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Research Scientist I (APE00139)

Science and Research

Scientist

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West Virginia, United States

**Research Scientist I****Description****Aperture Federal, an Akima Company,** supports the Intelligence and DoD communities with tools, domain knowledge, analyst teams and essential mission staffing services. We continually seek people with the skills, experience and passion to successfully leverage the complete intelligence lifecycle across Americas most critical initiatives. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our companys profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.**Job Summary:**The mission of the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center, Leetown Research Laboratory (formerly USGS Leetown Science Center, Aquatic Ecology Branch) is to excel in aquatic and natural resource science, providing the information, scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of the nations biological resources.The EESC-LRL is currently conducting research designed to predicted stream fish habitat and biological conditions as well as species distribution modeling to support the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in species status assessments.The EESC-LRL requires a broad array of support services to ensure continued operation to meet mission requirements as well as staying in the forefront of technological capabilities and products. These services are not currently available in the LSC-AEB office or in other offices across the USGS thus the need to request contractual assistance.**Responsibilities:**+ Align American eel occurrence datasets previously developed by various researchers into a single response variable dataset suitable for statistical modeling of occurrence, density, and/or abundance.+ Work collaboratively with other researchers to conduct statistical modeling of biological occurrence patterns of American eel and other fish species in relation to landscape factors.+ Assist in write-up and publication of research methods and results.+ Work with other researchers to develop a joint USGS/NOAA eel/joint pilot project.+ Assist in scientific outreach and in developing and submitting proposals to expand projects into the full NE Region to more fully support the needs of the research clients.**Travel:**Travel may be necessary, including overnight stays, to meet with project partners or to present science plans and results at meetings.**Qualifications****Minimum Qualifications:**+ Successful completion of a PhD from an accredited college or equivalent research experience in Fisheries, Environmental Science, Biology, or Geography including compilation of biological occurrence data, GIS and statistical analysis, and publication of research results.+ Experience assessing and compiling factors influencing the distribution of migratory species (for example, American eel, American shad, Atlantic salmon).+ Experience working with diverse research groups, Federal and State agencies, NGOs and the public for the purposes of compiling data, developing research plans, and presenting research results.The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted._We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law._We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or [Register to View] . Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application._In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application._**Job:** Life, Physical & Social Science**Primary Location:** US-WV-Kearneysville**Shift:** Day Job**Req ID:** APE00139