The National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) for Citrus in Riverside, CA is seeking a Supervisory Research Horticulturist / Plant Pathologist / Geneticist. As a Supervisory Research Leader (RL), the selectee will lead a team that is responsible for optimizing the repository's collection of diverse citrus and date crops through evaluation of accessions, optimal clonal propagation and seed regeneration, active germplasm back-up for preservation, and effective genetic resource maintenance. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing creativity and productivity of the repository genebanks. Conceives, plans, and directs research or is actively involved with the planning along with others. Conducts independent research in support of the NCGR’s mission. Serves as the unit fund holder and provides internal and external technical information and consultation. Hires personnel and manages human, fiscal, and physical resources. Ensures the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results and information. For more information on NCGR, please visit https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/riverside-ca/national-clonal-germplasm-repository-for-citrus/. For more information on the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOclGNELuw.
For details and directions on how to apply and for qualification requirements, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601929400. This vacancy is open for applications on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.
**ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider **