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    Summary

    This position is located at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Science (ARS), Foreign Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (FABADRU), National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan, KS.

    The incumbent leads a multidisciplinary team of FABADRU scientists studying all phases of complex arthropod-borne disease cycles.

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    Responsibilities

    • Perform leading research in solving current and emerging problems on arthropod-transmitted pathogens of livestock, and to provide new knowledge, methods and technologies to reduce the economic impact of arthropod-borne animal diseases.
    • Collect, analyze, and summarize technical information to develop new knowledge on the pathogen-vector-host interrelationships of arboviruses such as Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) and Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVF).
    • Develop collaborations and communicate technical information pertaining to research on foreign, high-consequence arthropod-transmitted pathogens of livestock animals and their arthropod vectors with a variety of individuals,
    • Prepare written work products based on important arthropod pests and vectors, competence of animal disease vectors, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis and control of animal arboviruses research.
    • Manage a research program, including personnel, equipment and fiscal resources following agency?s mission and scientific procedures, requirements and protocols.
    • Supervise employees, to include setting performance standards, monitoring performance and guiding subordinates

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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