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Research Scientist in Marine Genetics and Genomics

Date Posted: 7 Jun 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Washington JISAO
Location: Seattle, Washington
Closing date: This position is open until filled.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington is seeking a research scientist in molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics of marine fishes and invertebrates for new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) Lab at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL).The successful candidate will help run the new Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, write papers, apply for grants, help supervise personnel for marine projects along the Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and the Arctic.

The salary for this permanent position is $55,000+/year, depending on qualifications and experience, and the position includes excellent benefits.


  • The position requires a Ph.D. and a first authored publications must be in hand.
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Grant experience and excellent publication record preferred.
  • Field sampling and research cruise experience preferred.
  • Statistical analysis experience required. Bioinformatics experience preferred (R, QIIME, PERL, Python, etc.).
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience required. 

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The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Date Posted: 2 Sep 2016 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Sacramento or Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in either our Sacramento or our Los Gatos office for a herpetologist. This person will conduct species surveys and monitoring for the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog and possibly other reptile and amphibian species. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Academic background in biological studies, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Solid field experience
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle these species or experience qualifying the herpetologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species
  • Candidates with an M.S. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

Additional qualifications

  • Valid, state-issued driver license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low-impact principles

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: using one .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only one attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into a singe file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. 

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 95 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

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