The USDA, ARS, Midwest Area is seeking a Supervisory Research Plant Physiologist to serve as Research Leader of the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit (GCPRU) located in Urbana, Illinois, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The vision of the Unit is to furnish genetic, genomic, and bioinformatic tools, information, and genetic resources to enhance American agricultural productivity and ensure a high quality, safe supply of food, fiber, feed, ornamentals, and industrial products. The incumbent leads, directs, and conducts personal and team research that addresses national research needs for increased productivity of crop plants, especially in the context of global climate and environmental uncertainty and improved weed management systems. Will also conduct research on the efficiency and productivity of photosynthesis in crop plants. Research positions have an open-ended promotion potential. Salary is commensurate with experience. U.S. Citizenship is required. Please view the complete text announcement and application instructions using the following link:
This vacancy announcement is open through December 21, 2018. For information on the research program contact Dr. JL Willett JL.Willett@ars.usda.gov or 309-681-6602.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS is one of four agencies in USDA's Research, Education and Economics mission area. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge and solving agricultural problems through its four national program areas: nutrition, food safety and quality; animal production and protection; natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems; and crop production and protection. ARS research focuses on solving problems affecting Americans every day. The ARS Headquarters is located in the Jamie L. Whitten Building on Independence Avenue in Washington DC and the Headquarters staff is located at the George Washington Carver Center (GWCC) in Beltsville, Maryland.