Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Aquatic Biologist in SEQUIM, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 308833
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Coastal Science
Group: Coastal Research
The Coastal Sciences Division at PNNL is seeking a highly motivated individual with an independent work ethic to provide support for ecosystem and restoration related research. Work will include a combination of field and lab research focused on evaluating the beneficial use of dredge material as salmonid habitat in the Columbia River. Field research will focus on sampling benthic prey communities and lab work will focus on processing field collected samples. The position requires a combination of working in team-based settings as well as the ability to successfully work independently. Field work requires travel, lifting and carrying gear through uneven and difficult terrain, working in inclement weather, and comfort working from a boat or in water.
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.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques for collecting field data related to natural resource management
Field experience and sampling techniques relevant to juvenile salmon research
Familiarity with aquatic species of the lower Columbia River and estuary
Experience processing aquatic benthic samples for macroinvertebrate analysis
Willingness and ability to work at a microscope for extended time periods sorting macroinvertebrate samples
Very strong organizational skills and attention to detail to prepare gear necessary for field excursions
Willingness and ability to complete tasks in a punctual and dependable manner
Ability to work remotely outdoors for extensive hours in adverse conditions
This position will be located at the PNNL Sequim Office and will report to the Coastal Research Technical Group
MS/MA in a fisheries, aquatic science, ecology, or a related field.
3.5 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 jobs.pnnl.gov.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group: Coastal Sciences
Opening Date: 2019-01-23
Closing Date: 2019-02-21