The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking Fisheries Geneticists with experience in population genomics, association mapping, and mixed stock analyses. Positions are part of the Fishery Science Department, but will be located with the genetics group at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman, ID. This research group is involved in testing conservation, evolution, and ecological theories related to salmonids and other fishes. The employee will work under the Lead Geneticist, in association with CRITFC geneticists and technicians, as well as staff of the Fishery Science Department in Portland, OR. Efforts will focus on applying empirical genetics/genomics data to address questions related to conservation and recovery of steelhead, chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and other fishes of the Columbia Basin.
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Fisheries Geneticists are required to have a Ph.D. or M.S. (with three years of experience) in the field of molecular biology, genetics, fishery biology, ecology and/or a related discipline. In addition, the scientist must have demonstrated skills in the following areas.
The following qualifications, although not required, are desirable:
The incumbent must be an effective team member and may assist in supervision of technicians. Fisheries Geneticists must have the ability to work independently, but coordinate and communicate well with Lead Geneticist in Hagerman and staff in the Fishery Science department in Portland, OR.
Most of the work is performed in a laboratory or office setting. There will be opportunities to participate in field sampling and attend regional meetings, conferences and workshops. Must be able to travel occasionally, by auto and air.
The driver operating a CRITFC vehicle or their own private vehicle for business related purposes shall be in possession of a valid, unrestricted current driver’s license, or other operator’s license, as required by law; and be eligible for coverage under CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle insurance policy. Upon request, CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle policy is available to applicants to review the required criteria.
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