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The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Nutritionist/ Physiologist/Biologist with a salary range of $76,721 to $140,146. (Salary may be adjusted based on release of the GS 2021 pay schedule.)

Using a systems-minded approach, the incumbent plans, implements, and reports the results of interdisciplinary research designed to provide a greater understanding of the influences of soil management practices and food production practices upon the nutritional quality and post-harvest traits that may lead to enhanced health promoting properties of grains, pulses, and other foods produced in the Northern Great Plains.  The incumbent will conduct independent as well as team-based research and will be expected to develop productive collaborations with scientists from universities, industry, and government and other stakeholders. The incumbent will effectively translate and communicate research results to the public.

To enhance the integrated, systems nature of this position, the incumbent will be located at, collaborate with crop scientists at, and have access to multiple facilities at the USDA-ARS Edward T. Shafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota and will work closely with soil and range scientists at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory located in Mandan, North Dakota. The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center provides direct interaction with nutrition scientists allow for use of numerous facilities including a human performance/body composition laboratory, controlled-feeding kitchen facilities, a residential metabolic unit, a behavioral choice/psychophysiology laboratory, a vivarium, a genomics core, a mass spectrometry core, a nutritional analytics/clinical chemistry core, and a statistical/data processing core. To apply, please visit USAJOBS USAJOBS - Job Announcement Direct questions to Dr. Matthew Picklo ( USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.



Biological Science Technician
GS 6-7/$39,311-$56,790 per year
Closes 1/28/21


In this position, you will coordinate all aspects of multiple ongoing human studies including recruitment of human volunteers, scheduling of volunteers for testing, working with other research support staff on sample collection and analysis, collecting and tabulating data for statistical analyses, and assisting with data and figures to produce publication-ready products. For more information click here USAJOBS - Job Announcement


Maintenance Worker
WG 8/$23.29-$27.19 per hour
Closes 02/03/21

The purpose of the position is to provide maintenance support for an 82,000 square-feet facility, associated buildings, structures, grounds and to perform any other required special services to support the Center. For more information click here USAJOBS - Job Announcement


 No student opportunities currently available.

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