Senior Scientific Specialist, Aquatic Ecology – Illinois

Illinois Natural History Survey/Prairie Research Institute/ University of Illinois
Zion, IL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Minimum starting salary is $45,000
Last Date to Apply
INHS is seeking an Aquatic Ecologist to oversee the Lake Michigan shoreline biomonitoring project and assist with other fisheries and ecology work at the Lake Michigan Biological Station (LMBS). This position will be located in Zion, IL.
Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position. Experience with fieldwork and laboratory protocols, techniques, and equipment used by fisheries scientists and ecologists. Experience in data collection and processing of fish chronometric structures, statistical analysis of fisheries and aquatic ecology data, and dissemination of scientific results. Substantial experience operating boats on large bodies of water in a variety of weather and wave conditions. Experience in data analysis and dissemination of scientific results. Experience in staff supervision, and substantial experience conducting ecological research in team situations. Valid Driver’s License. To Apply: Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references by December 18, 2020. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
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