Riverside Technology, inc. (Riverside), a leading international engineering and science consulting firm, is in search of a Fisheries Biologist to support NOAAs National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Beaufort, NC.
The Position: Successful candidate will work within the Beaufort, NC Laboratory, Fisheries Ecosystems Branch, Southeast Region Headboat Survey (SRHS). This position will operate primarily as administrative support engaged in managing and analyzing fishery dependent data from the recreational headboat fishery in the Southeastern United States from North Carolina to Texas. Data management and analysis will generally focus on headboat fishing industry via SRHS electronic logbook submissions and biological sampling. Administrative support for the SRHS will include tracking data submission of; electronic logbooks, Headboat Activity Reports (HARs), compliance reports, biological data, and biological samples. The Contractor will assist with implementing Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) protocols and measures on resulting data. Additionally the incumbent will assist with the administration of special projects and initiatives (i.e., implementation and monitoring procedures of new reporting requirements including pending Hail-out and GPS tracking requirements).
The candidate must be experienced and proficient with SAS and/or R analytical software, Oracle and relational databases to summarize landings and effort estimates, data QA/QC, compliance monitoring and analysis of sensitive data. The candidate will participate with SEDAR process including data compilation, analysis, report writing, travel as needed. Manage weekly random sampling draw for port agents (implementation 2020).
The primary goal of the SRHS is to provide critical high quality data for stock assessments of Federally-managed finfish species in the Southeast Region. It is important that the candidate understands and has experience with relational databases and statistical software and is capable of providing analytical support for data requests and general scientific inquiries. They must also have writing skills for authoring grant proposals and peer-reviewed scientific reports.
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Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering very competitive compensation and exceptional employee benefits.
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