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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 scientists research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

    This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 2 years. The position may be extended up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

    U.S. citizens, permanent residents who meet certain eligibility requirements and non-citizens 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 interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

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    The incumbent will be assigned to study genetics of virus resistance in switchgrass cultivars. Responsible for dissecting the mechanisms of switchgrass cultivars resistance to Panicum mosaic virus, Satellite panicum mosaic virus and Switchgrass mosaic virus using a variety of genetics, genomics, reverse genetics and biochemical approaches. Conduct research in cooperation with members of an interdisciplinary research team of plant molecular biologists, a geneticist, an agronomist, and a plant virologist.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel will be required to attend professional conferences and meetings.

    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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