Research Microbiologist – Clay Center, NE


Career Opportunity at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center


USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Clay Center, Nebraska






This is your opportunity to join a great research team that is really making a

difference by working with the livestock, meat, and allied industries to solve

problems and improve the safety of red meat all while enjoying “The Good Life”

in south-central Nebraska.




Currently seeking a permanent, full-time Research Microbiologist to conduct

research on a project entitled “Control of Pathogenic and Spoilage Bacteria

on Red Meat.”




Research Microbiologist                  Salary $67,613 to $104,525 (GS-12/13)






The incumbent is expected to function in a team of scientists with traditional

and molecular microbiology, biochemistry, biology, food technology, and meat

science backgrounds that are conducting a research program targeted at improving

the safety of red meat from live animal to consumption.  The incumbent will provide

scientific leadership and expertise toward the elimination of E. coli O157:H7 and

other foodborne pathogens using some combination of the following areas: epidemiology,

develop new methods for detecting foodborne pathogens, identify emerging issues in

food safety, analyzing and interpreting trends in bacterial pathogen prevalence and

virulence, gene transfer, serovar diversity, microbial ecology, source tracking for

red meat products, development of phylogenetic and phenotypic markers for E. coli

and Salmonella based on genomic and proteomic strain comparisons, expression analysis,

multi-drug resistance profiles for use in molecular strain typing, intervention method

development, identification of sources of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria, and

analysis of the dynamics of pathogen transmission among the sources.  Successful

completion of the research will provide the livestock and meat processing industries

with information and technologies to reduce the risk of foodborne illness from meat products.




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ARS offers competitive benefits packages, a family-friendly work environment, and the

opportunity to conduct research that touches the life of every American!




Don’t miss this opportunity!




USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider





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