Research Virologist/Microbiologist/Physiologist (Immunology) – GS-0401/0403/0413-12/13/14
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Salary: $82,830.00 to $151,308.00
Internal Number: ARS-D23MWA-11878769-ELA
The USDA, ARS, PGRU in Columbia, Missouri is seeking a Research Virologist/Microbiologist/Physiologist (Immunology). The scientist will work in a multi-disciplinary team necessary to conduct research toward development of poultry and livestock with improved traits of interest to these industries by using gene editing techniques. The incumbent in this position will identify host variants associated with disease susceptibility or resistance; develop poultry and livestock genotypes that provide improved disease resistance traits to viral and/or bacterial pathogens; test improved alleles in vitro and in vivo where warranted; and model whole-animal phenotypes using in vitro methods.
The findings are disseminated in the form of reports, presentations, and publications in scientific journals. Publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to virology, immunology, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, and/or animal science will be required. The incumbent will collaborate with other Agricultural Research Service, academic, and private sector scientists to build a multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
U.S. Citizenship is required. For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D23MWA-11878769-ELA. Applications must be received by the closing date of April 14, 2023.
For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D23MWA-11878769-ELA. Applications must be received by the closing date of April 14, 2023.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Successful completion of a three year probationary period.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding scientific solutions to national and global agricultural challenges. ARS will deliver cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture.
Membership is open to individuals, organizations, or firms interested in research and application, instruction, or extension in animal science
or associated with the production, processing, marketing, or distribution of livestock and livestock products.