Biological Scientist

Beltsville, Maryland
Salary commensurate with experience.
February 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

National Program Leader

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Office of National Programs, Nutrition, Food Safety, and Quality in Beltsville, MD (Washington D.C. area), is seeking a National Program Leader. Biological Scientist for Human Nutrition with a strong background in the scientific areas of human nutrition sciences, particularly those of clinical nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism, physiology, and molecular biology.  The candidate will serve as a team member that provides national program leadership and coordination of research programs related to human nutrition and the food supply.

The candidate will provide innovative scientific and technical leadership for research performed by ARS at multiple locations around the U.S.  The incumbent provides recommendations for the content, scope, and priorities of national ARS programs in human nutrition research and coordinates the programs to focus on problems of national importance, and where appropriate, collaborates and coordinate with priorities of other national programs. For program information contact Dr. Pamela Starke-Reed on 240-460-3677 or email ARS Human Nutrition Program information may also be obtained from: .

A Ph.D. is highly desirable.  This is a permanent, full-time, federal government position at the GS-15 level located in Beltsville, MD.  Salary is commensurate with experience; ($144,128 - $172,500 per year plus benefits).

Candidates must be U.S. Citizens.  Application must address specific education and experience requirements.  To request a copy of the vacancy announcement and application procedures call (301)504-1350 or go to for #ARS-S21Y-11030887-LF.  Applications must be postmarked by 03/15/2021.  USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer.