Stream Sampling Crew Leader: Tennessee

University of TN at Martin
Martin, TN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking a stream sampling field-crew leader for a four-month appointment. The position will support a project evaluating the effects of stream restoration on fish communities in west Tennessee. This is a temporary position and selected candidate will not be eligible for employee benefits.

Primary duties include:
* Supervision of two technicians under the guidance of the project’s primary investigators.
* Ensuring timely collection of data and completion of laboratory work.
* Coordinating and conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.
* Maintenance and repair of field equipment as needed.
* Identifying and enumerating fish species in the field and laboratory.
* Managing an Access database, performing data entry, and data QA/QC.
Minimum Qualifications
* BS in stream/wildlife ecology or related field (e.g., environmental sciences).
* Experience conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.
* Ability to quickly learn west TN fish fauna.
* Valid driver’s license.
* Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs in mud-bottom streams.
* Ability to work long hours (~10 hrs) in hot and humid field conditions.

This is a temporary, non-exempt position for approximately four months. Extension of the position is contingent on available funding. Low-cost housing (~$40/week) is available at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station or the applicant may find housing in Martin, TN. Research opportunities will be available to those interested.

Application Process: Applicants must apply online and attach to the application the following: a cover letter, resume, and two professional references.

Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled and all inquiries should be directed to Dr. Blanchard or Dr. Fore via email to Dr. Blanchard (; 731-884-7594) and Dr. Fore (; 731-343-2004). Pay Grade 36 - $10.98 per hour minimum hiring rate, salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

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