Fish Biologist – GS-0482-11 FPL 12, Recent Grads

U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center
Ashland, Wisconsin
$69,107 - $89,835 per year
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is hiring two fish biologists to participate in research at the Lake Superior Biological Station in Ashland, Wisconsin. GLSC has a large vessel stationed at Ashland that conducts multi-week research cruises on Lake Superior. As part of the USGS Pathways Recent Graduates program, the successful candidate will work under the guidance of GLSC PhD level research biologists in preparation for a USGS research career in Great Lakes fishery science. Research emphases of GLSC researchers include conservation and restoration of native fishes, invasive species dynamics, population dynamics of prey fishes that support top predators, and ecosystem function. Successful researchers at GLSC produce science that is directly applicable to management decision making and issues of public trust. The Center’s science portfolio is informed by national and regional priorities and through engagement with many partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state natural resource agencies, Native American tribal authorities, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Canadian federal and provincial partners, and university collaborators.  


How to apply:

This successful candidate will be hired as a Pathways Recent Graduate at the GS-11 level (see: - Job Announcement USGS-PATH-23-12035698-RG-AS).  USGS Pathways program solicitations are designed to attract students who demonstrate the talent, skills, and abilities that meet future work force needs and provide students with paid work experience while training for a career in USGS science.  This opportunity is open to Recent graduates who have completed within the previous two years, or will complete by December 2023, a qualifying degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution or qualifying certificate program. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply. The Pathways option being used for this opportunity will appoint an eligible student for an initial period expected to last more than 1 year and may lead to permanent employment. For more information on the Pathways program search:

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