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Research Entomologist

Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, MS, United States
Employer Description
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.
Job Description
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southern Insect Management Research Unit (SIMRU) in Stoneville, Mississippi. The incumbent is responsible for conducting research in evaluating the impacts of insecticides on both pest and beneficial insects in southern row crops. Areas of research interest and emphasis will be placed on insecticide toxicology along with resistance monitoring and management.
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. Entomology Series, 0414 Basic Requirements Degree: entomology; or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major that included course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Evaluation of Education: Applicants with major fields of study in biology, zoology, or invertebrate zoology may fully meet the basic educational requirements if their academic preparation included substantive instruction (including appropriate laboratory and field work) in basic general entomology, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, general and organic chemistry, general physics, and mathematics or statistics that provided some training in the analysis of variables. 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 or 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: Performing research in toxicology, insect biology, insecticide chemistry, insect physiology, or pest management; presenting research results at scientific meetings; conducting research to develop products, processes, or applications for methods to suppress pest populations or identifying new targets that can be exploited for development of insecticides with alternative modes of action; and publishing independent research results in peer-reviewed journals dealing with insect toxicology, physiology, ecology, or pest management.

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: Performing research in toxicology, insect biology, insecticide chemistry, insect physiology, or pest management; presenting research results at scientific meetings; conducting research to develop products, processes, or applications for methods to suppress pest populations; identifying mechanisms of insecticide resistance for insect populations with variable susceptibilities and develop alternative control approaches; and publishing independent research results in peer-reviewed journals dealing with insect toxicology, physiology, ecology, or pest management. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/588234000

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
14 February 2021
CLOSES
04 February 2021
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
76721 – 118603
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Entomology