Job: Hourly Fisheries/Aquatic Ecology Research Technician

Title Hourly Fisheries/Aquatic Ecology Research Technician
Agency, Location Illinois Natural History Survey/Kaskaskia Biological Station
Categories Apply, Permanent
Job # 14096
Salary $12.50 per hour

Conduct fieldwork and laboratory tasks in support of research projects on sportfish management and invasion biology in lakes and rivers. Current research projects include spatial ecology and food web effects of habitat enhancements in reservoirs, experimental harvest regulations, and the ecology and management of invasive Asian carp in the Illinois River.


 Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology or closely related field. Good judgement and interpersonal skills are essential. Requires significant physical exertion (including carrying 40 or more pounds of gear), commitment to safety, and meticulous data recording.  Familiarity with boat operation and safety desirable. Candidate must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, possible nights or weekends, and work from a boat on large water bodies. A valid driver’s license and ability to swim is required.

Ad Closing Date: 01/29/2021


For full consideration, applications should be received by 1/29/2021, but position will remain open until filled.  Electronic applications required.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, copy of unofficial college transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to Kyle Broadway, 217-728-4851, [email protected].