Fisheries Field and Laboratory Technicians
Agency/Location: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State
University. The field site is located in Cheboygan County, Michigan.
Responsibilities: Field and hatchery technicians (N=5) are needed to assist
in ongoing lake sturgeon research. The successful candidates will join a
long-term collaborative study between Michigan State University and the
Michigan Department of Natural Resources being conducted on the Black River
in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. Field work would include
capture of adults, collection of gametes and larvae using multiple sampling
techniques, collection of stream physical (flow, temperature, substrate,
etc) and biotic (invertebrate, fish community) data. Work will be conducted
throughout the spring and summer, in all weather conditions. This will
include long hours of in-stream research. Hatchery work will involve fish
production and experimental research at the egg and larval stages.
Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in fisheries science and
be enrolled in a biological degree program such as fisheries, zoology,
natural resources or allied fields or have a completed BS degree. A valid
driver's license is required. Experience with handling of live fish and use
of fisheries sampling and assessment equipment would be beneficial.
Salary: $5000-$6000 depending on duration of employment. These are 3 or 4
month positions. Two positions will begin in mid- to late-March. Other
positions are available beginning in April or as soon as possible
thereafter. The selected applicants will be provided with room and board
near the field site in Cheboygan County, MI for the duration of the field
season. Other necessary field equipment will be provided.
Closing Date: February 17 or as soon as qualified candidates have been
Contact: Please email a letter of interest, resume and contact information
for 2-3 references to: Kim Scribner ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask]), Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and
Wildlife, Ph: (517) 432-4935, Fax: (517) 432-1699.