Fisheries Technician- Interior Alaska

Agency
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology
Location
Fairbanks, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15-16/hr
Start Date
05/10/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/19/2021
Website
https://uaf-ffel.weebly.com/
Description
The Freshwater Fish Ecology Lab (FFEL) at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking two seasonal fisheries technicians to assist with several research projects in interior Alaska boreal stream ecosystems: 1) Investigating the effects of wildfire on hydrologic regimes in interior Alaska boreal streams; 2) Assessing the extent tributary watersheds contribute to Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) population viability and structure in boreal riverscapes; and 3) Investigating the physiological and behavioral responses of Arctic Grayling to wildfire disturbance in interior Alaska. This position will start Mid- May and go through the end of August with potential for extending into September. Start date is flexible. Housing is not provided. Duties: The primary duties include, but are not limited to: 1) conducting fish population and community surveys via electrofishing and angling; 2) installing and maintaining temporary passive PIT tag antennae; 3) assessing stream habitat; 4) conducting bioelectrical impedance analyses; 5) monitoring stream hydrology; 6) performing data entry and QA/QC; and 7) occasional lab work.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be conscientious, detail-oriented, interested in fisheries ecology, and a reliable self- starter. Applicants must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, work well with others, work in occasional harsh weather conditions, be able to hike in rough terrain, willing to camp on occasion, operate four-wheel drive vehicles, tow trailers, operate boats, and lift 50 lbs. Angling and kayaking experience a plus. Preference will be given to those with or pursuing a B.S. in fisheries or a related field. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Deanna Strohm-Klobucar ddklobucar@alaska.edu
Contact Person
Deanna Strohm-Klobucar
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