Technician Position in Fisheries Ecology – Channel Catfish

Technical Position in Fisheries Ecology

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Job Description: A full-time technician position is available to assist on a field- and laboratory-based research project that has been assessing the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife channel catfish reservoir-stocking program, and also helping to better understand the ecology of this species. This project requires extensive field sampling for adult channel catfish (June, hoop nets) and other top predators (autumn, electrofishing). When not in the field, the incumbent would help with the following: 1) otolith preparation and aging; 2) diet analysis; 3) conducting hatchery experiments; and 4) data entry. Opportunities will exist to help with data analysis, manuscript writing, and/or student mentorship, depending on experience.

Location:  Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of technicians, students, post-docs, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory ( within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (

Qualifications:  Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups.  A master’s degree in biology, ecology, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is preferred. However, those with a bachelor’s degree and a strong academic background or wealth of related work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $12-14 per hour, depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Funding exists for two years, following successful completion of a one-year probationary period.

Start date: Early May 2017 is preferred, although exceptions will be made, if needed.

How to apply: Please submit the following materials to Cory Becher (<>): 1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as describes your research interests/career goals; 2) your curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your college/university transcripts; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Please place “Channel Catfish Project” in the subject line.

The application window will close on April 7, 2017, although we will begin the application review process immediately.

Contact information: For additional information, visit or contact Mr. Cory Becher at the above email address.

Stuart A. Ludsin

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, 222 Research Center, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

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