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Associate Scientist - Fish Ecology

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Title: Associate Scientist - Fish Ecology
Job Category: Administrative/Professional
Department: Fisheries & IL Aquaculture Center - SIUC
College: Vice Chancellor for Research-SIUC
Position Summary:
Lead a funded research team conducting aquatic ecology research focusing on the movement
and distribution of invasive bigheaded carps in the Illinois, Wabash, White, and Ohio Rivers. 
The position is a full-time, twelve-month term contract and can be extended depending on
performance and available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee a funded research project including sampling of bigheaded carps and native fishes,
conducting research-grade echo-sounding surveys, monitoring acoustically tagged fishes, and
collecting ecological data across a broad geographic scale. Assist students and technicians with
data processing and analysis. Publish research results in the peer-reviewed literature and
agency reports. Participate in stakeholder meetings, supervise researchers, present at national
conferences, and assist in proposal development.
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in ecology and natural resources, with field experience. Strong record of publishing in the
peer-reviewed literature. Statistical and data curation skills. Budgeting contracts and grants.
Ability to work in an inclusive team. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Post-doctoral experience. Analysis of hydroacoustic and/or fish movement data. Experience
with ecological modeling.
General Information:
Application Procedure: In addition to a cover letter, transcripts, and CV/resume, please provide
up to three examples of Publications as document type; writing samples
Contact: James Garvey
                (618) 536-7761
Please visit to create an account and apply  
Deadline to Apply: 6/15/23