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The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and academic campus committed to the very highest standards of research and service to the community. We actively recruit and work with the best and brightest in the field. Join SERC and make a difference in our community and the world. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply for employment, internship, fellowship, visiting scientist, research associate, and volunteering opportunities.

For details about our current open positions, please click on the job titles below.

Research Technician (Biogeochemistry & Global Change Ecology) New
Salary: $42,870 to $53,105 per year
Appointment term: 1 year, with potential renewal
Anticipated start date: May 2023
Deadline: February 15, 2023

Scientific Illustration Internship
Compensation: $625/week, on-campus housing is provided
Duration: 11 weeks
Deadline: February 3, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate 
Salary: $64,000/year (estimated), plus benefits
Appointment Type: Term appointment for 1 year, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. This is not a Federal position.
Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. We anticipate a start date in early summer 2023.

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The SERC community recognizes the value of diversity in promoting innovative science and creative solutions, and we strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We recognize that each applicant will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to these positions. The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital/parental/caregiver status, and disability. To find out if you are required to be a student, recent graduate, or U.S. citizen for a position you are interested in, please refer to the job posting for that specific position.