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Biological Statistician - Aquatic Ecology Lab, USGS Biological
Resource Division, Kearneysville, WV
A Biological Statistician, GS-1530-09, is expected to be hired to
perform data analysis and statistical tasks in support of the Aquatic
Ecology Laboratory, Leetown Science Center, USGS Biological Resources
Division, Kearneysville, West Virginia. Annual salary range for the
GS-9 level appointment is $32,457 - $42,198.
The primary purpose of this position is to perform statistical
analysis that assists research scientists in the Aquatic Ecology Lab
(AEL). Current research within AEL includes:
* Development of efficient sampling techniques for rare and patchily
* Studies of land use/land cover, geological, and topographical
effects on aquatic biodiversity
* Estimating population parameters from tagging studies
* Population genetics and dynamics of anadromous fish and freshwater
* Disease transmission in fish and freshwater mussel populations
The successful candidate will have a B.S. (with experience) or an M.S.
in statistics or a biological science with substantial course work in
statistics. Candidates will be rated on the following factors: 1)
knowledge of statistical methods such as general linear models,
categorical data analysis, multivariate data analysis,
computer-intensive methods, spatial data analysis, experimental
design, and sampling techniques, 2) knowledge and skill in use of
statistical software such as SAS and S-PLUS, 3) knowledge of
statistical applications in biology, ecology, fisheries and aquatic
sciences, and 4) ability to communicate technical information orally
and in writing.
Applications will be solicited through the federal hiring process. If
you are or may be interested in the position please contact David
Smith at the address below for more information.
Dr. David R. Smith
USGS Biological Resources Division
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
1700 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430
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