Research Biologist / Social Scientist

USDA Agricultural Research Service
Vermont, United States
$78,116.00 - $120,758.00
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Food Systems Research Unit, in Burlington, Vermont invites applications for a Research Biologist/Social Scientist position, GS-401;101-12;13 ($78,116 to $120,758 per year).  A scientist is needed to, as part of a team, develop a strategic research program on northeastern Food Systems. This research will identify and describe small farm and local food systems, and evaluate the integrated effects of sustainable farm practices, local small farm products, and consumer choice on public health, as well as economic, environmental and social sustainability (announcement ARS-D21Y-11110673-SC). The ideal candidate has experience working with social science research related to food systems or decision-making behaviors. This is a competitive, permanent appointment and U.S. citizenship is required.  Vacancy announcements and where to apply can be found at website or contact Personnel at (571) 253-6640.  Closing date for applications is Friday, June 21, 2021. 

For more detailed information on this listing, please contact Stefanie Cruz at The incumbent will work for the Food Systems Research Unit, on the project Increasing Small Farm Viability, Sustainable Production and Human Nutrition in the Local Food Systems of the New England States ( located in Burlington, VT. The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.