Research Molecular Biologist/Research Physiologist/Animal Geneticist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 19, 2018
Closes
Nov 19, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel required to conduct research and to attend scientific meetings and conferences.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Successful completion of a three year probationary period
  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: Federal employees are subject to prohibitions against officially dealing with outside organizations in which they have a financial interest. If hired for this position, you may be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of the effective date of your appointment and annually thereafter.

    To be considered for a research scientist position, you must submit a one-page abstract of your MS thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation. Also, 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 meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

    Your education and experience will be evaluated against all qualification requirements (basic and any additional requirements) listed below.

    Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

    Basic Requirements:
    Degree:  Research Molecular Biologist: 
    Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience and courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Research Physiologist: 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 are in the animal physiology.

    Research Animal Geneticist: Genetics or one of the basic biological sciences that included at least 8 semester hours in genetics.

    Additional Requirements:
    Specialized Experience

    GS-12
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    Experience with genomics.
    - Experience with animal physiology.
    - Fundamental molecular biology experience (e.g. PCR).

    GS-13
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    Experience with  genomics.
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    Experience with animal physiology.
    - Fundamental molecular biology experience (e.g. PCR).
    - Experience with bioinformatics.

    Applicants must address the specialized experience requirements in their resume (or application documents). Applications that do not reflect the specialized experience requirements will not be deemed qualified.

    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.

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here:
    http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workfordce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, surplus or displaced Federal employee must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors, and be rated in the Quality Category as described in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.

    This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

    This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.

    Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized.  Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring offical at time of job offer.

    E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

    Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

    Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the
    Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans preference within each category. Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.


    To view the application form, visit: https://ars.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=C6F4DB56-DCB1-4F8F-B48A-A98100D7A6CF

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    Drug test required No


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