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Charlotte Baer | Aug, 04 2017


Data Science National Program Leader Position Announcement

Dear all,
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking a Data Science National Program Leader.  It is a completely new position for our agency.  We would love to receive many highly qualified applications. 
Please share with others and encourage qualified individuals to apply. A brief description is below with a link to the announcement and application.  Thanks for your help.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA
NIFA is USDA’s extramural funding agency that supports user-inspired research, education, and extension for providing transformative solutions in food and agricultural sciences. We invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term
viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.

This is a new position in leadership for ensuring relevant data science questions are an important part of NIFA’s science agenda and its ability to address issues contained in NIFA’s Strategic Plan and the REE Action Plan.  The successful
applicant will lead agency research and education initiatives on agricultural data science, cyber informatics, interagency initiative in cyber physical systems and other programs as assigned that advance the generation, collection, handling and utilization
of data for food and agricultural systems.
The National Program Leader for Data science will be a full-time, permanent GS-13/14/15 level position located in Washington, DC. Education and experience requirements for this position has been posted on the U.S. Government's official
website for employment opportunities at on August 3, 2017. 

Vacancy Announcement Number:  NIFA-S17N-0029A is open to all U.S. Citizens.  You may use the following link to view/apply for this position:
More information about NIFA can be found at

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Charlotte Kirk Baer
National Program Leader
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(202) 445-3426

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