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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

    **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR December 31, 2018**

    **THIS IS A TEMPORARY POST DOC APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YRS**

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be assigned to the Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit (IBBRU), located at the USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), Gainesville, FL.  The incumbent will conduct molecular and genomic studies of the endosymbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia, from various insect orders to identify genes associated with disruption of host cell meiotic processes.  The research will focus primarily on the arthropod endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia and use molecular and genomic approaches to 1) establish transinfected insect cell lines; 2) develop a transposon based system for mutagenesis of Wolbachia genome; and 3) establish Wolbachia transinfected moth strains for development of sterile insect release.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

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

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