Nutrient Ecologist

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Oct 02, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research

Job Description


This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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As an Nutrient Ecologist, you will perform the following duties:
● Maintain calibration, deployment, and data analysis of in situ instrumentation used to measure nutrients, pigments, and algal toxins in the Great Lakes .
● Maintain a nutrient/limnology laboratory that includes a suite of laboratory instruments for measuring nutrients, beta emitting radioisotopes (C-14, P-32, P-33, and tritium), pigments, algal toxins, and other water quality variables on the Great Lakes.
● Manage and maintain databases necessary to report out data from all instrumentation and publish findings of surveys and experiments in presentations and journal and popular articles to scientists and the public.
● Prepare in-house products such as scopes of work, environmental site assessments, field sampling plans, and other related documents.
● Conduct field investigations to examine nutrient and carbon cycling in Great Lakes organisms including phytoplankton, zooplankton, and mussels, and writes reports of findings.

Travel Required

25% or less - Up to 25% of domestic travel may be required with this position.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 09 Salary $55,369 to $71,981 per year