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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 AN ARS POST DOC APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YEARS***

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be assigned to the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge, LA.  The incumbent will conduct bioinformatics analyses related to whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics and molecular marker development and verification in honey bees.  The overarching goal of this work is to increase our understanding of the variation across different stocks of honey bees to better inform decisions for marker development as a selection tool for breeding programs.  As such, the incumbent will be able to address broader questions and explore new hypotheses including identifying stock-related genomic signatures, examining differential selection pressure across stocks, and determining genetic under pinnings of traits of interest.

    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501355400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.