Research Biologist

Silver Spring, Maryland
Sep 12, 2023
Oct 03, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Establishes the overall objectives and initiatives of an IT engineering department with an in depth understanding of needs for computer hardware, software and networking tools.
  • Develops ideas for new products or product enhancements and oversees the creation and improvement of products for oceanographic uses.
  • Knowledge of fisheries biology, management planning, or stock assessments including socio-economics analysis
  • Provides engineering expertise to other departments where needed.
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures related to data analysis, enterprise data management, metadata development and management, archival, cleansing, integration, management, or transformation.
  • Experience in providing solutions using cloud platforms, and cloud storage, from the perspectives of application development, integration, and hosting.
  • Experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) and geospatial modeling and mapping applications including geospatial data analysis.
  • Familiarity in working with oceanographic, underwater image processing, and ecosystem assessments.
  • Knowledgeable in survey methodology design, development, and implementation, Statistical analysis
  • Experience developing application architectures to migrate systems to multiple cloud platforms and document exceptions for non-cloud hosting.
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to high performance computing, enterprise data management, software engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML), and optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Ability to develop and get approval on technical concepts for varied stakeholder groups across the enterprise.
  • Expert at communications and outreach for advancing ideas and engaging stakeholder participation.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

  • 10+ years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • BS/BA
  • License and certification may be required.
  • Public Trust


We are seeking a Research Biologist to join our team supporting NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) in Silver Spring, MD.

TekSynap is a fast-growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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NMFS OCIO seeks program office support for in the area of Software Development and Software Operations and Maintenance Support. NMFS requires innovative technical solutions using multiple development methodology methods for continuous integration, testing, and delivery to modernize NMFS custom application portfolio.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD.
  • Type of environment: Office and Remote depending on client requirements
  • Noise level: Low
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Citizenship USA

Clearance requirement - Public Trust Eligible


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

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