University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Science
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Position: Coastal Ecology Research Technician
Requirements: See job description

Coastal Ecology Research Technician Position

Project Description: Climate change is shifting patterns of temperature and precipitation in Southeast Alaska. Glacial and non-glacial watersheds are impacted differently by these shifting climate patterns, and the freshwater runoff from watersheds plays an important role in nearshore and estuarine ecosystems. We aim to describe estuarine fish community composition and feeding ecology along a gradient of glacial influence in the Gulf of Alaska. This project is part of the Alaska EPSCoR Fire and Ice program:
 Assist with monthly fieldwork in the Juneau area including beach seining and intertidal quadrat sampling. Must be available to work some weekends that fall on low tides.
 Perform lab work, including water quality measurements and salmon gut content analysis.
 Data entry and preliminary analysis.

 Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in good standing.
 Must be able to work occasional long hours in the field in rainy and cold conditions, arrive on time for morning fieldwork (sometimes as early as 3 or 4 AM), and lift or carry for short distances equipment weighing 20-40 pounds.
 Strong communication and organizational skills, self-motivation, and a desire to learn fisheries field and lab techniques are required.
 Preferred skills include fieldwork experience, familiarity with fish/invertebrate identification, and microscope use. However, we are happy to provide whatever training is necessary.

Details and Contact
 Job start and end dates can be flexible, but applicant should be available to begin in April/May and work through August/September 2020.
 Position is paid, with opportunities for both full-time and part-time hours.
 Work will be conducted in the Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab at the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, 17101 Point Lena Loop Rd, Juneau. Student must have transportation.

To apply:

Please email the following to Nina Lundstrom (MS student, and Anne Beaudreau (Associate Professor, by January 15, 2020:

(1) letter detailing your interest and qualifications,

(2) resume,

(3) unofficial transcript, and

(4) contact information for two professional references.

For more information on the Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab, visit

Contact: Nina Lundstrom
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Closing Date: January 15, 2020