We are seeking 1-2 temporary technicians to assist with a research project in the San Juan River of New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Technicians will assist with sampling backwater habitats, which are the preferred rearing habitat of early life stages of the federally-endangered Razorback Sucker and Colorado Pikeminnow. Sampling will involve the quantification of abiotic (e.g., depth; turbidity; substrate) and biotic (e.g., algal and macroinvertebrate biomass; nonnative fish density) backwater features. There is a large field component involving travel to and camping in remote locations, in addition to extended float trips on the San Juan River. Furthermore, technicians will be expected to aid in processing macroinvertebrate samples.
Currently pursuing or have already attained a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in stream ecology, aquatic sciences, or fisheries management. The applicants should have experience working in lotic systems and familiarity with basic sampling methods.