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Research Protein Chemist

Peoria, Illinois
Up to $128,041
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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United States Department of Agriculture
Research, Education, and Economics
Agricultural Research Service
Research Chemist
Salary Range of $82,830 - $128,043 per year
Announcement Open: August 7, 2023 through September 5, 2023
The incumbent is a Research Chemist in the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research,
Functional Foods Research (FFR) Unit in Peoria, Illinois. The Research Unit conducts basic and applied
research on the modification of agricultural materials, particularly cereals, pulses, and oilseed crops,
and their interactions in food matrices to enhance the value of agricultural products and develop new
uses and market opportunities. The incumbent is responsible for planning and conducting research to
develop methods for the isolation, modification, and their adaptation in food products and packaging of
plant proteins to (1) enhance their functionality and suitability for existing domestic and export
markets, (2) enable their use in totally new markets, and (3) generate new knowledge of these
materials under different physicochemical and biological environments. The incumbent is responsible
for identifying and developing novel technologies by conducting research to isolate and modify plant
proteins and other components from raw feedstock and/or from industry crop processing byproducts.
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-12075371-HCL. Applications must be received by the closing date of September 5, 2023.
Contacts: Application procedure: Heather Lee at or 301-504-1410
Scientific information: Dr. Sean Liu at or 309-681-6551

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