University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: NOAA
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Genetics Technician
Requirements: See job description



This position is located within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Auke Bay Laboratories (ABL) with one vacancy in Juneau, Alaska. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2018-0047, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.


As a Biological Science Technician, you will perform the following duties:

  • Support the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories Genetics Program to manage Pacific salmon, groundfish, and forage fish species.
  • Extract DNA from fish tissue samples and analyze samples for genetic markers to determine the origin of salmon caught as bycatch in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries.
  • Record, organize, and analyze fish tissue DNA sample data to further our understanding on (a) Alaska ocean salmon distribution, catch, and migration, and (b) groundfish and forage fish population structure.

Travel Required:

Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic travel.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
For the full job description and to apply online, please visit the following site(s): The Public or Status Candidates
Contact: Arthi Chandrasekaran
Contact at: 703-259-9418 or
Closing Date: November 1, 2018