R2 Resource Consultants, Inc. (R2) is an environmental consulting firm that specializes in fisheries and aquatic ecology studies. R2 is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Alaska team and we are currently hiring seasonal field biologists for the 2018 field season. Positions will be based out of Kokhanok, Alaska starting early July and continuing into September. Key responsibilities may include: 1) performing fish capture and observation using electrofishing and snorkeling methods; 2) identifying anadromous and resident fish species native to Alaska; 3) measuring aquatic habitat and water quality parameters; and 4) data entry. The successful candidates must be able to work well in teams and be willing to perform field work in remote locations, travel in helicopters, work long days under demanding field conditions (i.e., in rough terrain, inclement weather, insects, and wildlife), and be able to carry 40 lbs of equipment along uneven terrain.
A completed or nearly completed Bachelor’s degree in fisheries or a related science field is desired. Prior experiences with fish capture and handling, identification of juvenile salmonids, living and working in remote field conditions are desirable. Completion of an electrofishing certification and safety course is a plus. The successful candidate must also be able to pass a drug test.