Senior scientist to work with killer whales ~

27 de diciembre de 2017

Senior scientist to work with killer whales

Senior Scientist to Assess Persistent Organic Pollutant Transfer from Female Southern Resident Killer Whales to their Calves - Seattle, WA Need to fill by Jan 12, 2018 for work to start Feb 12, 2018

Lynker has an opening with the NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries
Science Center (NWFSC), Conservation Biology Division (CB) to support
research into the impacts of persistent organic pollutant data from
serum, milk and blubber samples to quantify the transfer of these
pollutants from female delphinids to their calves during gestation and
lactation. Results shall be used by managers to update models that
predict changes in contaminant levels in Southern Resident killer
whales as well as identify periods of higher risk from circulating
contaminants for female killer whales and their calves.

Key responsibilities include:
* Calculate variables from chemistry (lipid concentrations and
persistent organic pollutant concentrations in milk, serum, and
blubber) and body mass data from delphinids for reports on
contaminant transfer dynamics during gestation and lactation in
* Use statistical and graphical software to analyze data and prepare
figures for reports per instructions from the project leader.
* Final reports will be prepared by the project leader, but the
contractor shall contribute some literature review summaries,
statistical analysis of data, and figures depicting data trends for
inclusion in the reports.

Must Have Skills and Requirements:

Bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university
with a major directly related in a field of study as related to the
requirements of specific task order with emphasis in fisheries,
oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or
hydrology, plus three (3) years of experience in related field or
combination of such totaling seven (7) years combined education and
experience. Master's Degree may be substituted for experience.

Additional required qualifications include:

Strong math and data processing skills

Proficiency using Microsoft Excel software to manipulate data

Proficiency using Microsoft Word software

Experience constructing figures from data and summarizing results from
data analyses

Experience searching and summarizing peer-reviewed scientific

Additional preferred qualifications include:

Familiarity with scientific research on marine mammals, particularly
delphinids in human care

Science writing ability satisfactory for peer review
Let me know if this is doable and what additional information you may
need from me.
Elizabeth J. Tarquin
Director, Marine Sciences Division `-.¸¸.-´¯`-.¸><((((o>
Lynker Technologies LLC
(808) 747-3065
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