Job announcement: Fisheries Research Technicians (3)

Fisheries Research Technicians (3)

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Oregon State University, Corvallis


Successful applicants will conduct surveys for adult Chinook mortalities in the upper Willamette River Valley. Tasks include hiking long distances through rugged terrain, wading in flowing water over slippery surfaces, locating dead or severely compromised Chinook Salmon, conducting field necropsies, preserving tissue samples, collecting and processing of water samples for eDNA, collecting habitat and water quality data, data entry, the operation of vehicles, and kayaking. Additional duties may also include assisting cooperating agencies with adult Chinook salmon trapping, processing, and outplanting activities.


The successful applicant should be highly motivated and have or be in pursuit of a B.S. in fisheries, aquatic ecology, biology, zoology or closely related field. Applicants must be able to work in remote areas for extended periods with limited cell phone access; in excellent physical health and be able to work under challenging conditions, work well in a team environment; and be in possession a valid driver’s license. Familiarity with fish physiology, sampling/data recording techniques.


$17-$20 hour, depending on qualifications


The position will start approximately 30 April 2019 and continue to approximately 1 October 2019.


Principal duty station will be located at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Oregon State University, Corvallis with daily travel to survey sites. Successful candidates also may be required to travel and stay overnight to accomplish project objectives.


Applications should include: cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial or official). Please include contact information for three professional (academic or work) references on your resume. Applications should be submitted by email no later than 5:00 PM PST on 30 March 2019 to:

James Peterson

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Oregon State University, Corvallis