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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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

Scientists and Engineers
This section includes all current permanent vacancy announcements for research scientist positions in the life, physical, and engineering sciences within ARS. Typically, qualifications for these positions require candidates to have at least a Master's degree in a related field or a comparable combination of education and experience to meet the minimum eligibility requirements. U.S. citizenship is required.

Postdoctoral Research Associates
This section includes all current temporary (usually up to 2 years in duration) postdoctoral research associate positions for Ph.D. graduates in the life, physical, and engineering sciences within ARS. Preference is given to candidates whose degree has been received within the last 4 years.

Citizenship restrictions apply.

Additional Job Opportunities
This section includes all current permanent and temporary competitive vacancy announcements for all non-research positions. Included in this section are positions in support scientist, administrative and professional, technical and assistance, secretarial and clerical, and trades and craft occupations. Announcements for Senior Executive Service positions are also included at this link. U.S. citizenship is required.

Student and Summer Employment
This section provides information on who to contact at various locations throughout ARS if you are interested in student and summer employment opportunities.

Citizenship restrictions apply.

Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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