This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, ND.
Studies the acute effects of exercise and chronic effects of exercise training and diets on human physiological systems and outcomes.
Develops and implements methods to measure and quantify physiological functions at the organism, system, and organ levels.
Calculates and correlates test results using personal computers and software packages and verifies results.
Performs and monitors the full range of specialized tests and non-routine procedures for which there are standard methods and techniques.
Analyzes, records, and compiles research data from human subjects.
Assists investigator in generation of research hypotheses and problem solving of the most appropriate research designs, research methods, and procedures to test the hypotheses.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 11:59pm ET of the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Basic Requirements for the 0413 series:
Education: Applicant must possess one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology.
Evaluation of education: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences.
Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work.
AND In addition to the basic requirement above, all applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:
At the GS-09 Qualifying experience for GS-09 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience analyzing and recording data from human subjects; participating in research related to humans; and assisting with writing human study protocols, scientific papers, reports, or abstracts.
Education: 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the duties of the position. Related degrees may include: Kinesiology, Exercise/Sport Physiology, Exercise Science, Human Bioenergetics, or other degree specific to human physiology.
A combination of experience and education as described above.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.