We are seeking a fisheries field technician for an investigation of juvenile amphidromous fish recruitment and the fish assemblage structure of tropical island marine-freshwater ecotones. Duties will primarily include assisting with field sampling using gill nets, dip nets, and electrofishing, as well as measuring various habitat variables. Field duties will involve wading and the operation and maintenance of a motorboat. Laboratory duties will include fish identification, preservation, and microscopy.
Applicants must have at least 6 semesters of coursework completed towards a BS in Fisheries Science or a closely related field.
Departmental Required Skills
Candidate must be able to drive a vehicle and motorboat, must be familiar with standard fish sampling techniques (i.e. gill netting, electrofishing and seining) and the use of a microscope, and fish identification must be in excellent physical health, able to swim, and able to carry over 75 lbs.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Applicant will have completed coursework and attained a BS in fisheries science or a related field of study. Some working knowledge of the Spanish language is preferred. Prior experience with sampling and identification of coastal fishes is preferred as well. It is imperative that the applicant be organized, self-motivated, able to receive instructions and carry out detailed tasks; and comfortable working in remote settings under adverse and unpredictable conditions.
Required License or Certification
Valid US Driver’s License
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North Carolina State University - 22 months ago