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    This position is with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Temperate Tree Fruit & Vegetable Research Unit in Wapato, Washington.

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    • Plans, conducts, interprets and reports basic research on the genetics of insect pests of tree fruits;
    • Develops methods and approaches to improve molecular and biochemical techniques that lead to new control strategies for tree fruit pests;
    • Utilizes advanced molecular techniques to improve knowledge of pest biology, olfaction and reproduction;
    • Oversees the establishment and maintenance of insect colonies in the laboratory to use in the proposed studies;
    • Rears individual insects on selected hosts or media to investigate pests.
    • Maintains various cell lines for use in investigative studies focusing on genomic or proteomic research to explore specific roles of a gene(s) or protein(s) of interest;
    • Performs bioassays to explore the role and function of specific genes in insect survival;
    • Serves on peer review panels (i.e. professional journals, grant review, academic) to review scientific research and prepares scientific papers for presentation and/or publication in peer-reviewed research journals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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