Research Associate in Great Lakes Fish Restoration – University of Michigan

Date: Sun,  9 Aug 2020 19:01:31


Subject: Job: Research Associate in Fish Restoration

Research Associate in Great Lakes Fish Restoration

School for Environment and Sustainability

University of Michigan

A 1-year position is available for a qualified candidate to join a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will assess the effectiveness of shoreline restoration projects in the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be tasked with completing a literature review of habitat requirements for native Great Lakes fish species that are known to use coastal Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeshorelineÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ habitat for some part of their life cycle (e.g., walleye, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, lake trout, northern pike), and which are frequent targets for restoration efforts. In addition, the individual will help develop recommendations to NOAA for establishing historical or spatial Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoebenchmarksÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ that represent high quality shoreline habitat for target fish species.

The successful candidate will join Drs. Brad Cardinale ( and Karen Alofs ( at the University of MichiganÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s School for Environment and Sustainability (, who are leading a broader evaluation of Great Lakes shoreline restoration projects. The successful candidate could either join Drs. Cardinale and Alofs at U of MÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Ann Arbor campus once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, OR THE CANDIDATE COULD WORK REMOTELY FROM THEIR CURRENT LOCATION WHILE MEETING WITH THE PROJECT TEAM BY VIDEO.

Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, fisheries and wildlife, or related field. Experience in fish biology or ecology is required. A background in statistics, and prior experience working on data syntheses or literature reviews is desirable.

The position offers a highly competitive salary at $42,000 per year plus benefits. The appointment is for one year. Applications are due September 4th, 2020.

To apply, go to the University of Michigan careers site at and apply for job id number is 188097. The direct link to the job posting is

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