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ORD - Student Trainee (Biology, Engineering, Physical Science, Chemistry)



This position is in the Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division, Ecosystem Management and Restoration Branch.

About:  Office of Research and Development (ORD)

This is an office-centered position*--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis.

*Work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized as described in the Benefits section.



At the GS-04 level, you will:

  • Perform routine laboratory testing or conduct routine aspects of field sampling or laboratory experiments.
  • Perform routine cleaning of glassware, utensils, equipment, field instruments, work areas, etc.
  • Assist in the performance of duties such as the collection of literature references and the organization of files.

At the GS-05 level, you will:

  • Assist with data collection (such as water, plants, sediments, animals, etc.) from field (e.g. marshes, streams, or estuary) or set up and harvest cultures for experiments.
  • Assist with laboratory sample processing and data collection.
  • Data entry 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.