Research Biologist, USDA Forest Service – Madison, WI

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Research Biologist, USDA Forest Service - Madison, WI

The USDA Forest Service in Madison, WI is hiring a Research Biologist GS-0401-12 position for Forest Mycology Research, Northern Research Station. This is a full-time, permanent position with the potential for promotion and anticipated starting salary of $82,830 – $82,830 per year. This opportunity is open to the public. 

About this Position

This position is with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station (NRS).  We are seeking a Research Biologist with an emphasis on mycology, located in Madison, WI. This is a full-time permanent position and the selected candidate will be eligible for a full benefit package including health/life insurance, retirement benefits, vacation and sick leave.

The position will be part of the Center for Forest Mycology Research (CFMR) in the Northern Research Station (NRS Research Work Unit 16). The CFMR is a nationally and internationally recognized source for mycological knowledge and includes a large fungal herbarium and culture collection. The mission of the CFMR is to advance the science of mycology as relates to high-priority fungi critical for forest health and management. The person selected for this position will be responsible for developing research tools and coordinating research teams that address specific solutions to problems that involve high-priority fungi for restoring or maintaining healthy ecosystems. The incumbent is expected to undertake research that will apply mycology, plant pathology and related fields to benefit the health and resiliency of forest resources. Further, the incumbent will be expected to engage CFMR stakeholders and other researchers to define forest health-related research needs in the CFMR over both short and long terms.

We are interested in applicants with research programs that can be applied to enhance forest management and use of forest fungi. Examples include: wood-decomposition as relates to carbon cycling and sequestration, predicting effects of global change on ecosystem services provided by fungi, exploration of fungal symbioses and fungal pathogens, mechanisms of invasion of non-native fungal species in forest systems, research relating to fungal genomics/comparative genomics, use of forest fungi as non-traditional forest products and using fungi to produce products (e.g. biomaterials such as insulation and packaging material, as well as enzymes and secondary metabolites), etc.

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