Supervisory Research Entomologist/Veterinary Medical Officer
- USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
- 02 Feb 2023
- 03 Mar 2023
- Life Science
- Job Type
- Principal Investigator
- Employment - Hours
- Full time
Knipling Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
The mission of the Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory (KBUSLIRL; https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/kerrville-tx/knipling-bushland-us-livestock-insects-research-laboratory/) is to provide the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program and the Screwworm Eradication Program of USDA-APHIS, the U.S. cattle industry, and the public, with research leading to innovative management of invasive ticks, New World Screwworm, and blood-feeding flies of veterinary and medical importance.
The KBUSLIRL is seeking an enthusiastic, highly qualified candidate for a permanent, full-time Supervisory Research Entomologist/Veterinary Medical Officer (GS 14-15) position. The successful applicant will lead the research efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick Research Unit, Edinburg, TX, in supporting research efforts to develop technologies that provide the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, the U.S. cattle industry, and the public with research leading to innovative management tools for eradicating/controlling cattle fever ticks on cattle and wildlife.
The selected candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:
- Leading a group of scientists in exploring and defining areas of research to develop novel technologies for eradicating/controlling cattle fever ticks.
- Performing leading research to develop methods to control cattle fever ticks on livestock and wildlife including integrated tick management strategies, vaccines, genetic approaches, and novel methods to detect and mitigate acaricide resistance.
- Maintaining and enhancing the creativity and productivity of the research unit; hiring personnel and managing the human, fiscal, and physical resources assigned to the unit following the mission and scientific procedures, requirements, and protocols.
- Leading research to develop technology to support the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program and engages in technology transfer activities, especially with APHIS-Veterinary Services.
- Developing collaborations and communicating technical information pertaining to veterinary entomology, acarology, tick control, and tick ecology with a variety of individuals.
- Serving as the unit fund holder, providing technical information and consultation, both internal and external to ARS.
- Managing a research program, including personnel, equipment and fiscal resources following agency's mission and scientific procedures, requirements, and protocols.
GS classification will be dependent on experience.
Please see the USAJOBS posting for more information on requirements and responsibilities expected for this position.
Salary and Benefits
$116,393 - $177,978 per year. Please see the USAJOBS posting (link below) for more information on the benefits provided.
To apply, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/703927800.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.