Postdoctoral Research Program

Hiring Organization: USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Employment type: Internship
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

Benefits Include:

  • Yearly stipend

  • Stipend supplement for health insurance

  • Relocation allowance

  • Travel budget for scientific and professional development 

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has established a Postdoctoral Research Program. This program will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in agricultural related research. Research opportunities are full-time for normally one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years upon recommendation of the ARS. Eligible applicants will have received a doctorate degree in an appropriate discipline within five years of the desired starting date. 

ARS research is organized into National Programs that serve to bring coordination, communication, and empowerment to 800 research projects carried out by ARS in approximately 90 locations in most states. The National Programs are grouped into four main areas of focus: 

  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality

  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Crop Production and Protection 


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