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    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency.

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

    This position is temporary and has NTE date.  However, an extension of the appointment up to 4 years may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

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    The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the isolation, identification and development of natural products for potential pest management use. The primary benefit of such research is the discovery of bioactive products from natural sources, primarily microbial, with a high likelihood of possessing undiscovered modes of action and which are perceived as being environmentally friendly. New modes of action are needed to furnish the pesticide industry with new parent compounds for pesticides, to provide pest management programs a wide variety of biochemical routes to attack a given pest, and to provide effective compounds against pests that have developed resistance against existing pesticides.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To and from conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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