Open positions with USDA-ARS

The USDA-ARS is seeking to fill three scientist positions, all of which are permanent, and one of which is a Research Leader position (US citizenship is required for all three):

1) Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist/Research Geneticist, Aberdeen, ID

Open & closing dates - 09/20/2021 to 10/19/2021

“This vacancy is for a Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist or Geneticist, Research Leader, and Location Coordinator for the Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit at Aberdeen, Idaho. Research objectives for the research unit are broad, encompassing breeding and pathology of small grains and potatoes, cereal chemistry and cereal chemistry genetics, small grains germplasm maintenance and evaluation, and rainbow trout genetics, nutrition, physiology, and feed technology.”

This position was previously occupied by Mike Bonman.

2) Research Molecular Biologist (Plants)/Plant Pathologist/Geneticist Plants, St. Paul, MN

Open & closing dates - 09/29/2021 to 10/28/2021

“The incumbent is a Research Molecular Biologist (Plants)/Plant Pathologist/Geneticist Plants at the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory (CDL), at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN and will be responsible for molecular genetics, genomic and/or evolutionary studies of cereal rust pathogens, with the long-term goal of developing new approaches for control of cereal rust diseases based on fundamental knowledge of rust genomes, host-parasite interactions, and/or rust fungal biology.”

3) Research Molecular Biologist/Plant Pathologist/Geneticist, St. Paul, MN

Open & closing dates - 09/29/2021 to 10/29/2021

“The incumbent serves as a Research Geneticist/Plant Pathologist/Molecular Biologist for the ARS Cereal Disease Research Unit located in St. Paul, MN. The incumbent leads investigations into fungal genetics, genomics, cellular and molecular biology and /or evolution of Fusarium species with the long-term goal of developing new approaches for disease control, such as selecting and identifying durable resistance based in the fundamental knowledge of the host-parasite interaction.”

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