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    Summary

    This position is located within United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, Northeast Area, National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture in Orono, Maine.

    The incumbent develops new information and theory in genetic improvement of fish, transfers new methods for developing and managing improved germplasm resources to industry; employs experimental techniques of quantitative genetics, and genomics and chromosome set manipulation.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conceive and plan investigations on broad and complex problems related to the genetic basis of economically important phenotypes.
    • Employ experimental techniques of quantitative genetics, genomics and chromosome set manipulation.
    • Collaborate with fish growers, geneticists, breeders and other scientists from University, industry and ARS locations.
    • Provide the fish industry with improved germplasm and represents the NCWMAC to academic institutions, industry and the public in scientific and/or technical discussions.
    • Use Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) software or other similar software to calculate breeding values of animals.
    • Develop new strategies for genetic improvement including novel selection criteria for traits and genomic selection.
    • These strategies include identifying and understanding the role that skin and gut microbiome have on growth and health of Atlantic salmon and characterizing genotype/environment interactions of fish selected for performance in growing conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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