JOB: Biological Science Lab Tech with the U.S. Geological Survey, Seattle, WA

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Biological Science Lab Tech (Micro), GS-0404-06 (SRM-DEU)
    Department: Department Of The Interior
    Agency: U.S. Geological Survey
    Sub Agency: US Geological Survey
    Job Announcement Number: PAC-2011-0490

    SALARY RANGE: $37,246.00 – $48,417.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, July 18, 2011 to Friday, July 22, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-06/06
    POSITION INFORMATION: Temporary Full-Time
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Seattle, WA
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    USGS Science for a Changing World.

    *Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization?

    *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you’ve always dreamed of!

    Will Travel and Relocation Expenses be Paid?


    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?

    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today!

    As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, water, the U.S. Geological Survey is dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us. The USGS is the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, who collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. For more information about the USGS, visit:

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition.

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.


    * Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    * Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
    * Overnight travel of 5 nights per month may be required.
    * More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.


    As a Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) within the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    -Responsible for rearing salmon, maintaining animal care records and tagging with passive integrated transponders.
    -Responsible for culturing fastidious bacteria and performing bacterial challenges on fish.
    -Detection of bacterial antigens by enzyme linked immunosorbent assays and fluorescent antibody tests.
    -Cloning, sequencing and development of gene expression analyses for salmon immune genes.
    -Perform dissection and necropsy of fish.

    For more information, see

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