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Integrated Aquatic Plant Management Research Team Leader with USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS

Type of position Federal Government Position
Employer USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Location Vicksburg, MS
Salary Competitive and commensurate
Benefits Included
Closing date of competition As soon as a suitable candidate is found
Date position available TBD
Description of duties The Environmental Laboratory’s (EL) Aquatic Ecology and Invasive Species Branch (EEA) at the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg MS, USA, is seeking an experienced scientist to lead an integrated aquatic plant management research team. The team leader will evaluate and develop approaches for selectively controlling nuisance and invasive weeds in a variety of ecosystems, with emphasis on aquatic weeds in large reservoirs, river systems, and wetland habitats throughout the U.S.

As research team leader, s/he would be responsible for general program development, collaboration with other Corps of Engineer elements (e.g. Districts and Project Offices), other Federal research, regulatory, and national resource management agencies (such as USFWS, TVA, USBR, USDA-ARS, USEPA), state agencies, and the private sector.  S/he would also serve as a principal investigator on specific research projects of major importance to include laboratory, mesocosm and landscape scale work, direct and mentor junior scientists on the team – some of whom are located at remote facilities – and maintain the long-standing National leadership role of the Corps of Engineers in aquatic and wetland plant management research and development.

Qualifications sought The scientist must have a proven track record that demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills able to produce numerous journal articles and technical reports. A strong background in weed science, plant ecology, or plant pathology is recommended. The scientist must also possess superlative interpersonal skills to interact with ERDC management, funding sponsors, and scientists from other state and Federal agencies, international research entities, and non-governmental organizations.
Contact for additional information To obtain more information U.S. citizens should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Timothy E. Lewis (timothy.e.lewis@usace.army.mil), Chief, ERDC-EEA, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
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