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Researcher I (Stream and River) (Multiple Vacancies)

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Title: Researcher I (Stream and River) (Multiple Vacancies)
Job Category: Administrative/Professional
Department: Fisheries & IL Aquaculture Center - SIUC
College: Vice Chancellor for Research-SIUC
Position Summary:
The Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Southern Illinois University –
Carbondale (SIU) is seeking up to three (3) researchers to conduct aquatic ecology and fisheries
management field and laboratory work in rivers and streams.  Researchers will work on crews
assisting graduate students and other researchers with field surveys. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Field responsibilities include hydroacoustic and telemetry surveys of bigheaded carp, and boat
electrofishing surveys. Researchers will work in the Center and may also assist with graduate
student research, which may include mesocosm experiments and fish community assessments.
When not in the field, researchers may conduct laboratory work including data entry, aging fish,
dissecting fish stomachs for diet analysis, isotope chemistry, and assistance with current
research projects. Occasional overnight travel for field work. Per-diem and lodging for overnight
travel will be provided.

The position will be stationed in Southern Illinois, but travel will occur throughout the state.
Workdays can be long, but mostly involve traveling to field sites. Successful applicants will
collect field data and be able to assist with ongoing research projects. This is a great
opportunity to gain experience using various types of fishing gears and learn a variety of
ecological sampling techniques. Independent research experience is also a possibility.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, fisheries, natural resources, or related field.
Valid driver’s license. Ability to work long hours. Ability to work in adverse environmental
conditions. Demonstrate organizational skills and high attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability and experience identifying Midwestern fishes, operating a boat, hauling trailers, and
driving four-wheel drive vehicles.
Contact: James Garvey
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Deadline to Apply: 6/15/23