There are many career opportunities in the various branches and agencies of the US government. Yet many young scientists are unaware of employment possibilities in the government and have no information regarding these career paths. The goal of this symposium is to elucidate these issues as they apply to several settings, including NIH, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), FDA and DoD (Department of Defense). The target audience is students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as early career and established investigators seeking information on job opportunities and career development processes in the government. Specific issues that will be addressed include: 1) possibilities for employment as a bench scientist in both civilian and military laboratories, 2) opportunities to utilize critical thinking and research skills in the administration/regulation of science and scientific products; 3) advantages and disadvantages of a government career; 4) successful strategies to navigate the hiring maze; and, 5) citizenship requirements and opportunities for non-US citizens.


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