The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Crop Improvement and Genetics Research Unit (CIG), at Albany, California, invites applications for a full-time, permanent Research Molecular Biologist position at GS-12/13 (starting $97,490.00 to $150,703.00 per year plus benefits). The position is responsible for developing and applying biotechnological tools such as genome editing to accelerate developing and incorporating traits into breeding lines to assist breeding efforts. The incumbent will also conduct research focused on development of genetic and genomics resources to facilitate the discovery, identification, and characterization of genes/sequences that control valuable agronomic traits (e.g., grain quality and yield, resilience to abiotic and abiotic stresses) in wheat. The chosen candidate will be free to develop research plans and establish collaborations with scientists from other USDA-ARS laboratories and university partners. As an ARS scientist, the candidate disseminates research findings in the form of oral and poster presentations at scientific and stakeholder meetings, as well as writing and publishing research results in scientific and trade journals.
U.S. Citizenship is required. For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number. ARS-D22PWA-11559797-mds. Applications must be received by the closing date of Saturday, October 15, 2022.
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:660 research projects within 15 National Programs; 2,000 scientists and postdocs; 6,000 other employees; 90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories; $1.5 billion fiscal year budget.