Job: Salmon Field Biologist

Title Salmon Field Biologist
Agency, Location Prince William Sound Science Center & University of Alaska Fairbanks
Categories Student, Temporary
Job # 13820
Salary $12-17, depending on level of experience.

We are seeking a field technician to assist in a study of sockeye salmon in the Copper River.  Position responsibilities include: 1) capturing, handling, and radio-tagging adult sockeye, 2) surveying spawning grounds, 3) sampling (including measures of fat using a microwave sensor and gill tissue extraction and preservation) of sockeye salmon spawners throughout the watershed, and 4) laboratory processing (including otolith removal and tissue grinding and preservation). 


Individuals need to have experience working independently and in remote locations.  Successful candidates will have a very strong work ethic and be a reliable communicator and problem solver.  Preference will be given to those with experience working in rivers and trailering and operating small skiffs, adept at capturing and handling fish, and experienced in laboratory work.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Time will be split between Cordova and Glennallen, Alaska. Employment will extend from July into September (approximately 2 months).

Ad Closing Date: 2 March 2020


Pete Rand, [email protected] (include email header: Salmon Field Biologist App)