Seasonal / Part Time Jobs

Graduate Student Opportunities, Ames, IA
Michael Weber has an opportunity for a MS student to evaluate invasive carp reproduction in the Upper Mississippi River and another opportunity for a PhD student to evaluate fish escapement from reservoirs. Below are the links for the two announcements.  Michael would like someone to start in January for both positions, but could wait until May for the right person.

Position:  Research Associate I

Agency/State: USGS, SD Coop Unit, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Responsibilities: Seeking a motivated fisheries biologist to assist with management and analysis of walleye tagging data. The individual will be expected to work closely with diverse partners including state agency biologists, graduate students, and university staff and faculty. The successful candidate is expected to manage a large data base, analyze mark-recapture data, present findings at local and professional meetings, and publish research findings. Some field work is required to assist walleye tagging efforts.  This is a temporary, 2-year position with potential for extension. 

Qualifications: M.S. degree in fisheries science or closely related field; strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability working as a team leader; quantitative skills in population assessment. 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications (plus state health benefits).

Application / Contact: For information about the position, contact Dr. Mark Fincel, SD Game, Fish & Parks, [email protected]  or Dr. Steve Chipps, USGS, SDCFWRU, [email protected].  To apply, please forward a (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) names/contact information of 3 references to Dr. Steve Chipps. 

Closing date: January 18, 2021

Habitat Biologist Position, North Platte, Nebraska

Details are HERE

Closing date: January 18, 2021

TO APPLY:  Apply on line at Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.

LTE Research Technician – Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

The Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay is seeking to hire two motivated research technicians on a limited term basis. The primary role of this position is to assist with graduate student research and long-term monitoring projects located around Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Duties will include: 1) operation and trailering of outboard boats; 2) backpack electrofishing in small streams; 3) passive and active drift netting for larval Lake Sturgeon and acoustic tracking Lake Sturgeon; 4) assisting in supervision of undergraduate technicians; 5) conducting aquatic invasive species surveys and processing samples; 7) data entry and organization. This position requires working nights, weekends and holidays. Heavy lifting and physically demanding work is required. Fisheries technicians must be willing to work outdoors in inclement weather aboard work skiffs in rivers and near-shore areas. Schedule will be variable depending on sampling season. Term will last generally from May 1st, 2021 until October 31st, 2021.

Salary: Based on skills and qualifications

Start Date: 5/1/2021 

Last Date to Apply: 2/28/2021

All Details are HERE.

To Apply:  Please send a brief cover letter, resume and contact information for three references as a single PDF to Stefan Tucker via email ([email protected]). For further details, please contact Dr. Patrick S. Forsythe via email ([email protected]) or call 920-465-2524.