The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Northeast Area, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Scientist (Plant Physiologist/Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer) for the Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. Salary range of $94,199.00 – 183,500.00 per year plus benefits. This position affords the opportunity to interact with a highly experienced and diverse multi-disciplinary team to evaluate crop responses to climate change and develop adaptation strategies and decision support systems; investigate and quantify bio-physical interactions within the soil-plant-atmosphere system with respect agricultural systems issues including climate stress and resource availability; conceptualize, develop, and improve mechanistic crop and soil models; design and execute growth chamber and field experiments to acquire agronomic data and test hypotheses related to genetic (G), environment (E), and management (M) knowledge gaps; develop research plans and conduct experiments with the overall objectives of the Management Unit; Disseminate research findings in peer-reviewed journals and provide consultation, both internal and external to ARS.
To view and/or to apply to the announcement, please go to www.usajobs.gov or at the ARS Careers Website at www.ars.usda.gov/careers and search for announcement ARS-D23Y-11929025-EYM. Applications must be received by May 24, 2023. For more information contact Drs. V.R. Reddy (email@example.com) or David Fleisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
U.S. citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Doctoral degree in related field at time of application.
As the principal in-house scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has career opportunities for permanent and temporary employees. Being a scientific research agency, many of the careers available are in the life, physical, and engineering sciences. ARS employs research scientists, postdoctoral research associates, support scientists and research technicians, as well as positions in various professional, technical, administrative, secretarial and clerical, and trades and crafts occupational areas. Your work will matter • to everyday people from babies to seniors; to farmers and ranchers; to all kinds of businesses large and small; and to a future world with many more people to feed, less land suitable for growing crops and sustaining livestock, and an environment under increasing pressure from myriad sources.When we search for new people to join ARS, we look for individuals with intelligence, creativity, and energy intrigued by 21st century challenges and eager to solve them.