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Natural Resources Biologist I (Maryland, USA):  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fishing and Boating Services, is currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Contractual Natural Resources Biologist I position located in Oxford, Maryland. This position is seasonal and runs from 10/2/2024 to 12/17/24.  This position will secure and process tissue samples from aquatic animals for diagnostic assays, conduct and analyze laboratory assays on those samples, and document laboratory assay results for aquatic animal health monitoring and disease investigations conducted or serviced by the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory Program at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory. The position dissects or biopsies both live and dead shellfish to obtain samples of solid tissues and preserves, processes, and stains these tissue samples to produce histological or cytological preparations for microscopic analysis. Duties will include but are not limited to cleaning and dissection of oysters to secure diagnostic tissue samples; preparation and inoculation of microbiological media for diagnostic assays; preparation of chemical fixatives and stains; fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining, and cover slipping of histological samples; microscopic analysis of microbiological assays; data recording and entry; and general maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment. Occasional diagnostic work with finfish may also be required.  For more information and to apply (online application strongly encouraged):  Questions should be directed to Alexandra Gast at [email protected].  (posted 4/16/24)

Shellfish Harvest Management Biologist (Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner, Washington State):  The Shellfish Harvest Management Biologist is seeking a full-time, 40 hours per week position reporting directly to the Fisheries Manager. The Shellfish Harvest Management Biologist will advise tribal fisheries policy by conveying technical fisheries information to decision-making authorities within Swinomish. They will apply the best available science, as well as knowledge of fisheries policy needs, to primarily aid in the management of shellfish fisheries within the Tribe's usual and accustomed fishing areas. The position will also utilize fisheries sampling, catch accounting, and research to assist and improve management of shellfish.  FILING DATE: Open until filled.  For more information and to apply: (posted 3/12/24)