Position: USDA Molecular Biologist GS12

Brian Scheffler brians at sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu
Wed Feb 10 11:30:02 EST 1999


http://www.ars.usda.gov/afm/hrd/resjobs/D9S-9159.HTM

Position Title: Molecular Biologist
Series/Grade: GS-0401-12
Salary: $47,891 - $62,260 per annum
Type of Appointment: Permanent Full Time
Location of Position: Oxford, Mississippi
Announcement Number: ARS-D9S-9159
Opening Date: February 1, 1999
Closing Date: March 1, 1999
Area of Consideration: This is a competitive vacancy open to all U.S.
citizens Nationwide.

APPLICATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED FROM USDA SURPLUS AND FEDERAL DISPLACED
EMPLOYEES IN THE COMMUTING
AREA.

DUTIES: Incumbent is responsible or planning, initiating, and conducting
physiological, genetic, biochemical investigations and manipulations
the biosynthetic pathways of naturally-occurring secondary products with
pesticidal properties. The objectives and associate approaches of
the incumbent's personal research are: (1) determination and identification
of genes and genes products involved in the biosynthesis of natural
products involved in plant protection against pests; (2) genes encoding
pivotal enzymes in natural product biosynthesis will be cloned and
manipulated with different promoters and other regulatory sequences to
generate plant cells or tissues with enhanced gene expression for
production of plant protection chemicals; and (3) transformation of plant
cells with rDNA encoding genes of interest and regeneration of plants
from transformed cell cultures.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must successful completion of a full 4-year
course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in
biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry,
or molecular biology. In addition, applicants must have 1 year of
specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or a Ph.D. or
equivalent doctoral degree as described above which demonstrated:

1.    Knowledge of plant biochemistry and plant molecular biology related
to synthesis of natural products.

2.    Knowledge of plant cell and tissue cultures and rDNA technology.

3.    Skill in the manipulation of the enzymes of plant biosynthetic
pathways by genetic engineering.

4.    Ability to independently design, plan, conduct research and publish
results in refereed journals.

CONTACT:

For a copy of this vacancy announcement and/or applications forms, call
301-504-1484.

For specific questions regarding this vacancy only, call:
Margaret Rushing
Administrative Officer
USDA, REE, ARS, MSA
598 McElroy Drive
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Phone: 601-232-2900
Submit applications to:

USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Human Resources Division
ATTN: Phil Lando
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

FAX applications to: 301-504-1535
E-MAIL applications to: scirecruit at ars.usda.gov

For employment information and current job opportunities:

INTERNET ADDRESS: www.ars.usda.gov
DIAL-A-VACANCY: 301-504-1482
DC RELAY SERVICE: 202-855-1234 (TDD)


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Dr. Brian Scheffler
USDA-ARS-NPURU
Natural Products Center
P.O. Box 8048
University, MS 38677
Phone: 601-232-1548
Fax: 601-232-1035

brians at olemiss.edu

www.olemiss.edu/depts/ncdnp/usda/products.htm




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