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    Summary

    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.


    **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR March 31, 2022**

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    Responsibilities

    • Incumbent is responsible for the following:
    • Extracting and identifying compounds from oak plant tissue that mitigate HLB in citrus plant material via bioassay-guided chemical fractionation.
    • Using various physical and chemical extraction techniques including energized dispersive guided extraction and steam explosion and will be required to collaborate and coordinate with University of Florida and USHRL project team members.
    • Studies conducted to determine optimum conditions for the extraction and recovery of the oak plant tissue compounds of interest. HPLC-MS, GC-MS, NMR and other techniques will be utilized to characterize the compounds.
    • Transferring knowledge gained from laboratory extraction systems to bench and pilot-scale processes to support green house and field trials.
    • Reports research results at scientific meetings, and author manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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