Research Plant Physiologist/Ecologist

Employer
USDA-ARS
Location
Beltsville, Maryland
Salary
$81,548-$126,062/ per year + benefits.
Posted
September 13 2018
Ref
W-015834
Organization Type
Govt.

Research Plant Physiologist/Ecologist

USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland

Position Type:  Full time, Permanent.

Salary: $81,548-$126,062/ per year + benefits.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to conduct research directed to increasing our understanding of mechanisms and diversity of plant responses to climate change factors; specifically, elevated carbon dioxide and/or high temperature and water stress at the biochemical, physiological and system levels; and to utilize this information to develop, test and modify models of crop and weed responses to climatic variability. The scientist will be a member of the Adaptive Crop Systems Laboratory (ACSL) at the USDA-ARS location in Beltsville, Maryland.  ACSL scientists have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding climate change and rising levels of carbon dioxide in agriculture.  This offers the incumbent unique opportunities to build upon these research areas and to collaborate with other ARS, university and private sector scientists as well.  The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen, hold a PhD in Botany or Plant Physiology, with 9 semester hours in ecology and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences. Experience is desired in defining research problems, developing and executing research plans and evaluation of results related to plant responses to climate change variables; the ability to use methodologies in developing testing and applying mathematical models of plant process and to simulate climate projections using field and enclosed facilities; and experience in publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals in plant physiology, ecology or physiological ecology. 

This announcement will open September 17, 2018 and will close on September 28, 2018 U.S. Citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you have any questions regarding the additional duties of this position please contact Dr. V. R. Reddy at vr.reddy@ars.usda.gov, (301)-504-5872 or Dr. David Fleisher at David.fleisher@ars.usda.gov, 301-504-7339. If you have any questions regarding the application process for this position please contact Elsa Ayala, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-504-1369 or elsa.ayala@ars.usda.gov.  To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D18E-0122.  Please note that the announcement number will not be accessible until September 17, 2018.  

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