South Carolina Department of Natural Resources: Associate Marine Scientist

Posted on January 6, 2023
Expires: April 06, 2023

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Vacancy Announcement

JOB TITLE: Associate Marine Scientist

LOCATION: Charleston SC

SALARY: $58,405

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will join our population genetics team to contribute to our population genetic and molecular tool research projects on marine and freshwater fishes in areas of stock enhancement, fisheries management, conservation, and tool development. Specific duties will include field and laboratory research, data collection and analysis, collection and data management, preparation of reports and presentations, authoring technical manuscripts, coordination and supervision of team personnel, proposal preparation, and budget management. Some projects will include work on multi-disciplinary teams.  


Applicants will be required to have an Ph.D. degree in biology, marine science, or genetics and at least 5 years research experience following the award of their terminal degree. Individuals should have demonstrated abilities to conduct population genetics research including experimental design, data collection and analyses, and report preparation. Publication record and experience with microsatellites, automated sequencing systems, whole genome sequencing, and bioinformatics required; successful grant funding record preferred. Applicants must also have knowledge of marine and/or freshwater fishes of the southeastern US and the capability to work independently. Strong communication, quantitative, organizational, computer, writing and inter-personal skills required.


Valid SC driver’s license and a copy of driving record are required. Applicant must have dependable transportation and a satisfactory driving record. A current CV is requested to supplement the required state application.

TO APPLY: Submit a state application and letter of interest via the SC State Job Website ( For more information, contact Aaron Watson (, 843-953-0462).

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