The USDA, ARS, Midwest Area is seeking a Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist (Plants) to serve as Research Leader of the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit in Wooster, Ohio. The incumbent will be responsible for directing a broad research program that addresses national research needs for emerging insect-transmitted pathogens of maize, soybean, and other cereals, and improving end-use quality, value, and marketability of soft winter wheat. The incumbent leads, directs, and conducts personal and team research in either insect-transmitted diseases of cereals or milling and baking quality potential of soft winter wheat.
Contacts: Application procedure: Heather Lee Heather.Lee@ars.usda.gov 301-504-1410
Scientific information: Dr. JL Willett JL.Willett@ars.usda.gov 309-681-6602
To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D19MWA-10491470-HCL. Please note that the announcement number will not be accessible until 5/6/2019.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider
U.S. Citizenship is required. This announcement will open 5/6/2019 and will close on 6/6/2019.
Additional Salary Information: This is a GS-14/15 position
Internal Number: ARS-D19MWA-10491470-HCL
About USDA Agricultural Research Service
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. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:
690 research projects within 15 National Programs
2,000 scientists and post docs
6,000 other employees
90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories
$1.2 billion fiscal year budget
Mission Statement: ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:
Ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products;
Assess the nutritional needs of Americans;
Sustain a competitive agricultural economy;
Enhance the natural resource base and the environment;
Provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole; and
Provide the infrastructure necessary to create and maintain a diversified workplace.
Vision: The ARS vision is to lead America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.
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