Geneticist Job Announcement
nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed Oct 18 09:07:03 EST 2000
Position Title: Geneticist (Plants)
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Salary: GS-9: $34,575 - $44,945
GS-11: $41,834 - $54,385
Type of Appointment: TERM, temporary full-time not-to-exceed two
years (Appointment may be extended without further competition).
Location of Position: Woodward, OK
Rangeland and Pasture Research Laboratory
Announcement Number: ARS-X1S-1026
Opening Date: October 23, 2000
Closing Date: November, 20, 2000
Area of Consideration: All United States citizens
APPLICATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED FROM USDA SURPLUS AND FEDERAL
DISPLACED EMPLOYEES IN THE COMMUTING AREA.
DUTIES: Incumbent serves as a support scientist providing
professional support to a plant germplasm research program concerned
with developing improved forage cultivars. Incumbent works in both
laboratory and field environments. The incumbent performs a wide
range of duties designed to provide answers to research problems in
the areas of molecular genetics, cytology, botany, and plant
breeding. Plans and carries out individual experiments. Devises and
recommends alternative methods of analysis. Evaluates data by
performing appropriate calculations and analyses. Incumbent=B9s duties
may include manipulation of chromosomes in polyploid species,
chromosome counts, and preparation of plant cell samples. Searches
scientific literature and selects or modifies methods and procedures
most appropriate for the research goals. Maintains cytogenetic,
molecular genetic, and additional related equipment and
instrumentation in working condition, performing preventative
maintenance and repairs. Maintains laboratory notebooks and records
the methods, procedures, and results. Prepares results of
experimental findings from completed projects in the form suitable as
the basis for the first draft of written reports to scientific
journals. Organizes experimental findings in the form suitable for
oral presentation or posters for scientific meetings.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: Bachelor=B9s degree in genetics; or one of the basic
biological sciences that included at least 9 semester hours in
In addition to the Basic Requirement, applicants must have directly
related graduate education or specialized experience as outlined
GRADUATE EDUCATION in genetics, or a curriculum or pattern of
training that placed major emphasis on genetics. Graduate study in
related fields that involved cross-training in genetics is
qualifying, provided it placed sufficient emphasis on genetics.
GS-9: 2 years of progressively higher directly related graduate
education leading to a Master=B9s degree or completion of a Master=B9s or
equivalent degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the next lower grade level.
GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher directly related graduate
education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral
degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next
lower grade level.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which has provided the applicant with:
1. Knowledge of the principles and theories of cytogenetics as
related to botany and/or plant breeding.
2. Skill in operating and maintaining cytogenetic laboratory
equipment used for DNA analysis.
3. Knowledge of cytogenetic techniques (e.g., manipulation of
chromosomes in polyploid species).
Applicants qualifying based on education MUST attach a copy of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts or a list of university
courses with titles of courses, number of semester or quarter hours,
date completed, and grades. Transcripts are preferred. If this
information is not provided your education may not be appropriately
evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position.
All applications must be marked ARS=ADX1S-1026 and postmarked by
November 20, 2000.
EEO STATEMENT: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of
race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability,
political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means for communication of
program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice or TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office
of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence
Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202)720-5964 (voice or
TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation
for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the
agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on
a case-by-case basis.
=46or a copy of this vacancy announcement and/or applications forms,
call Kelli Hickman at 580/256-7449.
=46or a detailed vacancy announcement and application procedures,
please check the following internet address:
INTERNET ADDRESS: www.ars.usda.gov
Then look under Opportunities/Employment Opportunities/REE Job
Opportunities and look for announcement #ARS-X1S-1026
DC RELAY SERVICE: 202-855-1234 (TDD)
(If submitting applications via E-mail, be sure to mail college
transcripts separately and include the announcement number of the
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