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University of Minnesota is hiring an Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology

Academic Rank
This is a tenure-track position; appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor.
Salary/Benefits
This is a 9 month position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Two months of summer salary will be provided for the first two years; subsequently, summer salary may be supplemented by research and/or educational grants up to 2.75 months. Benefits include employee health, dental, and faculty life/disability insurance, social security, faculty retirement and opportunities for professional development, including sabbatical and semester leave opportunities. Benefits are described at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html.
Essential Qualifications
Ph.D. in fisheries, ecology, or related field
Demonstrated teaching ability
Demonstrated research emphasis in fisheries ecology, including publication record
Potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Preferred Academic Preparation and Experience
Post-doctoral or faculty experience
Demonstrated expertise in quantitative fisheries ecology
Experience interacting successfully with stakeholders
Demonstrated leadership in fisheries ecology
Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively, and productively on interdisciplinary teams
Evidence of excellence in teaching

To apply
Submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement (maximum 3 pages), research statement (maximum 3 pages), and the names and contact information for three people who are willing to write letters of reference. All applications must be submitted online at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Click the “External Faculty and Staff Applicants” tab and enter 318036 in the Keywords box. Candidates will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach their letter and vitae. Additional documents should be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.
For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Todd Arnold, arnol065@umn.edu, chair of the Fisheries Ecology Search Committee. Application review will begin on September 15, 2017. The position is open until filled.
The University of Minnesota is committed to diversity and cultural inclusiveness, and women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Ann Arbor, MI) is hiring a Research Program Associate.

Closing Date: September 22, 2017

Web Address: http://www.glfc.org/science-research.php

Description: Assists Science Director and Senior Science Program Associate with research program administration including planning board meetings, coordinating proposal submission and peer review processes, negotiating research contracts, and managing program budget. Maintains and improves program website content and develops content for other program communications. Assists with conduct of research projects in the lab and/or field. Networks with Great Lakes research community. Full position description available by clicking HERE.

Desired start date: November 1, 2017.  This is a two-year position with potential for extension. Salary: GS-8 ($49,215-$60,000) commensurate with experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package.

Qualifications: M.S. in biology, fishery biology, aquatic ecology, conservation, or related discipline. Meticulous attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply: To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to research@glfc.org by 5:00pm Friday, September 22, 2017.


Position: Fisheries Biologist

Company: Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. (Massachusetts office)

Alden is a private company with a unique array of capabilities focused on hydraulic, air and gas, environmental engineering, and aquatic resource issues that need to be addressed by various industries and government agencies.  The advertised position is for a Fisheries Biologist to join Alden’s Environmental Services and Engineering Group.  Projects performed by this group include cooling water intake permitting (CWA Section 316b compliance), FERC licensing of hydropower projects, water quality monitoring, instream flow assessments, and design and biological evaluations (laboratory and field) of fish passage and protection technologies for application at water intakes.

 Job Description: Alden is seeking a highly motivated person to assist with and lead studies/projects addressing aquatic resource impacts at hydropower dams, steam electric cooling water intakes, and other types of water withdrawals (e.g., desalination intakes, irrigation diversions, and municipal water supplies).  The successful candidate will be involved in projects that include upstream and downstream fish passage evaluations, instream flow assessments, water quality monitoring, and other types of aquatic resource impact studies associated with power production and other water uses.  Responsibilities will include project management, development of study plans, performance of studies (construction of test facilities, testing with a variety of fish species and life stages, and data collection), data analysis, preparation of technical reports, and presentation of study findings at professional conferences and workshops.

 Qualifications: M.S. degree in Fisheries Biology or similar field and 1 to 3 years professional experience, or B.S. degree with 3 to 5 years of experience.  Candidates should be proficient with standard fish sampling and handling methods and have the ability to lead and perform all aspects of scientific studies in lab and field settings.  Experience with telemetry techniques is desirable and the ability to construct, operate, and maintain aquaculture facilities would be beneficial.  Strong statistical analysis, technical writing, and communication skills are required.  Experience with hydropower licensing and Clean Water Act 316(b) studies and compliance is preferred.  Must be able to work independently, as well as cooperatively in a team environment.  Excellent career opportunity with extensive potential for professional growth.

 Contact: Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Kellie Brewer, kbrewer@aldenlab.com


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American Fisheries Society (Click Here)

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