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.

The Grape Genetics Research Unit is looking for a Research Molecular Biologist or Research Geneticist (Plants) to provide research support.  The incumbent is to conduct research on the genomics and molecular genetics of grapevine resistance to powdery mildew.

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

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


The incumbent will apply modern genetic and genomic tools and cellular phenotypic analysis to functionally characterize candidate resistance genes for grapevine powdery mildew in stable transformants of grapevine and Arabidopsis. Methods will include molecular genetic and genomic analysis of gene integration and expression, genetic or pharmaceutical characterization of mechanisms, and quantitative microscopy following controlled inoculation with the pathogen. The incumbent will leverage existing genetic and genomic resources to make rapid progress.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • For meetings and conferences

Relocation Authorized

  • No