Stream Sampling Crew Leader Announcement

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking a stream sampling field-crew leader for a four-month appointment. The position will support a project evaluating the effects of stream restoration on fish communities in west Tennessee.

Primary duties include:

-=09Supervision of two technicians under the guidance of the project=92s primary investigators.

-=09Ensuring timely collection of data and completion of laboratory work.

-=09Coordinating and conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.

-=09Maintenance and repair of field equipment as needed.

-=09Identifying and enumerating fish species in the field and laboratory.

-=09Managing an Access database, performing data entry, and data QA/QC.

Minimum Qualifications

-=09BS in stream/wildlife ecology or related field (e.g., environmental sciences).

-=09Experience conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.

-=09Ability to quickly learn west TN fish fauna.

-=09Valid driver=92s license.

-=09Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs in mud-bottom streams.

-=09Ability to work long hours (~10 hrs) in hot and humid field conditions.

This is a temporary, non-exempt position for approximately four months (June =96 September).  Extension of the position is contingent on available funding. Low-cost housing (~$40/week) is available at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station or the applicant may find housing in Martin, TN. Research opportunities will be available to those interested.

Application Process:  Applicants must apply online at and attach to the application the following:  a cover letter, resume, and two professional references.   Position will remain open until filled and all inquiries should be directed to Dr. Blanchard or Dr. Fore via email to Dr. Blanchard (; 731-884-7594) and Dr. Fore (; 731-343-2004).

Pay Grade 36 – $10.98 per hour minimum hiring rate, salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.=20=20

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