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The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington has a position for a Research Scientist Engineer 4 working on marine fish and invertebrate environmental DNA genetics/genomics/bioinformatics in the new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
The duties require overall planning and executing laboratory research as follows:
Conducts bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing DNA assays and analyses
Supervises Research Scientist/Engineer 2 and oversees lab activities
Collects and statistically analyzes data, insuring accuracy and data security
Writes peer-reviewed scientific publications
Presents invited papers at scientific conferences; participates in external seminars, workshops, professional societies and committees
Updates website on progress of projects
Manages regulatory documentation/paperwork
Writes or assists with grant proposals
Oversees, mentors, supervises and monitors graduate and undergraduate student researchers
Plans and conducts work requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria
Devises new approaches to problems encountered
Uses a wide application of complex principles, theories and concepts in the fields of genetics and genomics
Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of identifiable factors
Serves as a resource to research group
Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of genetics and genomics and advances state-of-the-art research in these areas
Helps to manage the group's significant projects, requiring project management skills and experience
Provides innovative problem-solving approaches to enhance group capabilities
Uses peer network to expand technical capabilities and identify new research opportunities
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PhD in Biology or Ecology with specialization in Molecular Genetics
Experience requirement, minimum: Four or more years' experience in DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, microsatellites, phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, environmental DNA, bioinformatics, statistical analysis
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is located at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) at Sand Point in Seattle.
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