This position is advertised for a GS 12 up to a GS 14, depending upon experience.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) is seeking a Research Mechanical/Agricultural Engineer for its Wooster, OH or Toledo, OH worksite. ATRU scientists conduct fundamental and applied research on the health and quality of ornamental and edible crops produced in controlled environment agricultural systems. The incumbent is responsible for developing a new research program to advance the efficiency and productivity of controlled environment agriculture by applying robotics and automation technology. The incumbent will work as part of an integrated research team that develops novel strategies for other aspects of controlled environment agricultural systems related to, but distinct from, the incumbent's own research program.
This position is open only through the USAJOBs website. It will open March 6th, 2023, and close April 5th, 2023.
A Ph. D is required.
U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications must be received by the closing date of April 5, 2023.
he 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. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:
660 research projects within 15 National Programs
2,000 scientists and post docs
6,000 other employees
90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories
$1.7 billion fiscal year budget
The Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in developing methods to enhance crop protection while safeguarding environmental quality, food and worker safety. Personnel are located in Wooster and Toledo Ohio. They bring together scientific principles from engineering, entomology, plant pathology and horticulture while conducting on-site and on-farm research in nurseries and greenhouses.
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