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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. 

    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 when the ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES**

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will conduct soil microbiome and arsenic studies to understand the underlying mechanisms controlling rice inorganic As uptake in response to irrigation management and root soil microbial interactions.  The assignment is to use physiological, molecular, biochemical, and bioinformatics approaches to understand:  1) how changes in plant phenological and physiological traits control grain As accumulation in response to different irrigation practices; 2) how soil physicochemical properties impact soil microbial populations 3) how the diversity of the microbial community changes, especially As-utilizing bacteria, in response to genotype x environment x management interactions, and 4) how As is distributed throughout the plant using x-ray fluorescence microtomography.

    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.

    **This is a Temporary Post Doctoral Appointment Not-to-Exceed 2 Years**


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