Research Associate (Fisheries) – Ohio

The Ohio State University & Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Hebron, Ohio
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Research Associate will assist Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife biologists with projects associated with fisheries research and management. This is a 1-year position (renewable for an additional year) stationed at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit, Hebron, Ohio. Duties include field and office work and may require working in inclement weather, evenings, and occasional weekends. Primary duties include collecting fisheries data for standardized population assessments and research projects in Ohio reservoirs, streams, and the Ohio River. The individual in this position will prepare manuscripts based on fisheries research and management data; lead independent fisheries research and management projects; and contribute to activities at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit. Additional duties include: sample processing (fish aging, water quality measurements), data entry, data analysis, and data summarization.
Master of science degree in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or a related field, preferred; bachelor of science degree in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or a related field required. Required qualifications: One year experience sampling reservoirs and/or lakes, large rivers, and/or streams; demonstrated ability to analyze fisheries and/or aquatic datasets using statistical and data management skills; and demonstrated communication of project outcomes in written and presentation formats. Preferred skills include: field sampling experience with standard fisheries techniques (i.e., boat electrofishing, hoop- and trap-netting, and gillnetting) and limnological approaches (i.e., physical and chemical water profiles, nutrient sampling); sample processing knowledge including fish aging; proficiency with statistical analysis of large and/or complex datasets, statistical and/or empirical modeling; database management; GIS skills; and a demonstrated commitment to excellent written and verbal communication.
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Joseph Conroy
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