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Research Career Development Government. Gail P. Taylor Fall 2010. F 2010. References. Jump Start Your Career in Bioscience. Chandra B. Louise, Ph.D. Peer Productions, Durham NC, 1998 Opportunities in the Biological Sciences. Kathleen Belikoff . VGM Career Books, 2004 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Research Career DevelopmentGovernmentGail P. TaylorFall 2010F 2010

  • ReferencesJump Start Your Career in Bioscience. Chandra B. Louise, Ph.D. Peer Productions, Durham NC, 1998

    Opportunities in the Biological Sciences. Kathleen Belikoff. VGM Career Books, 2004

    http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2009_10_23/science.opms.r0900081

  • So..Youve gotten your Ph.D. Now What?

  • What Happens after Your Degree?PostdocAcadIndustryGovernmentGet a jobAcademiaGovernmentFederal/LocalResearch/Other pathsIndustryOther

  • Government Research

  • Trends in Government ScienceTends to fewer layoffs than industry/Job securityFewer demands of obtaining funding and grantsCompetitive benefits and salaryGood retirement benefitsLearning opportunitiesDiverse working environments

  • Variable levels of GovernmentLocalStateFederal

  • What Happens in Government Science?Different agencies do different things!ResearchGrant AdministrationMake or enforce LawsScience PolicyTechnology TransferProvide information/services, etc., to the public.

  • Federal Positions

  • Federal Facts (2007)The 1.6 million federal employees15 cabinet-level agencies20 large, independent agencies (>1,000 employees)Over 80 percent of government jobs are located outside of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, BaltimorePhiladelphiaAtlantaSan DiegoNew York City)

  • Best Places to Work in Govthttp://www.bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/

  • What are the Mechanisms of Employment?Student jobs:http://www.studentjobs.gov/

    Post-GraduationPostdoctoral (www.training.nih.gov)Permanent civilian employmentCivilian contract employmentEnlisted researchershttp://www.usajobs.gov

  • Job Grades - FederalThe following table shows the amount and level of education typically required for each grade for which education alone can be qualifying. At GS-13 and above, appropriate specialized experience is required for all positions.

    GRADE QUALIFYING EDUCATIONGS-1 None GS-2 High school graduation or equivalent GS-3 1 academic year above high school GS-4 2 academic years above high school or Associate's degreeGS-5 4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree, or Bachelor's degree GS-7 Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement for two-grade interval positions, or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements) GS-9 Master's (or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D. as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements), or 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education GS-11 Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, or For research positions only, completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent degreeGS-12 For research positions only, completion of all requirements for a doctoral or equivalent degree

  • Jobs Vary GreatlyAgencies will determine the jobsAvailabilityResponsibilitiesTitles

  • About the JobsCan assess a position or institution before applying for a federal job.The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ( www.opm.gov) information on federal benefits and salaries as well as the demographics of the federal work force. FedScope ( www.fedscope.opm.gov), statistics such as demographic breakdowns by state, department, and/or type of position.

  • Science and the Federal Governmenthttp://www.science.gov/

  • Department of Health and Human Services

    http://www.hhs.gov/

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)MedicareCenters for Disease Control (CDC)Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • National Institutes of Healthhttp://www.nih.gov/

  • Centers for Disease Controlhttp://www.cdc.gov/

  • Food and Drug Administrationhttp://www.fda.gov/

  • Department of Agriculturehttp://www.usda.gov

    Agricultural Research Service

  • Department of the Interiorhttp://www.doi.gov/

    Fish and Wildlife and Parks DivisionNational Parks ServiceEtc

  • Environmental Protection Agencyhttp://www.epa.gov/

    Many research offices!http://www.epa.gov/epahome/program2.htm#research

  • National Science Foundationhttp://www.nsf.org

    Independent federal agency Promote the progress of scienceGenerally funds basic research

  • NASAAll sorts of different fields!!

    http://www.nasa.gov

  • Department of Energyhttp://www.doe.gov

    Major Research Areas:http://www.doe.gov/majorresearchareas.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policyhttp://www.ostp.gov/

  • Department of Defensehttp://www.defenselink.mil/

  • US Department of Commercehttp://www.commerce.gov/

    Patents and Trademark OfficeNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationhttp://www.noaa.gov/

  • Federal Bureau of Investigationhttp://www.fbi.gov

    What they research:http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/org/labchart.htm

  • Job SecurityDifficult to fire ANY federal employee.. ;)Much better than most Industry

  • PayGenerally a little better than academic, worse than Industry

  • Finally.What is the NAS?

    http://www.nationalacademies.org/

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