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    Summary

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

    **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR JULY 18, 2019.

    Execpted Service, time limited, appointment with an duration of 13 months and may be extended not to exceed a total of four years.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will conduct research on diagnostics, identification, characterization and control of new and emerging viruses infecting alfalfa (Medicago Sativa L). Project involves screening of alfalfa cultivars using molecular and serological diagnostics methods for plant viruses, virus discovery and characterization by deep sequencing and field surveys to prevent any potential losses to alfalfa industry.  

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Experiments or trainings

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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