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Genetic Mixture Analysis in Ocean Fisheries


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.39.C0079 Seattle, WA 98115


name email phone
Paul Moran 206.860.3245


The Conservation Biology Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center seeks a postdoctoral fellow in genetic mixture analysis and genomics of Chinook salmon. The goal for the fellowship is to combine a rich tradition of genetic mixture analysis with current next-generation sequencing projects in the laboratory. Extensive historical and contemporary tissue samples are available, suitable for a wide variety of ecological and climate studies. The research will involve building genomic DNA libraries, bioinformatics processing of sequencing data, and analyses to evaluate stock-specific migration patterns and associations with oceanographic conditions. A theoretical population genetics background with extensive computational/bioinformatic experience is essential, along with experience in computing languages and programs that facilitate population genomics, mixture studies, and seascape genomics.



Moran P, Bromaghin JB, Masuda M: Use of genetic data to infer population-specific ecological and phenotypic traits from mixed aggregations. PLoS ONE 9(6): e.98470, 2014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098470


key words
Bioinformatics; Chinook salmon; Fisheries; Genetics; Genomics; Marine Mixture analysis;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$71,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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