Job: Seasonal Fisheries Monitoring Position

Job Opening – Fish Monitoring Research Assistant – Temporary, Wells Maine*____

The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maine is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) seasonal Research Assistant position. The position will last for ten weeks from March 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017. ____

The position will support ongoing monitoring of diadromous fish species in the York River. Work will primarily include field data collection through the use of trapping, netting, and visual surveys. The Research Assistant will work with Reserve staff and volunteers to deploy and maintain equipment, collect samples, manage data, and conduct lab analyses. The monitoring work will occur four weekdays/week with the 5th day for equipment maintenance and data management. They will also assist with dissemination of project outcomes through written reports and public outreach. ____

Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Experience with collecting data in the field and following written protocols is highly desired. Applicants should also be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team and work well independently, and should be organized and detail oriented. Work will be physical with the carrying and deploying of nets and traps with weights up to 60 pounds over uneven ground and soft river bed. Field conditions are likely to be cold and inclement at times. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. ____

The Research Assistant will be compensated at $13.65 per hour and will be eligible to receive free onsite housing.____

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume of work experience, three professional or academic references, and a copy of their college transcript by email to tsmith@wellsnerr.org <mailto:tsmith@wellsnerr.org> ____

or by mail to: ____

attn: Tin Smith ____

Wells Reserve ____

342 Laudhom Farm Road ____

Wells, Maine 04090 ____

*Applications will be reviewed starting February 23 and will close March 7th, 2017____*

For more information about the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and our work please visit our website at www.wellsreserve.org <http://www.wellsreserve.org>.____

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