https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427715100

JOB SUMMARY:

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is with the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory’s Engineering Composites Science Research Work Unit, and is located in Orono, ME. The selectee will be expected to use material science approaches to optimize processes, improve efficiency, and exploit opportunity for new advanced bio-based composites. The position is responsible to integrate other specialists in materials science, chemistry, biological science and engineering into a cohesive, highly focused research team.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Zhiyong Cai at (608) 231-9446 or zcai@fs.fed.us

This is a research position and is classified under the scientist career plan. Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual’s demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.

Applicants being considered for this research position should provide a list of publications that you have been an author, co-author, or contributor for. If providing curriculum vitae, please incorporate all resume requirements identified in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement, or submit a supplemental resume which includes all information required in addition to the curriculum vitae.

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 10%

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.