Fisheries Geneticist: Idaho

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Hagerman, Idaho
Job Category
Full time Positions
$77,464 – 85,212 (DOQ)
Last Date to Apply
Position Details • Classification: Regular, Full time, Exempt • Pay: $77,464 – 85,212 (DOQ) • Benefits: exceptional benefits package, including medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off • Department: Fishery Science • Location: Hagerman, ID • Recruitment Period: Application review begins on 2/20/23 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We seek a Fisheries Geneticist with experience in population genomics and association mapping, and an in-depth knowledge of current molecular genomics techniques. This position is located with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group tests conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes in support of CRITFC’s fish restoration plan, Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit “Spirit of the Salmon”. The aim of this work is to assist with salmon recovery in the Columbia River basin to ensure that the four CRITFC member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama) retain traditional salmon fisheries as they have through millennia. The Fisheries Geneticist will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, Chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia River Basin. Please see the link below for full details including application instructions.
-PhD in field of molecular biology, genetics, fishery biology, ecology or a related discipline. -Research experience related to population or conservation genetics. I-n depth knowledge and experience with current molecular genomics techniques (e.g., GT-seq, whole genome resequencing, Pool-seq, sequence capture, RAD-seq, RNA-seq). -Excellent understanding of population genetics theory. -Experience in statistical analyses and the relevant software. -High competency in both R and Linux frameworks. -Publication record of articles in peer reviewed journals. -Strong writing and verbal communication skills. -Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop, guide and work within interdisciplinary teams. -Experience or competence in fishery biology is a plus. -Database experience, programming skills on Linux/Unix operating systems, and competency in Shell, Bash, Python, and Perl scripting is a plus. -Knowledge of the fishes of the Columbia River and western United States is a plus. -Enrolled membership in a tribal organization or a strong desire to be of service to a tribal organization. Knowledge of or dedication to learn tribal history and customs of CRITFC’s four member tribes.
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Human Resources; or Shawn Narum
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