Research Geneticist with USDA-ARS Livestock

Announcement for exciting career opportunity for Research Geneticist (Insects) with the USDA-ARS Livestock Arthropod Pest Research Unit in Kerrville, TX is posted in USAJOBS with a closing date of 11/14/2018:

The incumbent is a Research Geneticist (Insects) in the Livestock Arthropod Pest Research Unit in Kerrville, TX. The Unit’s mission is to conduct basic and applied research providing support to the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s international New World Screwworm (NWS) eradication program in Panama. Research responsibilities require a stay of 2-3 years stationed in Pacora, Panama, on a rotational basis. This position will report to Panama when necessary paper work completed.

Major duties include:

  1. Perform foundational research and translate science-based knowledge to develop the next generation of insect genetic systems to enhance the sterile New World Screwworm (NWS) technique through biotechnology.
  2. Develop collaborations and communicate technical information pertaining to insect genetics research towards generating knowledge that can be applied to reassess the degree of evolution between populations in areas where the NWS remains endemic, and determine the source of incursions in areas where the NWS was eradicated.
  3. Collect, analyze, and summarize technical information pertaining to NWS genetics focusing on adaptation and response to the environment.
  4. Prepare written work products based on research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and technical abstracts.

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