Research Agronomist/Research Biologist (Computational)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit in Corvallis, OR seeks a Research Agronomist/Research Biologist (Computational) GS-0471/0401-12/13 ($82,694 -$127,835 per annum, plus benefits). The scientist in this position develops new computational, simulation, or modeling approaches to answer questions about industrial hemp production and cropping systems that include industrial hemp. Collaborative opportunities exist with a broad range of agricultural scientists to develop crop production decision aids that make industrial hemp production higher yielding, better quality, and with reduced environmental impact. It’s anticipated that the research will guide the incorporation of hemp into U.S. agriculture and lead to improved growth, handling, and storage of harvested hemp biomass along with positive benefits to rotational crops and the environment. The position is located on the campus of Oregon State University, which offers the potential for engagement with a broad range of academic disciplines, resources, and programs that can advance the research. Agricultural and environmental scientists with computational backgrounds, as well as any scientist with expertise in modeling, simulation and computer science and with an interest in agriculture, are all encouraged to apply.
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