Salary is dependent upon qualifying for a GS 12, 13, or 14 level, as defined on the job description web site.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 761569200
The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Research Entomologist who will be responsible for a multifaceted research program, for a multifaceted research program on critical pollination issues, such as sustainable use of non-Apis bees in pollination of alfalfa seed crops, and fruit and nut crops in traditional and controlled environment agriculture. Research will build upon best management practices for sustainable pollination of crops using multiple species of bees, develop mitigation practices for parasitoids and predators of bees, and identify impacts of factors such as pesticide exposure and climate change on managed non-Apis bees. The successful candidate will join the USDA-ARS-PWA Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics- Research Unit (PIRU) in Logan, Utah. The position is advertised at the GS-12 to GS-14 levels ($82K to $102K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-15 (up to $160K), and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov; Job Announcement Number: ARS-D24Y-12212723-MDK). Job Ad open from 11/20/2023 to 12/18/2023.
Degree: entomology; or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology OR a Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major that included course work as above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as listed on the job description at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/761569200
About USDA-PWA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit
The USDA-PWA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit is a federal research unit, located in Logan, UT and co-located with Utah State University. The mission of the Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research unit is the development of non-Apis bees and enhancement of the role of native species in the pollination of annual, perennial, greenhouse, and nursery crops while maintaining environmental quality. Such bees include, but are not limited to, mason bees, leafcutting bees, and bumble bees. Research emphases include the development and improvement of commercial management systems (including pest and disease control and diagnosis), biology and natural history that relates to bee management, pollination for crop production, conservation and ecology, and taxonomy and systematics. The primary goals are to quantify pollinator populations over time, to investigate factors impacting pollinators, to improve pollinator availability, and to understand better how bee population size and density affect crop pollination. Critical to this mission is determining how pathogens and parasites, pesticides, and floral resource diversity and availability affect all pollinators. Evaluati...ng and conserving wild bee diversity are equally important to preserve environmental quality and pollination services.