Research Scientist: Ascomycete Systematics, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD
USDA-ARS is accepting applications for a research scientist to conduct systematic studies of agriculturally important ascomycetous plant pathogens.
The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the area of ascomycetous plant pathogenic fungal systematics, enabling effective identification of cryptic, emerging or invasive fungal plant pathogens, especially in dothideomycetous genera. Required experience includes: (1) Experience in the practice of mycology, morphological and molecular systematic methods and techniques related to fungi, plant pathology, and evolutionary theory; (2) Experience using taxonomy, nomenclature, and associated methods for ascomycetous plant pathogenic fungi in their different morphological states; (3) Experience using computer applications for phylogenetic and genomic data analyses to develop phylogenies and DNA markers for species-level identifications and for comparison of microscopic characters; (4) Experience planning and conducting studies, interpreting results, and documenting findings related to fungal systematics through peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
This is a permanent position at the GS12 level ($81,548 to $106,012 per year), and is located in the Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland (https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md-barc/beltsville-agricultural-research-center/mycology-and-nematology-genetic-diversity-and-biology-laboratory/).
Applications are being accepted from 11/09/2018 to 12/07/2018.
To view the job announcement, and to apply for the position, refer to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516512500