Announcement for Biologist (Conservation Genetics) Position ~

25 de agosto de 2004

Announcement for Biologist (Conservation Genetics) Position

The U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division is seeking applicants for the full-time term (not to exceed four years) position of Biologist (Conservation Genetics) to assist the Principal Investigator in
population genetics and/or molecular systematics research. The position
is to be located at the Leetown Science Center's Aquatic Ecology Branch,
Kearneysville, WV. Principal duties will include directing the
collection of tissue samples, DNA extraction, PCR amplification of multiple loci, fragment analysis and sequencing on ABI 3100 Genetic Analyzers, and data summarization and reporting of the results to Federal and State stake-holders. The successful applicant would be contribute to ongoing studies into the conservation genetics of Atlantic salmon, Atlantic sturgeon, shortnose sturgeon, brook trout, black bears, spotted salamanders, wood frogs, bog turtles, spotted turtles, diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, several unionid (freshwater mussel) species, Kirtland's warbler, and deep-sea coral. DNA-based laboratory experience, particularly fragment analysis and DNA sequencing, are qualifying criteria for selection. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with theoretical population genetic and/or phylogenetic backgrounds.

This position will provide a productive environment for someone seeking post-doctoral experience because of the potential for bolstering the publication record. The salary ranges from $41,815 to $54,360 and includes such benefits as paid vacation, paid government holidays, multiple investment options (e.g., 401K), and health insurance.

If interested in the position or know someone who may be, contact Dr. Tim King at the Leetown Science Center, 11649 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430. Phone: (304) 724-8340 ext. 2142. Email:

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