|Requirements (Continued) A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. Qualifications BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Research Microbiologist, all grade levels. A. Degree in Microbiology; or in biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent. B. Combination of of education and experience that includes courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry or basic medical science that included courses as described, plus appropriate experience of additional education. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in "A" above. For |
GS-11: In addition to the basic education requirements described above, applicants must meet one of the following: Possess one year of specialized experience at or equal to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of experience at the GS-9 level may include: 1) participation in the planning and execution of research to understand composition, diversity, and function of soil, sediment, and animal microbiomes. Animals of particular interest include fish and freshwater mussels; 2) contributing microbiological knowledge to explore how microbes mediate nitrogen cycling in the environment and bodies of aquatic organisms; 3) performing established, standardized methods, tests and analyses on microbial communities from soil, water, or animal tissues; including producing and analyzing genomic and transcriptomic datasets and related bioinformatics; and 4) contributing to descriptive scientific reports on the results of research activities for publication and administrative use and attending scientific meetings to present and exchange information within the scientific community. For examples 1-4, assignments were made with the objectives, priorities, and deadlines defined. The work was planned and carried out independently in accordance with proven techniques, methods, and practices. Controversial use of approaches or modifications of standard procedures were typically discussed with a designated person before being carried out. **OR possess a master's or equivalent graduate level degree in a directly related field of study. **OR possess a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the first year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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