The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Research Molecular Biologist, GS-11) for a Two-Year Appointment. A Ph.D. that was obtained within the last four years is required. A one- page abstract of Ph.D dissertation, Resume/CV, and academic transcripts are also required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($72,030 - $93,638 per annum) plus benefits. Citizenship Restriction Apply. The incumbent will work on determination of function of chicken microbiome using next generation sequencing methods (meta-transcriptomics). Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, next generation sequencing method and analysis (bioinformatics) is highly desirable. Send application materials and references to Dr. Monika Proszkowiec-Weglarz, USDA/ARS, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Bldg. 200, Room 100B, Beltsville, MD 20705 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.