The USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory is glad to advertise a Research Entomologist position in Honey Bee Health, as below. Full information for the position, and application instructions, can be found at usajobs.gov (search for ARS-D19-MEA-0016). For additional questions please contact Dr. Jay Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org), other members of the BRL (https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md-barc/beltsville-agricultural-research-center/bee-research-laboratory/), or USDA Human Resources as described at usajobs.gov.
Position Title/Series/Grade: Research Entomologist GS-0414-12/13
Position Number: 1B9469
Location of Position: Beltsville, MD
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 /year
Request Number: 18-8042-1189
Announcement Number: ARS-D19-MEA-0016
Eligibility: US Citizens
1. Develop and test management tools and products that improve honey bee queen and colony fates.
2. Establish and maintain collaborations with other scientists to study the effects of stress and disease for honey bee colony members, with an eye to the development of management tools and practices that improve colony health.
3. Collect, analyze, and summarize technical information aimed at resolving interacting stress factors that impact queen and colony health.
4. Prepare written work products based on research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and trade journals.
5. Work with regulators and industry to test, regulate, and promote effective treatments for honey bee stress and disease.
GS-0414: A degree inentomology; or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology.
Evaluation of Education: Applicants with major fields of study in biology, zoology, or invertebrate zoology may fully meet the basic educational requirements if their academic preparation included substantive instruction (including appropriate laboratory and field work) in basic general entomology, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, general and organic chemistry, general physics, and mathematics or statistics that provided some training in the analysis of variables.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet Specialized Experience requirements as stated below.
GS-12: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or possess an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience. Graduate education must be directly related to entomology as stated above must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the positon being filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level are defined as:
GS-13: Applicants must possess one year of specialized equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-13 level are defined as:
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