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ARS Vacancies at USAJOBS: All ARS current vacancies are listed at USAJOBS, the website for all federal jobs.

Careers at ARS Information: As the principal in-house scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has career opportunities for permanent and temporary employees. Being a scientific research agency, many of the careers available are in the life, physical, and engineering sciences. ARS employs research scientists, postdoctoral research associates, support scientists and research technicians, as well as positions in various professional, technical, administrative, secretarial and clerical, and trades and crafts occupational areas.

Scientific Collaborations: The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is responsible for ARS’ technology transfer program and is delegated the authority to administer the patent and licensing program for all intramural research conducted by USDA. The OTT helps move ARS research discoveries to the marketplace.  

Extramural Agreements: The ARS Grants and Agreements Management Branch (GAMB) provides leadership and guidance for the administration of assistance and non-assistance programs related to research, education, statistics, and extension activities supported by ARS, ERS, and NASS. 

1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program: This program offers tenure-track and research-track faculty at 1890 land-grant universities the opportunity to participate in a residency at an ARS laboratory to conduct cooperative research of mutual interest with ARS scientists. Each year, pending annual appropriations, ARS invests up to $500,000 in the program to support expenses such as salary, housing, personal living expenses, travel, and research costs.