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Subject: Stream Sampling Crew Leader
From: Jeffrey Fore <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:42:18 +0000

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Stream Sampling Crew Leader Announcement

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking a stream sampling field-crew leader for a four-month appointment. The position will a support a project evaluating the effects of stream restoration on fish communities in west Tennessee.

Primary duties include:

-           Supervision of two technicians under the guidance of the project's primary investigators.

-           Ensuring timely collection of data and completion of laboratory work.

-           Coordinating and conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.

-           Maintenance and repair of field equipment as needed.

-           Identifying and enumerating fish species in the field and laboratory.

-           Managing an Access database, performing data entry, and data QA/QC.

Minimum Qualifications

-           BS in stream/wildlife ecology or related field (e.g., environmental sciences).

-           Experience conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.

-           Ability to quickly learn west TN fish fauna.

-           Valid driver's license.

-           Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs in mud-bottom streams.

-           Ability to work long hours (~10 hrs) in hot and humid field conditions.

This is a temporary, non-exempt position for approximately four months.  Extension of the position is contingent on available funding. Low-cost housing (~$40/week) is available at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station or the applicant may find housing in Martin, TN. Research opportunities will be available to those interested.

Application Process:  Applicants must apply online at<> (note: the job will post online soon; please send materials to Drs. Blanchard and Fore) and attach to the application the following:  a cover letter, resume, and two professional references.   Position will remain open until filled and all inquiries should be directed to Dr. Blanchard or Dr. Fore via email to Dr. Blanchard ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>; 731-884-7594) and Dr. Fore ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>; 731-343-2004).

Pay Grade 36 - $10.98 per hour minimum hiring rate, salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

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Jeff Fore, PhD
West TN Program Director
The Nature Conservancy
Cell: 731-343-2004
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