Job: Stream Research Technician

Title Stream Research Technician
Agency, Location Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Categories Temporary
Job # 12140
Salary $12.00 per hour, approximately 40 hours per week.
End Date Application deadline is March 3, 2017.

Applicants will assist Stream Ecologist in bioassessment of streams and rivers in Illinois. Tasks will include backpack electrofishing, electric seining, collection of macroinvertebrates and mussels and collection of habitat and water quality data.


Applicant should have an interest in stream and fisheries ecology, and have a desire to gain additional experience in this field. Progress toward or completion of a B.S. in aquatic sciences is preferred. The ability to carry heavy equipment, work in waders, and work in harsh weather conditions is required. Travel, often overnight for several days (travel cost provided), and a valid driver’s license is required. Determined work ethic, ability to follow directions, ability to read and navigate from maps, field experience in streams, fish or mussel identification skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting are desirable traits. May 22, 2017 through September 1, 2017 (dates negotiable). Visit for more information about our research and opportunities.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to the application deadline. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, CV, and names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 2 references to: IMPORTANT! Please reference “Metzke Technicians” in the subject line of the email. Direct technical questions to Brian Metzke at