Fisheries Research Assistant – OK, AR, TX

Auburn University
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We have two hiring options available for this position: 1. A temporary 6-12 month position (no benefits) at $20-22/hour 2. Full time position (benefits included) for one year with the possibility of extension at $35-42k annually DOE Individuals selected for the position will assist with fisheries field work on rivers and reservoirs in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas working on current and future research projects. The position will be based out of Oklahoma with housing provided. Duties include: Assist with fish sampling in multiple states using a variety of gears (electrofishing, gill nets, fyke nets, seining etc.), fish tagging and tracking, and habitat data/water quality collection efforts in the field (rivers and reservoirs). Fish sampling will target invasive carp (Bighead and Silver Carp) to determine population demographics and spatial/temporal distribution of them in the lower Red River basin. Additionally, all other fishes encountered will recorded for native fish data; Fisheries sampling includes collecting fish data (i.e., species, length/weight), prepare otoliths and other aging structures for processing and assist with determining estimated age; take fin clips, and remove other structures and preserve for the PI; enter field and laboratory data; provide summary tables and assist with report writing; maintain field equipment such as electrofishing boats, boat motors, trailers, and trucks; and perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, or a closely related field. To inquire, please email your resume and 3 references to either Dr. Shannon Brewer ( or John Dattilo (
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