NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center 

Title: Population genetics or marine fish species to inform assessment and management efforts 

The Fisheries Resousrce, Assessment, and Monitoring (FRAM) and Conservation Biology (CB) Divisions at NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center seek a shared National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral research associate in marine genetics and genomics. THe two divisions have long been involved in collaborative efforts, including, but not limited to the genetic identification of cryptic rockfish species, and now embark on large-scale, Pacific Coast-wide population geneti. Studies aimed at understanding genetic connectivity of marine fishes, including lingcod, rockfishes, and hake.  The research will involve building genomic DNA libraries, bioinformatics processing of sequencing data, and analyses to evaluate population structure, as well evaluating associations between environmental and life history parameters and genetic diversity. A theoretical population genetics background with extensive computational/bioinformatics experience is essential along with experience in computing language and programs that facilitate population genomic and seascape genomic studies.  

The National Research Council Research Associateship Program is administered by the National Academies if Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The initial funding period for the award is one year, renewable forum to three years pending funding. NRC research associates receive a competitive stipend, health insurance and travel allowance. Details and eligibility, terms, and application for the award may be found at, research opportunity number 26.03.39.B8369.The online application. Begins 1 June, with application due 1 August 2016, for a start date as early as fall or winter 2016–2017. Applications include a research proposal, which will be developed by the applicant in discussing the project with the research advisers. Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted by the deadline to the NRC webRAP system ( For more information on the specific associateship opportunity, please contact perspective I would visors Dr. Krista Nichols ( or Dr. Michelle McClure (