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Research Fish Biologist/Research Mathematical Statistician

As a Research Fish Biologist/Research Mathematical Statistician some of your specific duties will include:

Execute research projects and analyses for living marine resources in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, with emphasis on groundfish and/or crab, including stock assessments, management strategy evaluations, fish population dynamics, fish biology (e.g., growth, or maturity), and ecology (e.g., ecosystem drivers of species productivity or distribution).
Develop specialized reports and peer-reviewed papers/publications based on research and contribute to presentations of assessment methods/findings to scientific review panels.
Develop improved mathematical, biological and statistical models (e.g., Bayesian statistics, multivariate statistics, population dynamics) and incorporate biological or environmental covariates in stock assessments and forecasts.
Conduct stock assessments and related analyses using advanced software packages such as R, ADMB, TMB, Stock Synthesis, and other similar analytical tools.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 03/15/2023
  • Organization: NOAA
  • Qualifications: Must be US Citizen. ASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements: To qualify for the 0482 series: Degree: Major study in biology, zoology, or biological oceanography that included at least 30 semester hours in biological and aquatic science and 15 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences. This course work must have included: At least 15 semester hours of preparatory training in zoology beyond introductory biology or zoology in such courses as invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology, advanced vertebrate zoology, genetics, entomology, and parasitology; and At least 6 semester hours of training applicable to fishery biology in such subjects as fishery biology, ichthyology, limnology, oceanography, algology, planktonology, marine or fresh water ecology, invertebrate ecology, principles of fishery population dynamics, or related course work in the field of fishery biology; and At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, or statistics. To qualify for the 1529 series: A. Degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. OR Combination of education and experience: at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Assisting in population dynamics modeling of marine fish stock assessments; and Contributing to statistical and mathematical models to analyze population dynamics. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of one year is qualifying for combination.
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  • Location: Juneau, AK, Seattle,WA
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Kacey Haro