USDA-ARS Legume Genomics Position

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Science Research Unit in St. Paul, MN, is seeking a full time, permanent, Research Geneticist (Plants). The salary for this position is at the GS-12/13 level, $79,968.00 - $123,617.00 per year. This position is in the Plant Science Research Unit located at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. The incumbent will join an interdisciplinary team focused on alfalfa and soybean improvement, plant-microbe interactions, and agroecology. The incumbent’s goal is to combine molecular and physiological studies in order to understand mechanisms regulating root architecture and function, and to develop genomic, molecular genetics, and/or biochemical tools for improving soybean and alfalfa. This announcement will open 6/28/19 and will close on 7/19/19. U.S. Citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you have any questions regarding the additional duties of this position please contact Dr. Deborah Samac at (612) 625-1243 or

If you have any questions regarding the application process for this position please contact Heather Lee, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-504-1410 or

To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: and refer to announcement number ARS-D19MWA-10528122-HCL.