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    Summary

    This position is located at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Unit, located in Peoria, IL

    The primary purpose is to serve as curator in the ARS Culture Collection providing technical direction and guidance on the acquisition, maintenance, characterization, and distribution of microbial cultures, and conducts research on microbiological diversity to support the ARS mission.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides technical direction and guidance on the acquisition, maintenance, and characterization of microbial cultures.
    • Plans, and organizes, and carries out effective and efficient conservation of microbial resources with responsibility for making observations, evaluations, and interpretation of data of diverse microbial characteristics.
    • Reports research on the genetic and phenotypic diversity, systematics, and taxonomy of microbial populations or species.
    • Conducts research on microbial diversity to support the mission and objectives of the ARS Culture Collection
    • Provides technical and administrative supervision to laboratory and other personnel as may be assigned.
    • Oversee the ARS Culture Collection?s database management to enhance inventory control, enable researchers to identify desired strains, and facilitate fulfillment of customer requests for germplasm.
    • Provides technical and administrative supervision to laboratory personnel as may be assigned.
    • Is responsible for making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave, and evaluating performance.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0403 Microbiology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551956600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.