Job Overview


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

Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected.  For this reason, you are encouraged to apply at all grade levels.  A peer review will be required for selections made at grades GS-13 and above and the selectee will be required to submit supplemental materials.  (Please note that the selectee for this position will be appointed at the GS-12 level)

Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual's demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. *Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.


The incumbent serves as a Research Chemist in the Biobased and Other Animal Coproducts Research Unit (BOACRU), Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) at Wyndmoor, PA. The incumbent has responsibility to conceive, propose, design, perform, interpret and report the research on promoting value-added and environmentally friendly processing of hides. Will conduct research to develop new methods to effectively clean and better preserve raw hides for their storage and shipment to tanneries. The incumbent will document the studies in peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication and identification of industrial applications and transferring of technologies to stakeholders.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • For Training and Meetings

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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