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Genetic Mixture Analysis in Ocean Fisheries


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.39.C0079 Seattle, WA 98115


name email phone
Paul Moran 206.860.3245
Krista Marie Nichols 206.302.2470


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


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
$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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