Researcher I (fisheries biologist)

The Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale is seeking a new Researcher I (fisheries biologist).

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Apply by 2/19/2018

Duties: Including, but not limited to: operation of boats, conducting fish hydroacoustic sampling in rivers, processing and analyzing hydroacoustic data in the office, routine collection and identification of riverine fishes, surgical implantation of acoustic transmitters in fish, analyzing and interpreting fisheries data for reports or publications. The successful candidate must make multiple overnight trips for field work (up to 100 nights per year), work long hours under adverse weather conditions, maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to routinely lift 50 pounds.

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology or related field (M.S. preferred). Additional relevant experience is desirable. Applicant(s) must exhibit a strong background in fisheries research techniques, including data analysis, boat operation and maintenance, and fisheries research techniques such as setting gill and trammel nets, and operating electrofishing equipment. Experience with telemetry and/or hydroacoustic techniques is preferred.