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    Summary


    If selected, you will considered a technical expert in developing new or improved methods of an unprecedented nature and in providing analytical services to the agency and the grain industry. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out assignments; resolving almost all technical problems; and coordinating work with others.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Routinely performs biological analysis for the detection of genetically-engineered events in grains.
    • Uses initiative, resourcefulness, and past personal experience to deviate from established approaches and precedents to develop and validate methods and procedures to apply to program principles.
    • Reviews present methodologies and procedures and recommends identified changes.
    • Leads the development and validation of bioassays and related techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, electrophoresis, and enzyme-labeled immunoassay, digital systems.
    • Analyzes and recommends revisions or improvements of currently approved methods, techniques, procedures, types of equipment, etc.
    • Conducts laboratory training for the biotechnology staff and lower graded scientists, when needed.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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