This is FW Alum, Jason Smith’s old position.  He still there, just got promoted.  Jason said they’ve had very few applicants.  From Jason “The Researcher position is my old job, and in my opinion, is likely about the best training ground for a new fish biologist anywhere in the world.”

Please consider applying and/or spread the word to others who might be interested.


From: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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Subject: FW: Job Opportunity

From: Kevin Donner <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:34 AM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>, "'Ashley Moerke ([log in to unmask])'" <[log in to unmask]>, 'Tracy Galarowicz' <[log in to unmask]>, Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez <[log in to unmask]>, 'Don Uzarski' <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Job Opportunity

Hello All!

I’m writing to announce  yet another exciting opportunity with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB).  We are hiring a Great Lakes Fisheries Research Specialist!

The Research Specialist will serve as the primary lead for LTBB’s Cisco and Lake Whitefish research activities.  This includes participating in fieldwork, research, experimental fish rearing, data collection, management, and analysis and all aspects of the Cisco Rehabilitation Program.

On a typical day, the successful candidate will find themselves at the helm of any of the following:

  *   Conduct fisheries surveys on Lake Michigan using a variety of gear types (gill nets, seines, trawls, neuston nets, hydroacoustics equipment).
  *   Collect, manage, and analyze biological data (sex, age, maturity, spawning condition, diet, health status) of harvested fish.
  *   Participate in the development of methodology to estimate abundance, biomass, and population structure of stocked and wild, adult and juvenile cisco in Lake Michigan.
  *   Assist the Fisheries Biologist in coordinating research design.
  *   Participate in the design and implementation of experimental aquaculture research to develop gamete collection, fertilization, and rearing techniques for cisco.
  *   Conduct habitat and fisheries assessments using hydroacoustic equipment.
  *   Assist with the development of an annual trawling assessment targeting juvenile cisco and other forage fishes.
  *   Analyze data, conduct statistical analyses on complex datasets, create publication quality figures and graphs.
  *   Participate in preparation of reports and/or presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications.
  *   Pursue possible funding opportunities and work in a team to prepare funding or grant proposals.
  *   Maintain a high level of data and sample organization and implement pertinent QAQC practices

At minimum we will require the following:
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) emphasizing fisheries, biology, natural resource management, environmental science or related field from four-year College or university required. Demonstrated boating experience required. Experience designing and conducting fisheries studies in larges lakes strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who have recently completed a graduate program

Visit<> to see a full position description and for instructions on how to apply!

Please forward to any and all potentially interested parties!


Kevin Donner
Great Lakes Fisheries Program Manager
Giigoonhkeng, Aki Naagdowin
(Fisheries Program, Natural Resources Department)
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Office: 231-242-1672
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