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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as Research Leader in the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Crop Bioprotection Research Unit. The incumbent leads a broad research program that addresses national research needs for new biological control agents, processes and methods.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts and leads research to identify, develop and enable commercial production of bioactive metabiolites and microbial-based biological controls to support integrated pest management systems.
    • Expands fundamental knowledge of biological interactions between beneficial pathogens, target host pest and environment to enhance the production, formulation and application of beneficial microbial products for sustainable pest management.
    • Supervisory duties include:
    • Provides vision, establishes and maintains an advisory stakeholder base and develops research programs to address stakeholder priorities.
    • Exercises leadership and supervises personnel assigned to the unit.
    • Maximizes the creativity and productivity of the unit.
    • Hires personnel and manages the human, fiscal and physical resources assigned to the unit.
    • Serves as the Unit fundholder.
    • Provides technical information and conducts consultation both internal and external to Agricultural Research Service.
    • Ensures the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Local, national and international travel is required to attend workshops, scientific conferences and training.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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