1. A Blouin Postdoc Ad July 2018 position is available in Michael Blouin’s lab ( at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, to identify the behavioral, physiological, or other traits associated with domestication (adaptation to hatchery culture) in salmonid fish. A background in fish behavior and physiology, with an evolutionary focus, would be most desirable. Start date is Nov 2018. For more information or to apply, contact Michael Blouin at and include “hatchery postdoc position” in the title of your email.
  2. A contract opportunity for recent graduates is available in the genetics lab at the Great Lakes Science Center with Wendylee Stott at Michigan State University. Details can be found at
  3. A Fishery Biologist 2 position is available at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Eagle Fish Genetics Lab in Eagle, Idaho. Duties of this position will include conducting genetic laboratory analyses, including SNP genotyping and RAD sequencing, performing Genetic Stock Identification and Parentage Based Tagging analyses, supervising the work of laboratory technicians, producing reports and peer reviewed publications of key scientific results, participating in inter-agency workgroups, and providing technical advice and reviews in the areas of genetics and conservation biology to Department biologists and managers. Master’s or Ph.D. preferred in the field of molecular biology, genetics, fishery biology, ecology, and/or a related discipline. See and input Requisition #18-1053 to apply. Contact Matthew Campbell at for details.
  4. A PhD Research Assistantship is available at Idaho State University to work on the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of native trout populations in the intermountain west. An MS in biological sciences or related field is required, with preference given to students with population genetics, genomics and bioinformatics experience. Send a cover letter outlining relevant research experience, statement of research interests, CV, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for two references to Janet Loxterman at Review begins June 30. The position is open until filled and starts between August 2018 and January 2019.
  5. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting a fisheries geneticist to join our new genetics laboratory in Sacramento. The individual will be actively involved in a variety of projects, ranging from the genetic management of listed aquatic species and stocks to anadromous and resident fish hatchery programs. A Ph.D. or an M.S. with experience, including environmental and resource management, are required. Application is a two-step process, including online application and detailed assessment of your knowledge, skills and abilities. If qualified, you will be contacted once the Department is ready to schedule hiring interviews. Information on the application process can be obtained at and Contact Dr. Jeff Rodzen at if you are interested or have any questions!

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