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    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS). The incumbent will serve as a Research Chemist at the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit (NPURU), located in Oxford, Mississippi. isolating, identifying and developing natural products for potential pest management use, for adding value to existing crops, and/or for identification of possible alternative crops.

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    • Identify sources of bio-active natural compounds through their lore and/or their literature, and perform bioassays guided isolation and identification of their bio-active components.
    • Identify natural compounds of use to agriculture, as potential pesticides, or as value added components of present or possible future crops.
    • Use and develop chemical, analytical and synthetic methods and procedures in the support of elucidation of biosynthesis, mode of action and fate of bio-active compounds.
    • Devise procedures for detection, quantitation, and efficient extraction of biologically active compounds.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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