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Research Weed Scientist

Description of Duties

Development of integrated weed management systems that incorporate emerging digital agricultural technologies, weed-related ecoinformatics, and weed biological data. Improvement of the understanding of weed-crop-soil-landscape-climate interactions that advance the prediction of weed behavior and responses to crop and soil management under current and projected changes in climate. Development of decision support systems that decrease reliance on herbicides and enable alternative weed management options. Collaboration in model development to predict the risk of herbicide resistance development in weeds based on herbicide usage, cropping system practice and genetic predisposition. Collaboration with extension, industry, and stakeholders to introduce new and innovative practices for integrated weed management. Modification of techniques associated with agronomic and cropping systems research, digital agriculture, and ecoinformatics, directed toward the design of novel approaches.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.Basic Requirements for General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series 0401Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.ORCombination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.See the job listing at usajobs.gov for more details concerning qualifications.

Type of position

Category 1


$86,962 – $158,860 per year


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Clark Hall, Pullman, WA 99164,

Closing Date


Date Position Available

The Research Weed Scientist position is in the USDA-ARS Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystem Research Unit at Pullman, Washington. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the position supports the Unit’s mission of developing sustainable, resilient, crop and soil management systems for agricultural lands in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Research contributes to the Pacific Northwest Herbicide Resistance Initiative (HRI) in collaboration with ARS National Program 212 Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions as well as the ARS Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network.