The USDA, ARS, Dairy Forage Research Unit in Madison, WI is searching for a Supervisory Research Biologist/Agronomist/Animal Scientist. The mission of DFRU is to use an agroecological approach to the production and management of forages as part of an integrated soils-forage-animal system to improve farm-scale forage and dairy animal productivity, nutrient use efficiency, soil health, landscape management and environmental impact.
U.S. Citizenship is required. For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D21MWA-11167380-CLO. This announcement will OPEN 7/12/2021 and CLOSE on 8/10/2021.
Contacts: Application procedure: Christina Olshawsky firstname.lastname@example.org 309-681-6482. Scientific information: Dr. Dennis Hancock email@example.com 608-890-0068.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: ARS-D21MWA-11167380-CLO
About USDA Dairy Forage Research Center
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.
1) To conduct cooperative investigations with breeders, geneticists and pathologists in the seven western states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington) to evaluate the milling and baking quality characteristics of wheat selections produced each crop year. These investigations include several market classes and subclasses of wheat which are grown commercially in the Pacific Northwest and the Western Region. The investigations relate to wheat cultivar quality for commercial production and consumer acceptance with the goal of increasing economic benefit to the wheat industry.
2) To conduct basic research into the biochemical and genetic basis of wheat quality in order to better understand the fundamental nature of end-use functionality. The results of this basic research are incorporated into the cultivar development program to provide enhanced feedback into the selection process.
3) To develop new and better means to asse...ss the quality of potential wheat cultivars through identification of critical quality parameters. This is coupled with the creation of new methods to assay the identified quality attributes.