Job Overview


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

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds 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.  This position is in the Plains Area, Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research Unit located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

This is an Excepted Service, time limited appointment with an initial duration of 2 years.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who meet certain eligibility requirements

Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at:



The incumbent will perform research projects aimed at discovery of wheat genes for biotic and abiotic stress resistance.  The assignment is to use genomic approaches to identify genes for Russian wheat aphid, greenbug and bird cherry-oat aphid resistance in wheat germplasm.  Major duties include collecting phenotypic data in greenhouses, developing molecular markers, analyzing data and publishing research results.  The incumbent will also participate in the development of wheat germplasm and mapping populations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • To and from professional meetings

Relocation Authorized

  • No