The Peterson Lab at UGA is conducting research on the life history and habitat use of Atlantic Sturgeon in Georgia.
September - December 2018 (some flexibility)
Technician responsibilities will include the operation and trailering of small (12-21’) boats in riverine and coastal environments. The majority of duties will focus on side-scan sonar scans in the Altamaha River. This work will involve several consecutive days of round-the-clock boat-based surveys, in which technicians will have rotating shifts, including overnight shifts in remote locations. Technicians will also be responsible for gear maintenance, including minor boat and trailer repairs. There may be opportunities for sturgeon netting, as well as potentially some work on the Florida panhandle. Technicians will work an average of 40 hours per week, although much of the side-scan work will take place on weekends. Applicants must be able to tolerate a variety of inclement field conditions including hot/cold weather, biting insects, working at night, and occasional rough water conditions.
Interest in fisheries. Must be comfortable working night shifts. Some experience with safe trailer and boat operation is required, but on the job training will be provided. Mechanical repair skills are highly desirable. Must be able to regularly lift 50-75lb equipment. SCUBA certification (especially AAUS) is a bonus. Must be able to work well alone and in a small group and share living space with the team.
Send a cover letter and resume (including contact info for 3 references) to: Adam Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2018 Fall Technician Application" as the subject.