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Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

This is an Excepted Service Temporary appointment not to exceed 2 years (may be extended up to four years without further competition).

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.



The incumbent will conduct metabolic research of the cancer-preventive selenium, including molecular biological studies of its roles in modulations of cell signaling related to the function of the gut microbiota particularly as related to tumorigenesis and insulin function. The primary responsibility of developing and using various biochemical and molecular biological techniques to conduct experiments with animal models, cultured cells and human volunteers as appropriate for testing specific hypotheses. The incument will plan and conduct experiments and will interpret results and prepare reports of research for oral and written presentation.