Introduction to the Federal Sector: Part I

Greg Buchold
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One of the biggest challenges for bioscientists interested in working in the government setting is being familiar with the distinct process of job application, the branches and institutes of government science, and the stew of acronyms thrown around by government employees.  For example, permanent government employees are known as “full-time employees” or FTEs, and those that perform essential work even when the government is shut down due to budgetary deadlock in ...