Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist/ Geneticist Research Leader (Center Director)

Albany, California
The salary range is $132,822.00 to $172,500.00 per year
August 31 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Gene Expression Center (PGEC) in Albany, California invites applications for a permanent, full time Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist/ Geneticist who will serve as the Research Leader (Center Director) for the program. The successful candidate will have expertise in plant molecular biology and/or plant genetics, and will be responsible for developing a research program in predictive agriculture that combines aspects of genomics and genetics, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, and/or metagenomics with computational biology to generate new tools for breeding that improve performance of agricultural crops. Areas of research interest include enhancing plant productivity, adaptation to climate change, biotic and/or abiotic stress tolerance, signal transduction, plant metabolism, and plant-microbiome interactions. The PGEC is a world-renowned institute that conducts foundational and translational plant biology research to improve agriculture. The candidate will direct PGEC research as a whole, hire and mentor new scientists, and manage resources. PGEC research is conducted through a close collaborative partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, where PGEC scientists have the opportunity for Adjunct Faculty status in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. The salary range is $132,822.00 to $172,500.00 per year. A comprehensive Federal benefits package is available. For more details and to apply, please visit, Announcement Number ARS-D21Y-11193664-AF. Open period is from Friday, September 3, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Lewis at For information about the PGEC visit

U.S. Citizenship is required.

The USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.


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