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Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist / Microbiologist / Chemical Engineer

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (USDA-REE-ARS-MWA-NCAUR)
Peoria, Illinois
Salary Range of $122,198 to $186,854
Closing date
Jun 28, 2024

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Field of specialization
Energy / Fuels
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Supervisory Research Molecular Biologist / Microbiologist / Chemical Engineer 
(Research Leader) 
GS-0401/0403 / 0893-14/15 
Salary Range of $122,198 to $186,854 

Announcement Open: May 30, 2024 to June 28, 2024

The incumbent serves as Research Leader for the Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Illinois, leading a broad research program to develop commercially applicable processes for conversion of agricultural commodities into biofuels, chemicals, and other co-products that add value to biorefinery process streams. 

As Research Leader, the incumbent: 

  • Provides vision and exercises leadership 
  • Establishes an advisory stakeholder base 
  • Maximizes the creativity and productivity of the unit 
  • Hires personnel, serves as the Unit fundholder, and otherwise manages the human, fiscal, and physical resources assigned to the unit 
  • Provides technical information and consultation both internal and external to ARS 
  • Ensures the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results for the unit 

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications will be accepted beginning May 30, 2024, and must be received by the closing date of June 28, 2024

To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: and refer to announcement number: ARS-D24MWA-12427361-HCL. Please note that the announcement number will not be accessible until May 30, 2024.

Questions or Concerns? Contact: 
Application procedure: Heather Lee at or 301-956-3808 
Scientific information: Dr. Todd Ward at or 309-681-6595 

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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