Scientist V (Remote/Part-Time)

Kearneysville, WV
Work Type: Remote
  • Job Category: Life, Physical & Social Science
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-11364


Job Summary:

Akima Systems Engineering is looking for a Scientist V to work alongside EESC-LRL in conducting research designed to generate decision-relevant conservation genetic and genomic information for wild Brook Trout to support management by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

The mission of the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center, Leetown Research Laboratory (EESC-LRL) is to excel in aquatic and natural resource science, providing the information, scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of the nation’s biological resources.

The focus of EESC-LRL mission and vision for the future is to continue its dynamic international, national, and regional leadership in aquatic, landscape, and genetics research by generating, interpreting, evaluating, and transmitting the scientific information needed to better address the pressing problems of managing our nation's biological resources, especially those under the stewardship of the Department of the Interior, and other Federal and non-Federal partners. The primary means of gathering this information is through the use of scientific methods applied to monitoring resources and conducting experiments.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The USGS EESC-LRL is in need of an experienced Scientist to provide services to support fisheries research, including the design and implementation of a conservation genomics project for wild Brook Trout in North Carolina.

  • The scope of work will include providing expertise to support study design (i.e., methods and sample selection), bioinformatic analysis of genomic sequence data, statistical analysis, and development of a final report and/or manuscript(s) detailing scientific findings.

  • These tasks are to support our portfolio of research related to the conservation of imperiled Brook Trout in the Appalachian Mountains.Investigate patterns of genomic diversity in wild Brook Trout to support conservation and management needs. Work collaboratively with other researchers and managers to identify a tractable study design for landscape scale patterns of genomic diversity in wild Brook Trout. Identify and conduct appropriate bioinformatic analyses for genomic sequence data.

  • Lead and assist in write-up and publication of research methods and results.

  • Engage with agency partners, as part of the broader research team, to help interpret findings.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Successful completion of a PhD from an accredited college with a degree in fisheries science, conservation genetics, or conservation genomics.

  • Experience in the design and execution of genomic studies for non-model organisms (fish preferred), including the use of reduced-representation genomic approaches such as RADSeq or RADCapture.

  • Experience in bioinformatic analyses needed to assess landscape-scale patterns of diversity and connectivity.

  • Experience in statistical modeling (R) and publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Experience working with collaborative research teams and natural resource managers.

Job: Life, Physical & Social Science

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: Remote

Remote: Yes

ReqID: 2024-11364