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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Careers at Grazinglands Research Laboratory

What do you need to work at GRL?

GRL employs research animal scientists, research physiologists, research geneticists, research agronomists, research geologists, research hydraulic engineers, plant geneticists, plant physiologists, ecologists, research meteorologists, soil scientists,  and microbiologists.  GRL's support staff includes animal scientists, biologists, biological technicians, chemists, computer specialists, ecologists, geologists, mathematicians, physical science technicians, soil scientists, vet. medical officers, and office staff.

To be a geneticist, earn a bachelor's degree in animal science, biochemistry, agronomy, plant science, horticulture, poultry science, dairy science, forestry, or fisheries and wildlife. Genetics draws heavily from mathematics, biology, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, and chemistry, so those courses are important. Graduate degrees can lead you to more sophisticated research and development positions. In high school take as many courses in math, science, and English as possible. Also, take courses in computer science and communications.

 

 



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 El Reno, OK
ARS openings in Oklahoma
ARS openings nationwide

* Note: the links above are to "Only Jobs Open to ALL U.S. Citizens" so if you are a current or former federal employee, be sure to select "ALL Jobs" to refine your search at the USAJOBS site.

Last Modified: 7/2/2004