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Research Chemist

Peoria, Illinois
Salary Range of $79,363 to $122,683
Closing date
Feb 21, 2022
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The Bio-Oils Research (BOR) Unit in the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research is
seeking a Research Chemist. The overall mission of BOR is to conduct basic and applied
research on chemical, physical and biochemical modification of new crop oils and other plant
components to develop new industrial products.
Major Duties:
 Analyze fatty acid compositions of new plant oils, lipids, used cooking oils, and waste
 Measure relevant physical properties.
 Separate and pretreat oils from feedstocks for conversion to novel products.
 Synthesize biobased fuels, lubricants, lubricant additives, and cosmetics.
 Evaluate properties of biobased fluids, formulations, and other products.
U.S. Citizenship is required. For further information and complete application instructions, go
to the USAJobs Web site: and refer to announcement number
ARS-D22MWA-11353957-HCL. Applications must be received by the closing date of
February 22, 2022.

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