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Interdisciplinary Scientist (Research Physiologist/ Research Biologist/ Research Nutritionist)

Agricultural Research Service, College Station, TX, United States
Employer Description
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.
Job Description
This position is with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Children's Nutrition Research Center in College Station, Texas.
Job Requirements
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Basic Requirements:

0630 Nutritionist Series Applicants must meet one of the following requirements for all grade levels: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in the fields of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The educational program must have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (external link) (ACEND), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For dietitian positions, the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (external link) (formerly American Dietetic Association (external link) (ADA) prior to January 1, 2012) in effect at the time of graduation. Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists. Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Basic Requirements: 0413 Physiologist Series Degree: in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology. Evaluation of Education: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences. Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work. Basic Requirements:

0404 Biologist Series Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional Requirements

In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.

GS-12: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service and possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or possess an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience. Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level of this position are: conducting research in a laboratory and/or field environment; publishing results in appropriate journals for a public audience; working with internal and external stakeholders regarding one or more areas related to systems biology; nutrition; obesity prevention; metabolism and metabolic programming; factors regulating growth/development; and developmental origins of chronic diseases, specifically biomarker development with interest in research that leads to a better understanding of the diet-disease relationship and prevention thereof.

GS-13: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-13 level of this position are: conceiving and conducting in a laboratory and/or field environment; publishing results in appropriate journals for a public audience;Working with internal and external stakeholders regarding one or more areas related to systems biology; nutrition; obesity prevention; metabolism and metabolic programming; factors regulating growth/development; and developmental origins of chronic diseases, specifically biomarker development with interest in research that leads to a better understanding of the diet-disease relationship and prevention thereof; developing or improving equipment or systems for experiments.

GS-14: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-14 level of this position are: demonstrating leadership of a team of scientists; conceiving and conducting in a laboratory and/or field environment; demonstrating significant advancements and leadership in the field using a high degree of originality; serving on technical committees and sought for consultation. To further support your qualifications, it is strongly recommended that you submit a one-page abstract of your MS thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation. Failure to do so could result in loss of your consideration/referral. Also, please submit a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, recognition; any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitation); and publications. Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/578105700

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
01 October 2020
CLOSES
19 October 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
76721 – 140146
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Biology