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Research Entomologist

Agricultural Research Service, Miami, FL, 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, Subtropical Horticultural Research Station in Miami, FL. The incumbent develops detection systems and pest suppression strategies for exotic pest insects that pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
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

Entomology Series (0414): 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 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 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: Experience conducting laboratory bioassays to identify potential attractants or repellents for use in Integrated Pest Management. Experience conducting field research on trapping and detection systems for invasive insect pests. Plan and conduct independent research and report results in peer-reviewed journals.

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: Experience conducting research on the basic biology, behavior, host preferences, or chemical ecology of new invasive pests. Experience in designing and conducting laboratory bioassays to identify potential attractants or repellents for use in Integrated Pest Management. Experience in designing and conducting field research on trapping and detection systems for invasive insect pests, ideally optimizing systems for tephritid fruit flies. Lead team research and report results in peer-reviewed journals. 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/595236900

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
06 May 2021
CLOSES
16 April 2021
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
82540 – 127597
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Entomology