Researcher I (Fisheries Biologist) Needed

Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science
Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Position: Researcher I (Fisheries Biologist), Full-time, term, professional researcher position in fisheries and invasion ecology. The selected candidate will plan and complete field work and analyze collected data on the ecology of invasive species in the Illinois River.

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology or related field (M.S. preferred). Applicant(s) must exhibit a strong background in fisheries research, including boat operation and maintenance, and fisheries techniques (e.g., gill and trammel nets, operating boat electrofishing equipment). Experience with statistical analysis is also preferred as is experience with presentation and publication of research.

Duties: Including, but not limited to: operation of boats, conducting fish hydroacoustic sampling in rivers, processing and analyzing hydroacoustic data, routine collection and identification of riverine fishes, surgical implantation of acoustic transmitters in fish, analyzing and interpreting fisheries data for reports or publications. The selected candidate is also encouraged to develop their own research projects. The successful candidate must make multiple overnight trips for field work (up to 100 nights per year), work long hours under adverse weather conditions, maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to routinely lift 50 pounds. Work is approximately 50% field and 50% on campus.

Application Deadline: April 5,2019 or until filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus insurance.

Start Date and Duration: Start date is flexible May, 2019. Position lasts for one year and can be extended depending on performance and funding.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume or CV, unofficial transcripts (official required prior to hire), and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. David Coulter
Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6511Carbondale, IL 62901