JOB: Research Pollinator Ecologist (USDA ARS Permanent)

Research Ecologist, Botanist, or Entomologist GS-0408-12/13; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in management and ecological approaches that better promote pollinator resources and pollinator diversity, especially in low agricultural-input plant communities of the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to lead a research program that allows us to better understand regional pollinator ecology systems and have strong publication, collaborative and stakeholder-interaction skills. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS-12 or 13 level ($74K or $88K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-15, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (; Job Announcement Number: 546967100).

Ad opens Sept. 26 and closes on Oct. 25, 2019. Questions? Please contact Dr. John Gaskin (