Duties Summary

The incumbent serves as a Research Animal Physiologist in the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit within the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment whose mission is to develop solutions to complex problems on agricultural systems and the environment. This position is located in Ames, Iowa.

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  • Conducts research to develop new insights into how either diet reformulation or stress (environmental or disease) affects gastrointestinal function, immune competence, or nutrient metabolism.
  • Determines how nutrition or stressors interact with the host animal, with methods and phenotypic measurements assessing commodity relevant concerns.
  • Collaborates with other Agricultural Research Service (ARS), university and private sector scientists to build the multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
  • Analyzes, interprets and disseminates the findings in the form of reports, presentations and publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – Occasional domestic and international travel is required to attend scientific meetings and conferences.

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