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Agricultural Research Service Research Molecular Biologist/Animal Scientist (Research Associate) in Ames, Iowa

Summary The incumbent will function as a team member in the development of animal models for investigating effects of putative virulence factors in vivo by participating in animal studies designed to establish the effect of viruses, bacteria, or both, in the development of bovine respiratory disease. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S Citizenship may apply. ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR 09/20/2023 Responsibilities Identify and determine the genetic determinants of viruses, bacteria, or both, in the development of respiratory disease in ruminants. Identify expression profiles of messenger RNA (transcripts) in ruminants affected with respiratory diseases. Identify expression profiles of small non-coding RNA in ruminants affected with respiratory diseases. Identify networks between messenger RNA and small non-coding RNA. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This position requires a Ph.D in molecular biology, animal science, or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Knowledge and hands on experience in extraction of messenger and small non-coding RNA from animal tissue, and bioinformatics analysis of the data is highly desired. Applicants must meet basic Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard's requirements of the scientific discipline necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The Qualification Standard for the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401 can found in this link: General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401 The Qualification Standard for the Animal Science Series, 0487 can be found in this link: Animal Science Series, 0487 Education This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education when applying for this position. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty. Application materials will not be returned. Additional Information

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