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    Summary

    This position is located with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas.

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    Responsibilities

    • Plans and conducts a broad multidisciplinary program focused on the physiological mechanisms and molecular regulation of phytonutrient and phytochemical metabolism in plants.
    • Works to establish the relationship of these processes to the potential for enhancing the nutritional quality of plant foods and optimizing agricultural production system
    • Applies knowledge in the development of methods to produce intrinsically labeled, nonradioactive tracer enriched foods, which are used in human/animal studies to define dietary needs.
    • Collaborates with human nutritionists to study the absorption of nutrients and health-promoting phytochemicals from plant foods.
    • Provides leadership and expertise in plant nutrition, to identify and develop nutritionally enhanced cultivars of important food crops.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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