Fisheries Research Technician – Laramie, Wyoming

Agency
University of Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Location
Wyoming
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10-12/hr. DOE
Start Date
07/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2021
Description
We are seeking two full-time seasonal fisheries technicians to assist with graduate student research across the North Platte River Drainage in Wyoming. Brook Stickleback (Culaea inconstans) is an invasive species that poses a potential threat to native nongame fishes in the state, and our research aims to evaluate those effects. Opportunities will include backpack electrofishing, stream habitat classification, invertebrate collection, and stable isotope sample preparation, with potential for exposure to other sampling methods including seining and trapping of small-bodied fishes. The data you collect will help to inform management strategies for both native and invasive species and help to preserve native fish diversity in Wyoming. Work will be conducted in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Field work will begin in early July and will extend through early October, with potential for an extension through the winter months. We will be camping while in the field.
Qualifications
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, reliable, and self-motivated with a passion for fisheries work. Applicants must be able to work effectively both independently and with other team members. Applicants must also be able to work long hours in inclement weather, lift 50+ pounds, and hike long distances. Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license and operate 4WD vehicles. All applications are encouraged, though applicants that are working towards, or have earned, a degree in fisheries, zoology, ecology, or a related field will be given preference. To apply: Please submit a SINGLE PDF file containing a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Jake Ruthven (jruthven@uwyo.edu). Cover letters should explain your interest and qualification for the position. Applications not in this format will be disregarded. There is potential for the position to be extended into the fall semester. Please indicate if you are interested in a longer contract when submitting your application.
Contact Person
Jake Ruthven
Contact eMail
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