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Student Trainee (Biological Science),Agricultural Research Service,01-17-2020,USA Gov

2020-01-17 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    01/17/2020 to 01/31/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 2

  • Salary

    $12.21 to $15.36 per hour

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



7 vacancies in the following location:

  • West Lafayette, IN
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program. U.S. citizens and nationals and permanent residents and foreign nationals who meet immigration law and appropriations law requirements concerning employment.

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  • Duties


    This position is located within United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, in West Lafayette, IN.

    This is a time-limited, excepted service position expected to last more than 1 year. The position's end date is based on when the intern obtains his/her degree (diploma, certificate, etc.), but cannot exceed 8 years in total, when the student intern remains eligible for the program.

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    • Prepares labels for specimens; maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.
    • Performs standardized routines in support of research projects.
    • Prepares routine media, and solutions, by weighing and measuring constituents according to established methods.
    • Uses common laboratory equipment and apparatus such as autoclaves, sterilizers, centrifuges and homogenizers.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0499 Biological Science Student Trainee

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556947500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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