Careers at ECBC

The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological defense. ECBC has a unique role in technology development that cannot be duplicated by private industry or research universities. We foster research, development, testing, and application of technologies for protecting warfighters, first responders and the nation from chemical/biological warfare agents. ECBC is currently developing a new generation of technologies to counter everything from homemade explosives to biological aerosols to traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards. ECBC possesses an unrivaled chemical biological research and development infrastructure with scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists located at four different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD., Pine Bluff, AR., Rock Island, IL. and Dugway Proving Ground, UT.

ECBC offers exciting Science and Engineering career opportunities and are accepting applications from candidates working toward or having a Bachelors/Master’s or PhD degree in the following job fields:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Physical Science

Candidates must meet minimum qualifications as described in OPM’s Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions for the desired position. Qualification standards may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards.

This notice may be used to fill anticipated permanent, modified term, or term vacancies utilizing the Direct Hiring Authority. Modified term and term appointments may be non-competitively converted to a career appointment.

Submit Now!

Complete all sections of the ECBC Career Interest Form (Version 2.0). Email this completed form with your resume and transcript(s) as attachments in a single email to usarmy.ecbc.applications@mail.mil. You will not be applying to a specific vacancy. As vacancies occur, hiring officials will review resumes submitted.

These unique opportunities for professional development and advancement require U.S. citizenship and the ability of the applicant to qualify for a SECRET level security clearance.

To find current job openings and information on the federal application process, visit USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov.

ECBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels, employees and applicants for employment without regard to color, race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disabilities which do not relate to successful performance of the job or any other classification protected by law.

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