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    Summary

    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.

    Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/EmployForeignNationals/index.htm

    **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR May 12 2017.

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    Responsibilities

    The Horticultural Crops Research Unit is seeking a Research Associate (post doc) to develop new IPM for invasive insect pests on horticultural and nursery crops and will conduct research for 1) RNAi-based approach with identification of targets, RNA-seq, design, bioassay, screening, and evaluation of RNAi impacts, and/or 2) insect receptor-based approach with identification of GPCRs, functional expression, bioassay and screening.

    Incumbent will publish and present research results on peer-reviewed papers at meetings, and work with a research team that conducts basic and applied research including semiochemicals and molecular research on diverse pests.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to meetings and conferences

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.

    The initial appointment will be for 2 years with a possible extension up to 4 years.

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