Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Population Genetics Assistant Marine Scientists

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Research Institute
Charleston, SC
Closing Date
August 9, 2021

The Marine Resources Research Institute of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is seeking two fisheries scientists. 
The successful candidates will join our population genetics team to contribute to our population genetic and molecular tool research projects on marine and freshwater fishes in areas of stock enhancement, fisheries management, conservation, and tool development. Specific duties will include field and laboratory research, data collection and analysis, collection and data management, preparation of reports and presentations, authoring technical manuscripts, coordination and supervision of team personnel, proposal preparation, and budget management. Some projects will include work on multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Ph.D. degree in biology, marine science, or genetics.
  • Demonstrated abilities to conduct population genetics research including experimental design, data collection and analyses, and report preparation.
  • Publication record and experience with microsatellites, automated sequencing systems, whole genome sequencing, and bioinformatics.
  • Knowledge of marine and/or freshwater fishes of the southeastern US.
  • Strong leadership, management, communication, quantitative, organizational, computer, writing and inter-personal skills.
  • Capability to work independently.
  • A successful grant funding record preferred.

To Apply

To apply, submit a state application and letter of interest via the SC State Job Website

For more information, contact Tanya Darden (dardent [at] dnr.sc.gov; 843-953-5680).

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