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Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   NOAA

Development of Chemical Tracer Methods and their Application in Aquatic Ecosystems


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.39.B7416 Seattle, WA 98115


name email phone
Irvin Rudolph Schultz 360-461-3746


The Environmental Assessment Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center develops and employs advanced methods for analyzing samples from marine and freshwater environments for trace levels of persistent organic pollutants, polycyclic aromatic compounds and their metabolites, fatty acids, inorganic elements, stable isotope ratios, as well as contaminants of emerging concern. The Program conducts research on a local, regional, and national level in collaboration with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions. The results of these chemical tracer analyses are used to understand the effects of anthropogenic and environmental factors on the health and ecology of aquatic organisms, including species listed as threatened or endangered under the US Endangered Species Act or protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Acquisition of this information is important for the development of strategic management plans for marine resources.



Krahn MM, et al: Marine Pollution Bulletin 58: 1522, 2009


Marine mammals and fish; Endangered species; Chemical tracers; Analytical quality assurance; Contaminants of emerging concern; Feeding ecology; Toxicology; Animal health; Ecosystem;


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
$58,000.00 $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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