on the field aspects of the research. Laboratory positions may be available as well, usually in the areas of genetics, cell biology, chemistry, and/or plant physiology.

If you're interested, come by the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center or call (870) 672-9300. The Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center and the University of Arkansas Rice Research & Extension Center are close by, you may want to check them out also.

Scientists and Engineers -- Includes vacancy announcements for all managerial, research, and support scientist positions requiring a scientific background in the life, physical, and engineering sciences.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Postdoctoral Research Associates -- Includes temporary (usually up to 2 years in duration) postdoctoral research associate positions for Ph.D. graduates in the life, physical, and engineering sciences.  Preference is given to candidates whose degree has been received within the last 4 years.  Citizenship restrictions apply.

Administrative, Technical, Clerical and Trades -- Includes vacancy announcements for all administrative, clerical support, trades and scientific technician positions.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Student and Summer Employment -- Provides information on who to contact in ARS if you are interested in student and summer employment opportunities.  Citizenship restrictions apply.

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 Stuttgart, AR
ARS openings in Arkansas
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: 11/4/2013