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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as Supervisory Research Biologist (Research Leader) for the Food Systems Research Center in Burlington, VT, on the project "Increasing Small Farm Viability, Sustainable Production and Human Nutrition in the Local Food Systems of the New England States." Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research projects, incumbent leads and participates in collaborative research that bridges multiple disciplines, farm producers, and collaborating institutions.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conceive, implement and lead a strategic research program in food systems research to identify the effects of sustainable farm management practices and new technologies on the human nutritional value of small-farm products.
    • Develop overarching food systems mathematical models that integrate data from multiple aspects, including sustainable plant and dairy production, economic viability, market demand, and consumer choice.
    • Establish liaisons with industry and industry associations for the purposes of keeping research aligned with current industry problems and challenges, and transferring technology to sustainable small-farm production systems.
    • Supervise ARS scientists and support personnel that are members of the research group.
    • Interact with other federal agencies and academic research institutions, such as the University of Vermont in Burlington.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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