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Student Trainee (Biology/Engineering/Physical Science/Chemistry Intern)-ORD


These positions are in the Office of Research and Development. This is an office-centered position--you must physically report to one of the duty stations stated in this announcement on a regular basis (location TBD after candidate selected). Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.

For more information on this office, visit: Office of Research and Development (ORD)


At the GS4 level, you will:
  • Perform routine laboratory testing or conduct routine aspects of field sampling or laboratory experiments; 
  • Receive training in the maintenance of laboratory/scientific equipment;
  • Assist in the maintenance of laboratory instruments;
  • Collect literature references and organize files.
At the GS5 level, you will:
  • Assist with data collection from field or set up and harvest cultures for experiments; 
  • Assist with laboratory sample processing and data collection, including but not limited to measuring, filtering, grinding, and weighing samples;
  • Enter and perform quality assurance checks of data collected;
  • Assist with preparation of samples for analyses;
  • Review literature for assessment and information gathering.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.

See the USAJOBS application for details on qualifications and eligibility.