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

     **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR JUNE 27, 2019**
    THIS IS AN APPOINTMENT NOT TO EXCEED 2 YEARS, WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSION UP TO 4 YEARS TOTAL.

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    Responsibilities

    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

    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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  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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