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ARS Weed Physiologist with USDA in Oxford, MS

Type of position Permanent, full-time
Employer USDA
Description of Employer The USDA ARS Natural Product Utilization Research Unit develops natural products for use in agriculture in order to produce more toxicologically and environmentally benign pest management tools and to improve the nutraceutical value of crops. A secondary mission is to do fundamental research to aid in the development of alternative crops for production of pharmaceuticals and botanical supplements.
Location Oxford, MS
Description of Location The Natural Products Utilization Research Unit is ideally situated on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS within the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR). The internationally renowned NCNPR was founded in 1995 to research, develop and commercialize potentially useful natural products. Based at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, NCNPR collaborates with academia, government and the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries to create natural products that can be used to improve human health and agriculture as crops, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and agrochemicals. Oxford, MS is consistently ranked as one of the top small towns within the US and ESPN recently named it as the best college town in the nation.
Salary $94,373 – $170,532 per year
Closing date of competition 10/24/2022
Date position available TBD
Description of duties

The successful applicant will conduct research to improve crop protection from pests through the use of natural products, either by discovering safer natural pesticides or by manipulating their production in plants by genetic engineering or other means. Additional details: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679180000

Qualifications sought

PhD in weed science with an emphasis on botany and/or plant physiology. Additional details: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679180000

Contact for additional information Steve Young ([email protected])
Application procedure  
Submit what See USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679180000
Submit to Ehila Melton

[email protected]

Agricultural Research Service
141 Experimental Station Road
Stoneville, MS 38776

Additional Information The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.