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Pollination and Weed Ecology Postdoc with USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Sidney, MT

Type of position Postdoctoral Ecologist, Entomologist, or Botanist
Employer USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Location Sidney, MT
Description of Location The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Emphasis is on biological and cultural management strategies that enhance profitability and environmental quality. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, pathology and agronomy.
Salary GS-11 level (starting at $61,218/yr)
Benefits Federal benefits
Closing date of competition Oct. 15, 2018
Date position available when suitable candidate is found
Description of duties

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Associate (Postdoc) Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in habitat management approaches that promote pollinator resources while limiting weed invasion and spread. Major duties include: 1) Plans and conducts pollinator and weed research, individually and as part of a team, in the field and laboratory, 2) Provides expertise in habitat management or restoration approaches that promote pollinator resources while limiting weed invasion and spread, 3) Develops methods to restore and improve low agricultural-input plant communities to provide high quality pollinator habitat, 4) Prepares written work products based on research to be reviewed and published in professional articles. 

Qualifications sought

Must have completed a Ph.D in Ecology, Entomology, Botany, or related fields. Emphasis in habitat and agronomic management that fosters pollination services is a plus. The position is advertised at the GS-11 level (starting at $61,218/yr), is for one year, and can be extended to 4 years, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.

Application procedure  
Submit what Letter of application and CV
Submit to John Gaskin: John.Gaskin@ars.usda.gov
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