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Two positions open at USDA ARS working with pollinators

Two different USDA-ARS positions are included below, one for an “assistant-professor” level position on nutrition and the other a postdoc position in bioinformatics.

Research Entomologist

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Agricultural Research Service

Open & closing dates: 06/04/2018 to 06/08/2018

Salary: $73,884 to $96,049 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location: Tucson, AZ


Major Duties: As a Research Entomologist the incumbent will perform the following:

This announcement will open 06/04/2018 and close on 06/08/2018 OR on the day we received the 50th application. If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Amanda Wilkerson, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-504-7266 or amanda.wilkerson@ars.usda.gov.

To apply for this position please click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499618100

The second position is a postdoc position at the USDA Baton Rouge lab. Please forward and spread the word to anyone who may be appropriate.

See link for full job posting and information:


Biologist (Computational Bioinformatics)


The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds 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.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who meet certain eligibility requirements 

Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/EmployForeignNationals/index.htm




The incumbent will be assigned to the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge, LA.  The incumbent will conduct bioinformatics analyses related to whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics and molecular marker development and verification in honey bees.  The overarching goal of this work is to increase our understanding of the variation across different stocks of honey bees to better inform decisions for marker development as a selection tool for breeding programs.  As such, the incumbent will be able to address broader questions and explore new hypotheses including identifying stock-related genomic signatures, examining differential selection pressure across stocks, and determining genetic under pinnings of traits of interest.

Applications may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the appropriate address and/or facsimile number listed below:

Attn: Michael Simone-Finstrom, Ph.D.
1157 Ben Hur Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70820

E-mail:  Michael.simonefinstrom@ars.usda.gov

Phone:  225-767-9293;  Fax: 225-766-9212


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