United States Department of the Interior
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Great Lakes Science Center
Hammond Bay Biological Station
11188 Ray Road
Millersburg, MI 49759
PH: (989) 734-4768 $B!|(B FAX: (989) 734-4494
December 1, 2011
Re: Accepting resumes for seasonal fisheries research technician; 2
USGS, Hammond Bay Biological Station, located on the shores of Lake Huron
near Rogers City, MI, is now accepting applications to fill 2 seasonal
fisheries research technician vacancies. We are especially looking for
applications from recent graduates to fill two positions that will start in
March and end in August, 2012.
Each technician will coordinate and lead the execution of in-stream sea
lamprey behavioral ecology experiments. The technician, with guidance from
the Principle Investigator, will supervise up to three other seasonal
technicians, schedule field deployments, collect data, and produce data
summaries. The position will be excellent experience for those interested
in graduate school.
One project will test an innovative, portable, low voltage DC electric fish
barrier in a remote stream environment to determine if it can block upstream
migration of sea lampreys and direct them to traps. The other project will
test newly developed sea lamprey mating pheromones to determine if they can
be used to increase sea lamprey trap catch. Passive integrated transponder
(PIT tag) systems will be used extensively in both projects.
Successful applicants should have experience in a natural resource field, be
comfortable working in streams, be able to thrive in harsh weather
conditions, and have experience with PIT tagging systems. Pay up to
$15/hour based on education and experience. No health or retirement
benefits. Housing in the Hammond Bay area will be provided.
To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with three references listed,
and unofficial transcripts to Nick Johnson at [log in to unmask] by 21Dec11.
Direct questions to Nick Johnson at 989-734-4768.
Nicholas S. Johnson, Ph.D.