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Subject: Available position for epigenetic scientists at the
       US Meat Animal Research Center USDA, ARS, Clay
       Center Nebraska
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 09:14:56 -0500

Available Position at USMARC for a
Molecular Biologist

Applications must be received by 12:00 noon Eastern US Daylight Time, May 8,

Location: Livestock Bio-Systems Research Unit (LBRU) at the USDA, ARS, U.S.
Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), Clay Center, NE

Duties: Incumbent will work with a team of research physiologists to apply
epigenetics to improve reproductive performance and lifetime productivity of
cattle, sheep and swine. The Incumbent will identify and quantify the
epigenome of reproductive tissues, correlate epigenetic mechanisms to gene
expression and control of reproductive phenotypes or other animal
characteristics, identify maternal, environmental, nutritional and other
influences on epigenetic mechanisms, and develop methods to manipulate the
epigenome to improve reproductive longevity. The incumbent will apply
emerging technologies and next generation analytical tools to provide new
understanding of complex phenotypic relationships that influence lifetime
productivity such as gonadal biology, gamete biology, uterine biology,
fertility, pregnancy, fetal or developmental programming, reproductive
aging, or reproductive health. Successful completion of the research
objectives will provide foundational understanding of epigenetic mechanisms
that will be transformed into technological solutions.

Qualifications Required: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S.
National. Qualifying education requirements and specialized experience are
described in the application instructions. Specialized experience is related
to conducting molecular biology techniques to quantify gene expression or
epigenetic mechanisms, publishing research findings in scientific journals,
and presenting research findings at scientific meetings. The USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.

Pay Grades: GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 depending on qualifying education and
specialized experience.

Apply: online at ARS-D24Y-12371217-KB
You can also go online to and search for vacancy
number 785062600 or location Clay Center Nebraska. Applications must be
received by noon Eastern Time May 8, 2024.

Interested applicants: If questions, contact Clay Lents,,
P.O. Box 166, State Spur 18D, Clay Center, NE 68933-0166 (Ph: 402-762-4180).

About the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC):

There are over 40 scientists at USMARC working in 5 research units
(Genetics,& Breeding; Animal Health Genomics; Meat Safety & Quality;
Nutrition; and Livestock Bio-Systems (reproduction) to develop scientific
information and new technology to solve high priority problems for U.S.
livestock industries. Research approaches involve multidisciplinary teams
with emphasis on both short-term and long-term solutions. The LBRU combines
traditional physiology studies with modern genomic, proteomic, and molecular
biology techniques to provide an integrated approach to addressing complex
problems in reproduction.



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