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Research Molecular Biologist (Plants) (Research Associate)

Employer
Agricultural Research Service
Location
Urbana, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Genetics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Summary The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture. ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR AUGUST 5, 2022 U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship may apply. Responsibilities Combine molecular, genomic, and physiological measurements to characterize photosynthetic and growth traits in response to nitrogen availability. Design, perform, and analyze experiments that will enable the construction of gene regulatory networks. Identify regulatory factors that coordinate photosynthesis and nitrogen use and validate their role using mutant and/or transgenic plants. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This position requires a Ph.D. in biology, genetics, genomics, crop sciences, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience analyzing results and writing manuscripts is needed. Familiarity with plant physiology, in particular nitrogen metabolism and photosynthetic measurements, is desirable. Applicants must meet basic Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard's requirements of the scientific discipline necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The requirements for this position can be found in this link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/ Education This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education when applying for this position. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty. Application materials will not be returned. Additional Information Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.
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