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Research Chemist

Peoria, Illinois
Salary Range of $82,830 - $128,043 per year
Closing date
Jun 21, 2023

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Research Chemist


Salary Range of $82,830 - $128,043 per year


Announcement Open: May 23, 2023 through June 21, 2023


The incumbent is a Research Chemist in the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Bio-Oils Research (BOR) Unit in Peoria, Illinois. The overall mission of BOR is to conduct basic and applied research on chemical, physical, and biochemical modification of new crop oils, gums, proteins, and other plant components to develop new industrial and value-added commercial products. The incumbent is responsible for conducting basic and applied research to develop new commercial technologies, processes, and biobased products for various markets including lubricant additives; lubricant base oils; and chemical additives. Incumbent will develop a stakeholder base to advocate for enhancing ARS research programs and to enable commercialization of new biobased 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-D23MWA-11958155-HCL. Applications must be received by the closing date of June 21, 2023.


Contacts:    Application procedure: Heather Lee at or 301-504-1410

Scientific information: Dr. Steven Cermak at or 309-681-6233



USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider


The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) is the largest of four U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal utilization centers and a world-class bioscience research facility. It is also designated as the lead facility for transferring USDA technology into use in the market place. NCAUR was established in 1940 in Peoria, IL, and has been immensely successful in carrying out its mission of conducting basic and applied research designed to generate new products, processes, and markets for US agricultural commodities.

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