The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory (SWCGRL) in Las Cruces, New Mexico seeks a Research Agricultural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineer (GS-11/12/13: $64,009.00 to $118,603.00 annually plus benefits). The SWCGRL research mission is to develop technologies that solve problems directly affecting, or being affected by, the cotton ginning industry to maximize the economic viability and competitiveness, and minimize the environmental impact of the U.S. cotton production and processing system. The position will perform personal and team research in developing 1) sensors and techniques for foreign matter detection and process measurement and control; 2) new cotton ginning machinery and processes to improve fiber quality, process efficiency, and environmental footprint; and 3) technologies to enhance processing of cotton related companion crops. Other major duties include developing collaborations and interacting with other scientists and industry professionals, preparing manuscripts for journal articles, and reporting research results at technical conferences and industry meetings.

U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Closing date for applications is 07/07/2020.

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