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USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Research Associate (GS-11)

Description of Duties

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit located at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a 2-year appointment. The participant will enter with a GS-11, Step 1 salary ($82,764.00) plus benefits. The primary research objective for the incumbent will be to develop and optimize a genetic transformation protocol for the invasive weed common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) using Agrobacterium and/or biolistic transformation approaches. Secondary objectives involve bioinformatics and targeted gene knockouts.
A recent Ph.D. (within the last 4 years) in molecular biology, plant science, or related discipline is required. This opportunity is available only to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. Knowledge of plant transformation protocols, bioinformatics, genetic transformation/selection, and general molecular biology techniques are desirable. For more information and/or interest, please email Dr. Matthew Tancos ([email protected]). USDA-ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Type of position

2-year postdoc appointment, full time


$82,764.00 (GS-11, Step 1)


Federal Government Employee Benefits (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-administration/fact-sheets/federal-employee-compensation-package/)


Frederick Maryland 21702,

Closing Date

Date Position Available

United States Dept. of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service