The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Research Chemical Engineer/Chemist (Research Leader) for the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Illinois. The incumbent develops and maintains an internationally recognized research program and leads a diverse group of scientists and support staff in research to develop new bio-based materials and value-added products from traditional as well as new or specialty crops. As Research Leader, the incumbent provides vision; establishes and maintains an advisory stakeholder base representing the various research projects to advocate for enhancing the unit and to enable commercialization of products; exercises leadership and supervises personnel assigned to the unit; maximizes the creativity and productivity of the unit; hires personnel and manages the human, fiscal, and physical resources assigned to the unit; serves as the Unit fundholder; provides technical information and consultation both internal and external to ARS; and ensures the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results.
U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2022 and must be received by the closing date of January 12, 2023.
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-D23MWA-11676518-HCL.
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