Research Biologist (Computational) (Research Associate)

USDA Agricultural Research Service
Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit
United States Illinois Urbana


The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture. This position is a two-year full-time position.


This position requires a recent Ph.D. in computational biology, statistics, crop science, plant sciences, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, data science, computer science, information science, or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

We are looking for applicants with experience managing large environmental datasets; experience creating and managing relational databases; experience creating Web sites to provide access to databases; and a familiarity with searching for and digitizing data from published literature.

Applicants must meet basic Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard's requirements of the scientific discipline necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The Qualification Standards for the 0401 series can be found in this link:

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Applications can be emailed to If sending your application as an attachment to an email, do not send zipped files. They will be removed in accordance with standard electronic security procedures.


Heather Lee