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    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.

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

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

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


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    The incumbent will design, build, and test a high speed imaging system that will permit simultaneous viewing at multiple angles of wheat kernels falling in air and determine size, shape, color, and surface texture in real time. This information will be used to assess the soundness of cereal grains for inspection operations directed toward improving food quality and food safety. Custom digital and analog instrumentation, mechanical design, and image processing and statistical analysis will be used in the design through implementation stages.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - For meetings and conferences

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

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

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