USDA-ARS Research Toxicologist

Fresno, California
GS-12/13 ($73,375.00 to $113,428.00 annually plus benefits)
May 31, 2018
Jun 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Commodity Protection and Quality Research Unit in Parlier, California seeks a Research Entomologist, GS-12/13 ($73,375.00 to $113,428.00 annually plus benefits). The overall research mission is to develop effective integrated pest management systems for postharvest pest control.  The research involves providing expertise in invertebrate physiology and/or toxicology to deal with the problems arising from current management strategies and emerging issues of concern to Western U.S. agriculture and/or key export markets. The major duties are (1) conducts research in the area of postharvest control of horticultural insect pests, particularly those pests of phytosanitary and quarantine importance, with a goal of utilizing knowledge about invertebrate physiology and toxicology to enhance the effectiveness of existing postharvest treatments, (2) establishes and maintains collaborations with other scientists and coordinates both short- and long-term, basic and applied research projects to develop novel approaches for control of horticultural insect pests of postharvest importance, (3) develops safe and environmentally sustainable techniques for postharvest control of horticultural insect pests, and (4) transfers knowledge and technology through scholarly publications, patents, and presentations to scientific and industry groups. Go to and search ARS-D18W-0094 for details and directions on how to apply. This vacancy is open for application on June13, 2018, and is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date (June 22, 2018), or the day we receive the 50th application, whichever occurs first. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position.   USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider