Illinois Natural History Survey seeks 3 permanent Fisheries Biologists (Havana/Yorkville, IL)

Job Close Date: 
April 13, 2016 - 11:59pm

Three openings for full-time, permanent Fisheries Biologists with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Two positions will be located in Havana Illinois at the Illinois River Biological Station and the third will be co-located with 2 current INHS staff members and 4 Illinois DNR biologists in our joint Yorkville Field Office (see attached announcements for greater detail). The responsibilities are divided among both field sampling in the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers (electrofishing and netting) and data analysis, conference/workshop presentation, and peer-reviewed publication of results. While all three are contract-oriented positions, INHS is a research organization ( so there will also be an opportunities for research projects supporting to the main contract work.

The field station has a projects are focused on several aspects of large river-floodplain ecology ranging from zooplankton dynamics to mussel ecology and 2 long term fish monitoring programs. The staff IRBS staff will be 12 when the positions are filled: A mixture of seasonal technicians, grad students, Fisheries Biologist, and postdoctoral researchers. Top candidates will be bachelors or master’s level individuals with a background in fisheries, some electrofishing and fish identification skills, and a desire to work in a team whose output is measured in sample collection, conferences and journals.

Applications must be received by April 13, 2016.  To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile
through  Qualified candidates must upload a letter detailing qualifications noted
above, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e‐mail addresses of three
professional references.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  
For further information please contact Angela Young, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217‐