USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is accepting applications from scientists interested in becoming the next national program leader responsible for leading and coordinating ARS grain crop improvement, production and protection programs.

The position is vital to wheat research within the Department, charged with representing grains during USDA priority-setting exercises; serving as the ARS’ technical expert on grain research both inside and outside the department; and liaising with outside scientists, industry and other government agencies. The application window is open until Nov. 1. The full job announcement is at