San Juan River Ecology Technician: San Juan River, NM

Agency
Pittsburg State University
Location
San Juan River, NM
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10.00 per hour; up to 999 hours per year. Travel-related research expenses will be covered.
Start Date
07/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/10/2021
Website
https://pittstate.edu/
Description
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.
Qualifications
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.
Contact Person
Blake Hansen
Contact eMail
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