CSS is recruiting for a Marine Biologist to conduct biogeographic research in the Marine Spatial Ecology Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) research laboratories in Charleston, South Carolina.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join an experienced scientific research team in NOAA’s Deep Coral Ecology Lab (DCEL) to conduct: 1) quantitative spatial analyses of geographic data, and 2) genetic analyses of coral tissues for connectivity and phylogenetic studies, in order to contribute to the development of informational products for marine resource managers. Specific responsibilities include: 1) statistical and analytical support for DCEL projects that characterize and assess deep-sea ecosystems and the spatial distributions of fish and invertebrate biota; 2) produce detailed statistical summaries and analyses of collected data, including manual and code-based QA/QC of large, multi-parameter datasets; 3) evaluate and analyze data to create GIS maps of benthic habitats and species distributions, as well as managed areas, fishing effort, ports and harbors, and navigational data from submersible vehicles; 4) conduct genetic and morphological analyses of coral tissues collected at sea and from museums, to support phylogenetic and connectivity studies; 5) assist with writing, figures, reviews and layout of technical reports and journal articles; 6) participate in field surveys to collect images, tissue samples, and water chemistry data, and manage these data consistent with federal standards; and 7) collaborate and travel to agencies (federal, state, academic) that may provide data or expertise to vet analytical approaches or products.
To apply please submit a resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter detailing how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.