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  The National Animal Disease Center (NADC) is part of USDA's Agriculture Research Service (ARS).  NADC has positions in a variety of scientific disciplines including: biochemistry, immunology, physiology, virology, bacteriology, pathology, molecular biology, and veterinary medicine. There are also jobs in a variety of other areas including: animal care, facilities, budget, travel, human resources, procurement, secretarial, visual services, computer services, and library.

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NADC actively employs students through the school year. Employment of students is governed by research project needs and available funding. Summer intern and summer apprentice positions are also a possibility. For information on student openings and/or placement in our student resume file, email
  For a list of all government positions within the United States, go to USAJOBS.
The National Animal Disease Center is located in Ames, IA (population approximately 50,000). For more information on Ames and the surrounding community, use the following links:
  Iowa State University:
Ames is also home to Iowa State University. Staff at the National Animal Disease Center frequently collaborate with scientists and veterinarians at Iowa State. For more information on Iowa State University go to: Iowa State University.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) National Veterinary Lab Services and the Center for Veterinary Biologics are collocated with the National Animal Disease Center.


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 Ames, IA
ARS openings in Iowa
ARS openings nationwide