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Research Chemist

Peoria, Illinois
$82,830 - $128,043 per year
Closing date
Dec 19, 2023

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United States Department of Agriculture
Research, Education, and Economics
Agricultural Research Service

Research Chemist
Salary Range: $82,830 - $128,043 per year

Announcement Open: November 20, 2023 through December 19, 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-D24MWA-12207738-LSR. The announcement will be available on November 20, 2023. Applications
must be received by the closing date of December 19, 2023.

Contacts: Application procedure: Lakeisha Raybon at or 334-344-0228
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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