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    Serves as Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit Research Leader (RL) for the USDA-ARS-PA, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS; Leads and coordinates with the Unit's Research Scientists; With the RL, the Area Office, the Center Director, and the Office of National Programs determine the research directions for goals and objectives within the approved project plans under ARS National Programs 103 (Animal Health) and 104 (Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology).

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    • Lead and manage a multidisciplinary Research Unit comprised of PhD scientists, including personnel, equipment and fiscal resources following agency's mission and scientific procedures, requirements and protocols.
    • Supervise employees, to include setting performance standards, monitoring performance and guiding subordinates.
    • Manage an established research program in one of the Unit's core disciplines that addresses the development of tools to predict and respond to new and emerging vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
    • Develop collaborations and communicate technical information on livestock arthropod vectors and/or arthropod-transmitted pathogens with government officials, scientific, academic, national/international organizations, and diverse community groups.
    • Prepare written work products based on research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and trade journals.
    • Research projects will require work with emerging, zoonotic pathogens. These projects will require work with Select Agents in Select Agent containment facilities requiring a security clearance, background investigation and drug testing.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel - To attend training, meetings and conferences

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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