Quantitative Fisheries Biologist

Mount Hood Environmental
Boise, Idaho preferred, but locations elsewhere within the Snake River basin negotiable.
Job Category
Full time Positions
$75,000 – $95,000 DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Mount Hood Environmental is seeking a motivated Quantitative Fisheries Biologist to work with our interdisciplinary team to implement fisheries research, monitoring, and project evaluation. This position would support tributary fish habitat restoration initiatives including watershed assessments, and statistical and analytical tasks such as fish abundance, growth, migration timing, survival, movement, and population dynamics. The individual would work alongside collaborators including engineers, geomorphologists, biologists, statisticians, and field staff. The ideal candidate is a proficient writer with a solid foundation in statistical concepts, is proficient in computer programming (e.g., R, Python), and has demonstrated experience working with clients or interagency collaborators to propose projects and develop deliverables. In addition, this individual should have expertise in anadromous and resident salmonid biology with an in-depth knowledge of appropriate peer-reviewed literature and reports. The Quantitative Fisheries Biologist will work with MHE senior scientists, statisticians, and fisheries biologists on fish-habitat models to estimate tributary habitat carrying capacity to evaluate benefits of prospective stream rehabilitation projects. Potential tasks include developing and leveraging a variety of aquatic habitat models to identify species and life stages that may be limiting population recovery, using information from fish-habitat models to inform actions that may remove limitations, and implementing habitat monitoring protocols and evaluating habitat uplift. Projects may also include monitoring fish response from restoration actions and evaluating long-term population- and watershed-scale changes in fish growth, survival, migration timing, and abundance. The position may also require implementation of life cycle or individual-based models to determine actions that maximize benefits to diminished salmonid populations. EXAMPLE OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Project management and leadership, • Develop proposals, scopes of work, and deliverables for clients, • Collect, organize, QA/QC, and analyze complex datasets, • Contribute to and understand scripts and analyses, • Regular meeting attendance with clients and collaborators to stay up-to-speed on relevant issues in target project areas, • Conduct literature reviews, • Lead- and co-author written reports and publications, • Data visualization and distribution through the development of applications or websites, • Attend and present at regional scientific meetings, • Assist and lead field efforts. TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, CV, three references, and a writing example
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Biology, Quantitative Ecology, Statistics or an equivalent field, and four years of related experience, • OR Master’s degree in any of the above or an equivalent field, and two years of related experience, • OR Doctoral degree in any of the above or an equivalent field. • Demonstrated experience implementing scientific hypothesis testing and problem solving. • Lead authorship on technical reports and/or publications with an ability to concisely communicate results and outcomes. • Proficient using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). • Demonstrated ability to meet with collaborators and clients including effective verbal communication. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Proficient using R and/or Python and working in the Git environment. • Track record of meeting with clients or research collaborators and presenting at professional meetings. • Knowledge of anadromous fish life history and biology, specifically Columbia River stocks. • A unique fisheries skillset that adds to the breadth of our interdisciplinary team. • Demonstrated experience conducting data analyses such as mark-recapture abundance, survival estimation, growth and bioenergetics, stock-recruitment, fish population dynamics modeling, or similar.
Contact Person
Bryce Oldemeyer, Quantitative Fisheries Scientist, bryce.oldemeyer@mthoodenvironmental.com
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