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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Fisheries Ecology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309649

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Ecology

Job Description

This is a position in the Ecology Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The successful candidate will participate in various research projects that focus on the use of hard part geochemistry to determine origins, characterize movement, and reconstruct environmental life history of fish species within and potentially outside the region. Applicants should have a strong background in fish ecology and behavior, and familiarity with isotope mass spectrometry. Responsibilities include lab work to prepare samples for analysis, operation of analytical equipment, data processing and analysis, and report writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate will have a master’s degree in biology or a fisheries related field. Knowledge of fish ecology, geochemistry, and mass spectrometry are desirable, as well as experience with laboratory techniques for sample preparation of otoliths, fin rays, and scales. Experience with managing data (MS Excel), statistical software, and writing are desirable but not required. The ability to work well both independently and in a team setting is necessary.

Master’s degree in fisheries, environmental sciences, or biology-related field.

3.25 GPA or higher is preferred


Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Ecology

Opening Date: 2019-08-05

Closing Date: 2019-09-18