Position Announcement

Greg.Dilworth%er at mailgw.er.doe.gov Greg.Dilworth%er at mailgw.er.doe.gov
Thu Jul 15 12:37:21 EST 1993


STAFF POSITION FOR PLANT SCIENTIST IN THE ENERGY BIOSCIENCES
PROGRAM AT DOE (US citizenship required)

This is to announce that it is expected that an addition to the
Energy Biosciences staff will be made in the coming months. 
Specifically, a person with considerable experience in plant
sciences is being sought to join the current staff.  Should you
have any suggestions to fill the position, please have the
individual contact us immediately.  The deadline for applying
will be designated as the 13th of August, 1993.  In order to
apply, an Application for Federal Employment--SF 171 must be
completed.  The overall job requirements are listed below.  The
experience should be more extensive than indicated in the
description below, including Ph.D. level training.  The program
is located in Germantown, Maryland(outside of Washington D.C.) 

The Energy Biosciences program is responsible for initiating and
supporting research and training activities in fundamental plant
and microbial sciences relating to energy matters.  The
individual will be involved with handling the peer review
processing of research applications, along with a multitude of
other actions.  The responsibilities include maintaining abundant
contacts with active researchers in order to keep abreast of new
developments and plan ahead about needs for research and
training.  The position allows the individual to attend
scientific meetings, as well as make visits to various active
research sites.  The position will be challenging in furthering
basic plant research activities and contributions to our society. 
Any recommendations of a promising individual to apply for the
position would be much appreciated.

The current Energy Biosciences staff consists of two technical
personnel, plus an office staff of one full-time person and one
part-time person.


                         Robert Rabson, Director
                         Division of Energy Biosciences
                         Office of Basic Energy Sciences, ER-17
                         Phone:  301-903-2873     
                         email:  rabson at mailgw.er.doe.gov


POSITION TITLE: Biologist, GS-435-15
ANNOUNCEMENT NO.: G-93-ER-14

        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Exercises critical overview of the research and development needs
in the plant sciences.  Participates in the basic discussions,
preparation, justification and support of the Energy Biosciences
budget documentation relating to plant sciences.  Initiates,
plans and organizes and/or participates in discussions of
research issues with governmental and non-governmental
individuals for the purpose of analyzing research needs,
developing plans for new initiatives designed to increase
research effectiveness or expedite biotechnological developments. 
Actively promotes and directs interactions with individuals in
various institutions:  academic, governmental and industrial. 
Serves as a Department of Energy representative in multiagency
collaborative programs such as the Department of Energy/National
Science Foundation/Department of Agriculture Joint Program on
Collaborative Research in Plant Biology.  Maintains a continuing
contact with latest scientific and technical advances.  Plans,
develops and prepares analytical documents as required by
Department of Energy top management, and higher echelons of
government, on topical issues relating to plant sciences and
biotechnology.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  Degree:  botany or plant physiology; or a
related discipline of science, which includes at least 10
semester hours in plant physiology.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Candidates must have one (1) year of
specialized experience which is in or directly related to the
line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped
the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of that position. 
To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least
equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of
progressing for the occupation in the organization.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Incumbent may be required to travel
approximately 2 days per month.

RANKING FACTORS:
1.  Knowledge of current plant biology and related research.
2.  Ability to plan, direct and evaluate new biological
     scientific projects.
3.  Ability to comprehend and exchange scientific ideas.
4.  Ability to analyze technical research.
5.  Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally.

SALARY RANGE:

  $66,609 to $86,589 per annum




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