Civilian Employment Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers with an Advanced Degree(s)
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USAMRDC serves as Army's medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, acquisition and medical logistics management. Highly qualified scientists work in one of the six medical research laboratories that execute the science and technology program to investigate medical solutions for the battlefield with a focus on various areas of biomedical research, including military infectious diseases, combat casualty care, military operational medicine, medical chemical and biological defense and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The USAMRDC's expertise in these critical areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities the Army needs to fight and win on the battlefield. Become a member of the MRDC community whose mission is to ensure our armed forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield. The USAMRDC Headquarters is located at Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD, with laboratories located at Fort Detrick, MD; Silver Spring, MD; Fort Rucker, AL; Natick, MA; and Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.
The USAMRDC motto, "Protect, Project, Sustain," emphasizes the Command's priorities in support of the war fighter. Explore the other areas of this website to learn more about the various areas of research conducted by MRDC.
The USAMRDC periodically has openings in a wide range of scientific and engineering positions for US Citizens with advanced degrees (Master's or higher). Scientific disciplines in demand include Biologist, Microbiologist, and Chemist. Resumes will be accepted during special recruitment events, such as job fairs, or may be emailed to USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.Other.DHA@health.mil. If emailing your resume, be sure to include the location(s) you are interested in being considered for employment. All resumes and supporting documentation become the property of the Department of the Army and will not be returned once submitted. For a list of upcoming recruitment events, please check back here.
US Citizenship is required for employment with the Department of the Army. Candidates must meet the minimum qualification standards as described in OPM's operating manual, "Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions" and possess a Master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in a field of scientific or engineering study directly related to the position for which applying; and meet any selective placement factor identified for the position to be filled. Salary is set commensurate with selectee's background, experience and market conditions. The USAMRDC is under an approved Department of Defense Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project.
Read more about other civilian employment opportunities:
- Scientists and Engineers with a Bachelor's Degree
- Veterans with Scientific, Engineering, Mathematics and Technical (STEM-T) Backgrounds
USAMRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor.