[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Environmental Scientist

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 28 09:37:24 EST 2010

Environmental Scientist
Job ID:  2010-1159 # Positions:  1
Type:  Full-Time 40 Location:  US-VA-Fairfax

*Description: *
NOAA's Mussel Watch Program (MW) is a long-term monitoring program that 
has historically assessed the health of the nation's coastal waters and 
Great Lakes through the collection and analysis of bivalve (mussel and 
oyster) tissue and sediment samples at over 300 sites.  Currently data 
are collected from laboratory analysis of chemical and microbial 
contamination, and histopathology for the identification and counting of 
disease, tumors, parasites, and gonadal index.  It is the intent of NOAA 
and EPA partners to expand the analysis to include effects-based 
monitoring, specifically cellulular, subscelluar and molecular level 
techniques that should provide linkage between cause (chemical 
contamination) and effects (histopathology).   As the contractor to 
NOAA, CSS-Dynamac is seeking full-time scientific support to assist in 
the expanding the program.

*Duties and Responsibilities: *
* Support NOAA's Mussel Watch Program with respect to data analysis, 
quality control, quality assurance, and scientific writing, at a 
minimum, the individual will:
* Review and write quality management plans for future data collection 
* Perform quality assurance of current data and the data collection 
system (sample design, chain of custody, etc.)
* Review and analyze data, and write technical manuscripts.
* Support the development of grant applications for further funding of 
mussel watch as requested.

*Qualifications: *
* MS or Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, Analytical Chemistry, 
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field,
* 10+ years of progressively advanced work experience involving the 
development and application of environmental monitoring initiatives, as 
well as development and implementation of a comprehensive quality 
management program for all data collection and analysis activities.
* Requires an understanding of state-of-the-science techniques for field 
collection and laboratory analysis of environmental samples using 
analytical chemistry and molecular biology.
* Knowledge of statistical analysis for environmental data is important.

To apply, please submit you application online at 

The full position description is available online at 

Chris Jeffrey (CJ)

Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Marine Biologist / Spatial Ecologist
NOAA National Ocean Service
NCCOS | CCMA | Biogeography Branch
1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, N/SCI-1, #9213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281

301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel)
301.713.4384 (Fax)

Project Manager, CSS-Dynamac


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