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  • Environmental DNA / Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist West Long Branch
  • Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, United States
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  • 4 weeks ago

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Monmouth University

Environmental DNA / Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist...

Department: Biology

Position Summary:

Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Environmental
DNA / Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist in the Biology department,
which is part of the School of Science. This is a grant-funded
position through 2025 through a contract with Monmouth University
for fisheries monitoring related to offshore wind development off
the New Jersey coast. The incumbent will work as part of a growing
team within the research labs of Dunton and Adolf at Monmouth
University, working on eDNA and acoustic telemetry monitoring of
various offshore wind development areas.

The incumbent will coordinate, and lead field/lab research related
to assessing marine fish communities using eDNA across
pre-during-post construction phases of an offshore wind farm. This
includes collection of eDNA samples, hydrographic (CTD) data, as
well as conducting field experiments related to the sampling. The
incumbent will also lead laboratory processing of eDNA samples,
including filtration, DNA extraction, and metabarcoding library
construction, as well as analyses. Offshore fisheries and eDNA
sampling trips will occur seasonally (quarterly), and the incumbent
will be in charge of preparing for/leading/processing/helping to
analyze samples from the eDNA component of these sampling trips.
Sampling trips are coordinated with fish trawling trips (up to 7d
duration at sea) conducted by a partner university, and the
incumbent will be expected to contribute to fish sampling (e.g.,
sorting, measuring, weighing, tagging, fin clip sampling) on these
trips. The incumbent will be expected to lead report/manuscript
writing, presentations at national meetings, and contribute to
outreach and education.

Candidates who have completed all their graduate work toward a
terminal degree, with the exception of a thesis or dissertation
(e.g., ABD status), will also be considered.

This is an in-person, on-campus, non-remote
position.

A complete list of job duties is available at http://jobs.monmouth.edu.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication
skills

Required Years of Experience: 2

Other Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a molecular
laboratory setting
• Demonstrated competency with molecular biological techniques,
including DNA extraction and PCR
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and visualize data with R
statistical programming language
• Ability to work extended periods (up to 7 days) at sea on
vessels up to 27m under possible inclement conditions
• Ability to complete mandatory safety training for at-sea work
associated with this position (e.g., STCW or equivalent) within 180
days of registering for the training
• Physical ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s of Science in a related scientific field or Ph.D.
degree in a related scientific field with relevant work experience
and experience in marine fisheries and eDNA
• Significant experience in lab/project management
• Areas of expertise should include estuarine and/or coastal
ecology
• Demonstrated ability to conduct field and laboratory
experiments independently
• Ability to organize and coordinate long-term,
multi-institutional, ecological sampling and data collection
program
• Familiarity with metabarcoding library preparation and related
techniques
• Familiarity with Illumina next generation sequencing
platforms
• Experience with (or ability to learn) field oceanographic
sampling techniques and data organization (e.g., CTD data)
• Ability to operate small boats independently
• Experience with reporting of scientific results in
peer-reviewed journals

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply
and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline
date.

Posting Date: 04/25/2023

Closing Date:

Located along New Jerseys northern coastline, Monmouth University
is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to
innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked
Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,000
students in 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs,
including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive
learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the
student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning
environment empowers students to become active participants in
their education while fully preparing them for life after
graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective
disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating
with undergraduates and graduates in their research and
scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,
Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in
history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The
University's 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most
beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National
Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus
gates. Access Asbury Parks legendary music scene and diverse
cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community.
Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's
redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping
offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became
Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in
1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World
Report's "Best Colleges" in the Regional Universities North
category, is listed in The Princeton Review's "The Best 389
Colleges: 2024 Edition", Money magazine's "Best Colleges in America
2023," Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2023", and is recognized in
Washington Monthly's annual college guide and rankings.

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate
diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for all employees.

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