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Research Assistant, Carleton University and Virginia Tech

We are looking to hire research assistants for a large-scale research project on fishing for food around the Great Lakes. This is a Great Lakes Fisheries Commission funded project led by Drs. Vivian Nguyen (Carleton University) and Leandro Castello (Virginia Tech).

We are trying to understand the population of anglers who rely on fishing for food security in the Great Lakes. More specifically, we are looking to administer an in-person questionnaire with shore anglers to determine if people are fishing for food, what species they target, what motivations they have for fishing, and how important fishing is for their food and nutritional security.

We are looking to hire research assistants (paid positions) to conduct fieldwork around Lake Erie. Research assistants would be asked to approach and survey anglers encountered at popular fishing sites around the study areas at different moments of fishing throughout the calendar year.

We are looking for people who have a keen interest and desire to engage in human dimensions of fisheries research. However, the following skills and experience are ideal:

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Sensitivity, awareness and experience (asset) working in diverse socio-economic-cultural settings
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is a valuable asset
  • Experience with surveys or interviews is an asset
  • Knowledge and/or interest about the Great Lakes recreational fisheries
  • Interest in provisioning fisheries and food security

Undergrand and grad encouraged to apply
6-8 hrs/week

Many Research Locations:
Buffalo, NY
Rochester, NY
Detroit, MI
Cleveland, OH
Toledo, OH
Toronto, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario
St. Catharine’s, Ontario
Windsor, Ontario

  • Job Type: Other
  • Organization: Great Lakes Fisheries Commission
  • How to apply: If interested, please send CV to Dr. Vivian Nguyen
  • Location: Multiple in MI, OH, NY and Ontario, CA

Contact Information

Vivian Nguyen

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