Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Trask River Headwaters, Oregon
Closing date: 6 April 2015
Eight bioscience field technicians are needed for stream ecology research in the headwaters of the Trask River in northwestern Oregon from 18 May – 23 September, 2015. Duties include electrofishing and surveying headwater streams for amphibians and fish, marking amphibians and fish for capture-recapture studies using elastomer and PIT tags, carefully recording animal markings and measurements, characterizing stream substrate, and data entry/proofing. This is an opportunity to work with the Trask Paired Watershed Study.
Work requires a high degree of safety consciousness and personnel must be constantly alert to physical and biological hazards. Hiking in steep, brushy terrain off-trail and carrying heavy equipment is required. Applicants must work well with a team of others, and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants having prior experience using elastomer or electrofishing equipment or handling fish or amphibians will rank highly. Knowledge or experience with scientific principles, statistical sampling and capture-mark-recapture methods will also benefit the applicant.
Salary is $12.24–$17.39/hour depending on experience, 40 hours per week. Living accommodations during 4–5-day (occasionally 8-day) work stints will be primitive camping. Some camping equipment is provided but housing outside of work stints is not provided.
Apply through Oregon State University job board (jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp) by 6 April 2015: Search postings for posting number 0014149.
Inquiries may be sent to Nathan Chelgren: nathan_chelgren [at] usgs [dot] gov.