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Associate Scientist – Fish Ecology, Southern Illinois University – Fisheries & IL Aquaculture Center

Position Summary: Lead a funded research team conducting aquatic ecology research focusing on the movement and distribution of invasive bigheaded carps in the Illinois, Wabash, White, and Ohio Rivers. The position is a full-time, twelve-month term contract and can be extended depending on performance and available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee a funded research project including sampling of bigheaded carps and native fishes, conducting research-grade echo-sounding surveys, monitoring acoustically tagged fishes, and collecting ecological data across a broad geographic scale. Assist students and technicians with data processing and analysis. Publish research results in the peer-reviewed literature and agency reports. Participate in stakeholder meetings, supervise researchers, present at national conferences, and assist in proposal development.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 06/15/2023
  • Organization: Southern Illinois University - Fisheries & IL Aquaculture Center
  • Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in ecology and natural resources, with field experience. Strong record of publishing in the peer-reviewed literature. Statistical and data curation skills. Budgeting contracts and grants. Ability to work in an inclusive team. Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral experience. Analysis of hydroacoustic and/or fish movement data. Experience with ecological modeling.
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  • Location: Carbondale, IL
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James Garvey

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