Fisheries Technician – Endangered Species: Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
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We are seeking two technicians to assist with a graduate research project monitoring Pallid Sturgeon (federally endangered) in the lower Platte River, Nebraska using acoustic telemetry. The duration for each position is 6 months with the possibility of extension(s) pending funding and performance. General tasks include collecting sturgeons via trotlines, larval sampling, tagging fish, collecting and cataloging tissue samples for genetic analysis, downloading and maintaining passive telemetry receivers, active tracking, and gear maintenance. In addition, candidates must be able to work a variable schedule, be comfortable on a boat/airboat, conduct manual labor in possibly harsh conditions, and can expect to work 40 hours/week. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and positions will be open until filled. Start date is mid-February (flexible).
Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license as well as coursework/degree in wildlife/fisheries science or other closely related field. Successful employment is contingent on background check. Preferred qualifications: • Trailering a boat • Sampling fish using standard fisheries methods • Good oral communication skills • Work as a team member • Accurately collect, record, and maintain scientific data How to apply: Email cover letter, resume/CV, list of references, and an unofficial copy of transcripts in a single PDF to Jenna Ruoss ( and Chris Pullano (
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