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    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Science and Technology (OST) with one (1) vacancy in Washington, D.C. 

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-OST-2019-0004, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Zoologist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Manage a comprehensive scientific research program involving genomics and other advanced technologies to conduct collections-based research on systematics, taxonomy, and evolutionary biology of marine vertebrates of ecological and economic importance to the United States.
    • Seek funding to build and support an internationally recognized, collaborative research program to advance knowledge of marine vertebrate species by conceiving, developing, and writing complex, integrated project proposals.
    • Act as a subject matter expert answering queries on the biology and ecology of marine vertebrate species, providing technical assistance, and reviewing manuscripts submitted to scientific journals.
    • Engage in a variety of outreach and training activities to support the development of biodiversity scientists, such as teaching courses and mentoring students, providing tours of museum collections, giving public lectures, writing popular essays for general audiences, etc.
    • Assist with the curation of marine vertebrate collections for the National Systematics Lab in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), ensuring that valuable biological specimens are legally deposited into NMNH collections and that they are well cared for.

    Note: The duties described are at the full performance level of the ZP-4 grade and the duties at the ZP-3 are developmental leading to the ZP-4 level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic and foreign travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

  • Job family (Series)

    0410 Zoology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518823900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.