This position will involve working on two research projects: a blue catfish study on Mark Twain Lake and a study evaluating hybrid striped bass and flathead catfish stockings in small impoundments. Duties will include sampling fishes in impoundments with various sampling gears, collecting information on fish measurements and diets, water quality, and vegetation, fish dissection, processing and ageing bony structures of fishes, processing fish diet samples, and organizing, maintaining, and repairing field and laboratory supplies and equipment. Field sampling will sometimes occur in inclement weather conditions and require working long hours. Overnight travel will be required for some field work. Laboratory work will require the ability to focus on repetitious tasks over extended periods.
A Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or in a closely related field is preferred. Previous experience with sampling and ageing fishes, operating boats, and pulling trailers is highly desirable. The applicant must be able to work effectively in a team setting, be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and work with minimal supervision. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, have a good driving record, and be willing to submit to a drug test. To apply, send a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position, a resume or CV, and three references including their names, phone numbers, and email addresses in a single PDF or Word document to Paul Michaletz (email@example.com). Please put “Resource Science Assistant” in the subject line of your email application.