Two Field Assistants Needed ~

22 de febrero de 2005

Two Field Assistants Needed

The Adirondack Fisheries Research Program
( is hiring two field assistants to help with various fisheries and aquatic research. Responsible field assistants are needed starting in April 2005.
Application Deadline: 1 March 2005
Duration of position: 1 April through 31 December 2005 (temporary position, specific dates negotiable)
Pay: $10.60/ hour; benefits (health insurance, holiday pay), housing available
Position description: The successful applicant would be assigned to the Little Moose Field Station (LMFS; near Old Forge, New York, in the Adirondack Park) to provide support for research projects. Specific duties will include: assist on-going research projects conducted by staff scientists and graduate students; including field sampling, laboratory analysis, and data base management with computer software. Assist in fish culture activities at the LMFS.
For additional information, contact Clifford Kraft, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001. email:; phone: 607.255.2775.
Application Deadline: 10 March 2005
Duration of position: 20 April 2005 through 20 April 2006 (1 yr., dates
Pay: $11.80/ hour; benefits (health insurance, holiday pay)
Position description: The successful applicant will work primarily on two different research projects. The first project is studying the status and recovery of the state-endangered round whitefish. Specific duties will include: collect round whitefish using gill nets, trap nets, and electro fishing in Adirondack lakes; conduct baseline water quality and biotic sampling; count and identify zooplankton and benthic samples; age fish with scales and otoliths; process fish diets; data entry and analysis.
The second project studies the effects of woody debris on nutrient cycling in streams in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and/or the White Mountains (New Hampshire). Specific duties include: stream woody debris surveys; aid in the set up and execution of stream nutrient releases; manipulation of woody debris in streams; and potential electrofishing surveys in streams; prepare water samples for chemical and stable isotope analysis; data entry and analysis.
Additional opportunities to work on various other projects associated with the AFRP also will be possible.
For additional information, contact Geoff Steinhart, Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001. email:; phone: 607.254.6483.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or other formal training in the areas of natural resources, fishery biology, aquatic biology, or ecology. Successful applicants must be in good physical condition, willing to work long hours in inclement weather, be willing to travel for weeks at a time (housing/camping will be provided during travel), be able or willing to learn to operate outboard motors and ATV's, be willing to work in remote locations and to fly in small float-equipped aircraft. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in building skills needed to pursue a career in aquatic ecology.
Applications are officially submitted online at The jobs are posted under "Staff
(non-academic) and Librarian Positions." Please make sure to select the appropriate job number (LMFS Assistant =03515, Field Technician =03564).

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