Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist / Research Geneticist / Research Chemist Position
(GS-14/15, salary range $108,885 to $166,502): The USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit located at the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, ND is seeking a full-time, permanent Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist, Research Geneticist, or Research Chemist to serve in a leadership role as a Research Leader for the Unit, responsible for all fiscal, personnel, facilities, and programmatic aspects of the Unit. The primary mission of the Unit is to improve quality and disease resistance of small grains (barley, spring wheat, durum wheat, and oats) through research on genetics, genomics, pathology, and end-use quality. The incumbent would establish a personal research program on pathogens, germplasm development, or grain quality of barley, wheat, and/or oats. Specific lines of research may include: characterize variability, genetics, biology and other properties of pathogens to facilitate the development of new management or breeding strategies; genetically improve germplasm for disease resistance or grain quality through the application of molecular genetics and genomics; or contribute to an understanding of factors that influence end-use quality and functionality in barley, spring wheat, durum wheat, or oats. The Unit has excellent research facilities on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus and is comprised of about fifty personnel (including twelve scientists). Opportunity exists to mentor graduate students through an affiliate appointment with NDSU. U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. The announcement will be open from January 29 – March 2, 2021.
To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USA Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D21Y-11012990-CMH. For specific questions regarding this vacancy, contact Michael A. Grusak, Director, Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center at 701-239-1371 or firstname.lastname@example.org. USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.