Fisheries Biologist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for a Fisheries Biologist to work in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) located in Sandy Hook, NJ.
This position supports the Life History and Recruitment Group, Fisheries Ecology Branch, providing assistance in the planning, implementation, and execution of laboratory-based experiments with live marine fish. The Biologist will work with a group of NOAA laboratory staff on multiple experimental, hypothesis-testing projects that evaluate the effects of environmental drivers on the survival and fitness of early life-stages of finfish important to the estuarine and marine waters of the NE USA.
In addition to assisting in project planning and development, the Biologist’s primary responsibilities include lead technical roles in:
- Designing and configuring equipment for seawater laboratory studies.
- Husbandry of fish used as test subjects in project experiment(s).
- Collecting and processing of fish samples including images.
- Organizing and quality controls on data collected.
- Reducing data and preparation of tables, graphs, and summary reports.
- Providing guidance on tasks to assisting team members.
- Ability to do physical work in indoor/outdoor spaces and possibly on a sea-going vessel.
- Valid, clean driver’s license.
- Availability to work weekends, shift schedules, and/or irregular hours as dictated by the tasks necessary for live-animal experiments.
- Bachelor's degree in marine or biological science.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a research lab, supporting fish research.
- Ability to work with live specimens in a high humidity and cool environments (seawater laboratory).
- Meticulous record-keeping and organizational skills.
- Experience using common software applications (e.g. Word, Access, Excel, web browsers, etc.).
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
- Experience providing guidance on tasks to others.
- Ability to complete required training in a timely manner, and to follow established work safety procedures.
These additional skills are preferred:
The position is full-time, with an expected duration of six months. The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Experience in and understanding of the design of experiments with live aquatic animals.
- Ability to enter, organize, summarize, and document data collection.
- Skilled in organizing, tracking, and documenting research activities; support tasks (supply needs and expenditures); and assisting NOAA personnel in a multi-tasking environment.
- Familiarity with flow-through or recirculating aquatic systems.
- Experience with spawning, husbandry, and general maintenance of marine fish/shellfish adults, early life-stages, and live prey in a captive, culture-based environment.
- Familiarity with methods for evaluating effects in embryos, larvae, and young juveniles of environmental factor manipulations (e.g., temperature, salinity, CO2, dissolved oxygen) and response variable protocols (image data collection, live animal handling and preservation) for research studies of marine and estuarine fish species.
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