The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, Pennsylvania, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Animal Scientist), GS-11, for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT. Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($64,649 - $84,049 per annum) plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will conduct research to: 1) evaluate the use of supplements and alternative forages to extend the grazing season, decrease feed costs, and reduce enteric methane emissions in grazing dairy farms; and 2) enhance grassfed dairy production through improved understanding of nutrient cycling dynamics and the subsequent impacts on crop, soil, and animal production and health. Knowledge of animal science, grazing systems, forage management, and soil science are desirable. Send application materials and references to Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA/ARS, Building 3702, Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802 or Kathy.Soder@usda.gov.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.