Trabaja en bioinformática con eDNA en Hawaii ($5,600 – $6,300/mes) ~

15 de marzo de 2024

Trabaja en bioinformática con eDNA en Hawaii ($5,600 – $6,300/mes)

 Job Summary

CLOSING DATE:  March 29, 2024, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR) located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $5,600 – $6,300/Mon.

DUTIES:  In collaboration with PIFSC scientists, leads bioinformatic research to support environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis. Operationalizes workflows to advance and apply eDNA techniques for characterizing communities. Improves accessibility of existing metabarcoding pipelines and tools on centralized computing resources. Participates in data analysis, synthesis of eDNA and diet metabarcoding data products to evaluate community diversity, species abundance, and ecosystem structure in nearshore and pelagic marine environments. Co-authors manuscripts describing the research for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Presents findings at scientific meetings and workshops.  May participate in research cruises as needed as well as biological sample collection.

EDUCATION: PhD from an accredited college or university in Computational Biology, Statistics, Genomics, Marine Science or a related field of study.
EXPERIENCE: Up to one (0-1) year of experience developing and applying methods to quantitatively assess marine life using genetics/genomics techniques.
KNOWLEDGE: Extensive programming knowledge of, R Python, or SQL for algorithm development and eDNA data analysis.

ABILITIES & SKILLS: Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location.  Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.  Previous authorship or co-authorship of publications in a related field of study. Good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet and maintain U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment.  Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS: Ability to work long hours behind the desktop and in the laboratory and aboard research vessels and aboard small boats (fifteen to twenty (15’-20’) feet) in coastal and oceanic waters.  Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to obtain NOAA Medical Clearance for embarking/working on NOAA research vessels or other appropriate vessels which includes providing proof of required immunizations and/or obtaining the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations.

POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies, procedures, and trainings.  Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


Experience developing and using databases and using metadata stored in SQL binaries. Knowledge of fish ecology or fisheries science in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Island Region. Familiarity with genetic/genomic lab work (from DNA extraction to using real-time quantitative PCRs to sequencing on NGS platforms).

INQUIRIES:  Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 808-956-5018 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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