Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of Alaska Chapter AFS Annual Meeting
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Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association SSRAA is currently hiring for our seasonal port sampling and tagging positions in Petersburg and Ketchikan. This position will focus on the collection of biological data from salmon at the local fish processing plants and assisting with the coded wire tagging process at two SSRAA hatcheries. Tasks involved include, but are not limited to: the extraction of otoliths, the collection of sex and weight samples, accurately recording data for individual sample sets, following appropriate lab protocol for processing otoliths, fin clipping Chinook and coho fry, and operating a Mark IV tag machine. The positions run from June through September, with some flexibility regarding the start and end dates. Email Tessa to ask questions or to submit your application!
Fish and Wildlife Technician 3
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game This is an eight-month permanent seasonal Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 position with the Groundfish Project in Sitka, anticipated to be staffed each year between April 1 and November 30, though exact dates of the position depend on dynamics of the fisheries. Primary duties of this position include port sampling commercially caught groundfish; entering and editing fish tickets, fishery logbooks, and biological data; distributing sablefish tag rewards; participating in groundfish stock assessment surveys; and assisting with and answering public inquiries regarding groundfish fisheries. This is a great position for someone interested in fisheries management and fish biology, who enjoys working directly with natural resources as part of a dynamic position with varied duties. The data collected by the Groundfish Project are used to set commercial harvest limits and make management recommendations to the Alaska Board of Fish, thereby guiding future management of the region’s groundfish.
MS Graduate Position: Herring Population Genomics
University of Alaska Fairbanks We are seeking a candidate for a MS assistantship in Fisheries to study the population genomics of Pacific Herring in the Bering Sea. Please see the link for instructions on how to apply or email Jessica Glass firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrés López email@example.com for more details.
Research Fish Biologist, ZP-3
NOAA The Groundfish Assessment Program at the AFSC is seeking to hire a ZP3-level fish biologist at the Seattle campus. This position will open on Monday, February 28, and will be open for 10 days. The announcement and application information can be found here:
Please forward this announcement to all potentially interested candidates. Questions can be directed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that we hope to have an additional ZP2/3 position announcement released soon.
Summer biological and physical science technicians
USGS Alaska Science Center Several different USGS Ecosystems and Water Office staff are looking for summer seasonal assistance with field and laboratory projects. Technicians will help with work in laboratory and or field setting in support of USGS projects that are collecting data and conducting analysis of physical, chemical and or biological information. Contact Nicole Kriz at the email below for more information.
Centre for Applied Research at NHH (SNF) Post-doctoral researcher on a project funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the CASINO-project (Winners and losers in the climate casino: Arctic marine resources under climate change). The project has an interdisciplinary scope and candidates should have, or be close to complete, a PhD in economics, ecology, or a related field. The primary objective of the project is to examine climate change impacts on fish, shellfish and their fisheries in the Atlantic and Pacific Arctic shelf seas.
Ecosystem modeler post-doctoral associate
University of Miami, RSMAS The Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment team has posted an opening for postdoctoral associates to be hired through CIMAS. One of these positions will be for an ecosystem modeler to continue development of an EwE model focused on fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.
Postdoc in Ecological Modelling
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences The Department of Aquatic Resources is looking for a researcher to work on multispecies ecological modelling in the Baltic Sea. Following the recovery of the Baltic seal populations, seal-fisheries interactions have increased, and concerns have been raised on the potential conflicts between the seal conservation objectives and the fishing sector. There has been an incremental interest for quantitative tools to investigate trade-offs between the management of fisheries and marine mammals throughout the Baltic under the uncertain effects of climate change on predators and preys. Complex multispecies and ecosystem models can serve such demand by providing qualitative and quantitative estimates of the expected benefits, costs, and risks associated with alternative management actions.
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Evaluating climate-ready management strategies for Pacific Hake
Term Assistant Research Professor
Alaska Center for Conservation Science, UAA Regular, Full-Time, Research Faculty located at the Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska. Our mission is to foster research, education, and collaboration in biological conservation and natural resource management in Alaska and the Arctic. This position will develop additional extramurally funded aquatic ecology research and data serving projects and work closely with members of the ACCS aquatic ecology team on existing projects. Primarily, this position is designed to expand the depth and breadth of aquatic ecological capacity of the Center. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, monitoring and assessment of freshwater habitat across Alaska, documentation and analysis of aquatic biodiversity and food, stream temperature monitoring and modeling, developing new research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, engaging with ACCS partners, including federal, state, tribal and non-profit entities. This is a full time this position where the successful candidate will serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on extramurally funded projects. Applicants must have strong communication skills for this position and will work closely with ACCS ecologists. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and three to five years of experience is preferred. Capacity to manage an aquatics lab and taxonomic and ecological expertise in common bioindicator taxa (e.g., macroinvertebrates, diatoms) is preferred. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. Apply to this position to join our team!