Fisheries Biologist 2; Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) for NOAA

Job Title: 
Fisheries Biologist 2
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for backfilling a Fisheries Biologist 2 position to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. The incumbent will either provide scientific writing support including assisting in preparation of manuscripts and reports and literature review of climate impacts on Pacific salmon.  Or, will provide modeling analyses in R or METLAB for Columbia River salmon. 

This is a full time position for 884 regular work hours with a performance period beginning ASAP and extending to September 25, 2018. The work may be done remotely at a location convenient to the incumbent and approved by the NMFS Project Leader for this Task Order. 


  • Assist in the completion of manuscripts and reports in progress, which may involve some analyses in R programming language, and
  • Conduct literature review regarding climate impacts on Pacific salmon and assist in preparing a draft manuscript for peer-review journal.


  • Run existing models on salmon survival in MATLAB, update code to reflect new hypotheses or new data, conduct tests of model skill and sensitivity analyses.


Selected individual must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree, or higher from an accredited college or university with a major directly related in a field of study as related to the requirements of specific task order with emphasis in fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology, plus three (3) years of experience in related field. A MS degree may be used to substitute for three years experience. Proven, extensive scientific expertise regarding anadromous salmonid life history, habitat requirements, and limiting factors to survival and productivity in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Technical writing experience completing analyses, reports, or studies addressing Pacific Northwest anadromous salmon and their habitat.


  • Modeling experience in R or MATLAB for conducting technical analyses and assessment for anadromous salmonids, particularly related Pacific Northwest salmonids.



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