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The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) encompasses the activities of two USDA agencies and DHS.  As a result, required skills are varied, and there are multiple sources of information regarding employment with each entity.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research disciplines include:

  Research Chemist
  Molecular Biologist
  Research Biologist

Technical and support positions include:

  Biological Science Technician
  Program Analyst
  Contracting Specialist
  Management Analyst
  Industrial Hygienist
  IT Specialist
  Environmental Protection Specialist
  Security Specialist
  Support Services Assistant
  Office Automation Clerk

You can get to the ARS Human Resources Division by clicking on the division title.

There are also opportunities for individuals interested in doing postgraduate research on the island. Applications are currently being accepted for the PIADC Research Participation Program* by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)*, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

*These links are to non-ARS web sites and will open in a new window. The Agricultural Research Service is not responsible for the content of non-ARS web sites.



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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 Orient Point, NY
ARS openings in New York
ARS openings nationwide