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    Summary

    This position is located within the Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory, in Beltsville, MD. Using a metabolomics-oriented approach, the incumbent plans, implements, and reports results on the nutritional and non-nutritional components of foods.

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    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with other members of MAFCL, BHNRC, and USDA?s Agricultural Research Service to ensure the studies are relevant to both human nutrition and agriculture.
    • Conduct independent as well as team-based research and will be expected to develop productive collaborations with scientists from universities, industry, and government and other stakeholders.
    • Effectively translate and communicate research results to the public.
    • Develop innovative measurement systems for the determination of food components that influence human health using mass spectrometry.
    • Integrate metabolomics, lipidomics, and chemical fingerprinting to study the nutritional content and variability of plant and animal foods.
    • Support research on the impact of genetics, environment, management of agronomic production practices, and post-harvest processing (GxExMxP) on the nutritional quality of food crops.
    • Interact with MAFCL and BHNRC scientists to support research on the impact of food composition and diet on human health.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occaisional travel may be required in this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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