Molecular Geneticist – Aquaculture Science-California

Agency
Ocean Associates, Inc on contract to NOAA Fisheries
Location
La Jolla, CA
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Last Date to Apply
02/28/2019
Website
http://www.oceanassoc.com/
Description
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Molecular Geneticist to provide support to the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Genetics, Physiology and Aquaculture program (SWFSC-GPA). OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. This position will support the SWFSC-GPA and NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture with science synthesis, communication, and specific genetics expertise in a wide range of science and management issues pertaining to marine aquaculture. DUTIES We are seeking a scientist with experience in genomics and bioinformatics to work on several projects related to genomic resource development for marine aquaculture species. This includes: • Analysis of molecular genomic data and interpretation of the results, including: - Analyzing genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data for genome-wide analysis studies (GWAS) - de novo genome assembly - RNA-Seq data analyses - SNP variant calling - R-statistical analyses • Extracting and preparing genomic DNA for next-generation sequencing (NGS). • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. • Participating in ongoing projects.
Qualifications
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE Selected individual(s) must have the following minimum qualifications: • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a clearly in a related field of study with emphasis in molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, forensic science or a clearly related field and a minimum of four (4) years demonstrated field capability and related directly to the individual task order. Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a major clearly in a related field of study with emphasis in molecular biology population genetics, evolutionary biology, forensic science or a clearly related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Preferred qualifications include: • Thorough knowledge of US marine aquaculture policy as it pertains to genetics of finfish and invertebrates. • Expertise in population genetics of marine fish and invertebrates. • Expertise is developing genetic management protocols for fish and invertebrate aquaculture. • Expertise in completing genomic analyses and publishing results in scientific journals • Experience using R-statistical software • Experience extracting and preparing genomic DNA • Experience in presenting results in public forums • Strong communication and interpersonal skills If you are interested in being considered for this position, please APPLY THROUGH OUR ADP WEB PORTAL, AT: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9a93435d-91d4-4a65-8a21-2de9187df1dd&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US
Contact Person
Matt Morris
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