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    This position is located in National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division with one vacancy in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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    As a Research Fish Biologist you will perform the following duties:

    • Conduct research for the Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division on the life history, biology, ecology, and associated fisheries particularly, Pacific highly migratory species.
    • Serve as a lead researcher of highly migratory species data and biological samples (e.g. otoliths, fin clips, gonads, tissues samples) collections and processing.
    • Collaborate with local and external partners to explore and define data gaps and research relevant to fisheries management.
    • Apply scientific methods, including analyzing data, interpreting results, and documenting or reporting findings.
    • Utilize existing and develop new laboratory and analytical methods to estimate life history and population dynamic information.
    • Communicate results of research finding with resource managers, researchers and constituents via peer-review publications, reports, and participates in conferences, workshops and public outreach.

    NOTE: The duties are at the full performance level of the ZP-4; the ZP-3 duties are developmental leading to such performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic and foreign travel may be required for this position.

    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)

    0482 Fish Biology

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