Research Physiologist (Immunology)/ Research Microbiology

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture

Orono, ME  |  #science #government

 


This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center, in Orono, ME.

The incumbent identifies projects in Atlantic salmon or other emerging cold water fish species of industry as priority research, organizes collaborative efforts, plans and executes the research, and publishes and presents results from the research to all interested groups.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:nBasic Requirements: Applicants must meet the basic requirements for at least one of the 2 series listed below in addition to the minimum qualifications.

Microbiology, 403nDegree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.

OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Graduate Education: Microbiology, or specific area of study such as bacteriology, virology, mycology, algology, protozoology, parasitology, immunology, serology, microbial genetics, or soil microbiology; or specific applied fields of microbiology such as clinical and public health microbiology, food technology, production processes, industrial fermentation, pollution, etc.

Graduate study in related fields such as experimental pathology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, biochemistry, animal or plant physiology, genetics, plant pathology, and insect disease control, may also be pertinent, provided it has direct application to microbiological work.

Physiology, 413:nDegree: in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology.

Evaluation of Education: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences.

Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses.

Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work.

Additional RequirementsnIn addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification 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 the work of the position and must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled.

The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level of this position are: Experience conducting independent research related to diseases or viruses; and publishing independent research results in peer-reviewed journals related to immunology or microbiology.

GS-13: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level 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 of this position are: Experience leading, coordinating and conducting research related to the cure of diseases or viruses; and primary authorship of peer-reviewed journals related to immunology or microbiology.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.nTo further support your qualifications, it is strongly recommended that you submit a one-page abstract of your MS thesis and/or Ph.D.

dissertation.

Failure to do so could result in loss of your consideration/referral.

Also, please submit a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, recognition; any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitation); and publications.

Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made.

Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


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