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Multiple research appointments available through Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program

Selected candidates participate in USDA research for one to four years

March 26, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are currently seeking recent doctoral degree recipients for various appointments in the Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program.

The ARS is the USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency responsible for developing and transferring solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. ARS research is organized into national programs comprised of more than 800 research projects carried out by ARS in approximately 90 locations across the U.S.

From research positions focused on crop production to food safety and virology to sustainable agricultural systems, this program serves as the next step in educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in agricultural-related research.

Postdoctoral appointments are normally for one year and can be extended for up to four additional years. The program provides allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses, as well as limited reimbursement for relocation and travel expenses, all of which vary by position.

To be eligible, an applicant must have received a doctorate degree in an appropriate discipline within five years of the desired starting date. Applicants must be able to meet necessary security requirements.

This program is available to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents or foreign nationals, depending on the needs of ARS. For more information on eligibility requirements for non-U.S. citizens, please see Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens.

Program opportunities are administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which is managed by ORAU, and more information as well as a full listing of current positions is available on the program website.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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