Job: Sr. Quantitative Fisheries Scientist

Title Sr. Quantitative Fisheries Scientist
Agency, Location Muckleshoot Indian Tribe – Auburn – WA
Categories PhD
Job # 10489
Salary DOQ
End Date Until Filled
  • Provides technical expertise on treaty, state and/or international fisheries management forums. Develops models and/or model inputs for different management plans.
  • Develops and reviews management and research reports and/or projects and makes recommendations.
  • Designs computer programs and/or uses standard software to perform statistical analyses. Designs sampling plans and analyzes resulting data. Designs in the direction of the development and application of statistical and mathematical methodology to management and research projects.
  • Develops, reviews, and utilizes techniques for pre-season population abundance forecasting, in-season abundance estimation and post season reconciliation.
  • Responsible for developing, coordinating and/or reviewing, and editing technical reports.
  • Parameterizes, calibrates, and reviews the utility of harvest, hatchery and habitat-based stock recruit models for recovery and management planning. Performs sensitivity analysis and provides documentation.
  • Interprets research results and prepares reports and recommendations.
  • Consults with biologists and determines techniques for data analysis resulting from research and management programs.
  • Plans, reviews and prepares budgets for ongoing management activities and special research projects and grant applications.
  • Oversees, manages, and controls quality of all databases in coordination with the Senior Scientist.
  • Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.

A PhD in Fisheries Biology or Fisheries Sciences from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics (graduate level classes have course numbers of 500 or higher). Transcripts are required as part of the application process. (A Master’s degree in related field and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the PhD requirement, but must include supplemental courses as described above.) And five (5) years professional experience as a Biometrician or similar position where the primary responsibility is statistical analysis and design related to salmon management and/or research.


See Muckleshoot website for complete list of responsibilities, knowledge and abilities required for this position: