The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Crop Improvements and Genetics Research Unit (CIGRU) in Albany, California, is seeking a permanent, full-time, Research Leader. The CIGRU conducts research that integrates genetics, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics and molecular approaches to enhance agronomic performance and end uses of crop plants. Current research in the Unit includes: improving wheat quality under variable environmental conditions through understanding the genetic networks that influence its end-use properties; facilitating access to the heterogeneous knowledge base that exists for wheat and its close relatives; developing technology that enables the precise genetic improvement of plants; and engineering durable sources of resistance to important pathogens. This position is interdisciplinary and can be filled in one of the following job series: Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist GS-0401-14/15, Supervisory Research Biologist (Computational) GS-0401-14/15, Supervisory Research Plant Physiologist GS-0435-14/15, Supervisory Research Geneticist GS-0440-14/15. Final grade level will be determined by a peer review panel.
Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537572500 and search ARS-D19PWA-10520661 for details and directions on how to apply. This vacancy is open for application on July 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date (July 31, 2019).
U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position.
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
About 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.
ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:
1. ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products
2. assess the nutritional needs of Americans
3. sustain a competitive agricultural economy
4. enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and
5. provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.