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Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   NOAA

Genetics and Physiology of Marine Fishes


National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.37.B0502 La Jolla, CA 92038


name email phone
John Raymond Hyde 858.546.7086


The goal of this program is to apply modern molecular and biochemical techniques to problems concerning the age, growth, and population structure of commercially important pelagic and demersal fish stocks, and to evaluate the possible effects of climate change on the health and viability of these resources. Genetic research focuses on using molecular techniques such as mitochondrial d-loop sequencing and microsatellite DNA analysis to determine fine-scale population structure and phylogenetic relationships, and to identify larvae and eggs.

Environmental physiology research focuses on the effects of ozone depletion and consequent increases in ultraviolet-B irradiance, and on the growth and survival of pelagic fish eggs and larvae. We encourage proposals in the following areas: (1) molecular genetic studies of population structure, (2) evidence for and potential effects of climate change, and (3) biochemical measures of conditions and indicators of environmental stress.


Climatology; Molecular genetics; Fish and fisheries; Pelagic fish and fisheries; Population genetics;


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 $2,000.00

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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