RANK: Research Assistant (1.0 FTE)
LOCATION: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
SALARY: $1500-$2000 per month plus benefits
APPLICATION: Closing date: December 31, 1996, or until a suitable
candidate is found
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: December 1 1996 - June 30 1997. Annual
fixed term with possibility of yearly extensions depending on
availability of funds and the discretion of the Department Head.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of B.S. degree with experience or
M.S. degree in fisheries or related field. Preference for M.S.
and experience with otolith microstructure analysis.
DUTIES: Incumbent will be a member of a research team
investigating interannual recruitment variability, early life
history dynamics, and taxonomy of endangered Klamath suckers.
Study area is Upper Klamath drainage in Klamath County, Oregon.
Approximately 8 one-week sampling trips will be scheduled
Specific duties include:
1. Conduct early life history sampling of endangered freshwater
fishes during their first year of life.
2. Maintain otolith preparation laboratory and conduct ancillary
studies as needed on age and growth of fishes.
3. Maintain accurate field notes, caring for G.P.S. and other
field equipment and government vehicles.
4. Data entry and summary, preparation of reports and
preliminary analysis using microcomputers.
5. Identify similar-looking species in the field and lab.
6. Present results of research to interested audiences,
including other professionals and interested public.
7. Work closely with personnel of the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation, National Biological Survey, Klamath Tribe, U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and
A demonstarted ability to conduct independent scientific
investigations is highly desired. All of the above duties must be
performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and
timeliness. Employee must be willing to work as a team member
and capable of working in close quarters and in foul weather.
The work can be physically very strenuous and involves field
conditions of working on small boats in a variety of conditions.
Time schedules may change throughout the season, with work being
done during the day, night, and/or early morning. Must have a
valid driver's license and must be able to operate a 4-wheel
drive pickup truck. Experience with small boat handling
APPLICATIONS: A completed application must consist of: 1)
a letter of application (letter should address your
qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described),
2) a professional resume, 3) a copy of your university
transcript, 4) list of three references with telephone numbers
who are familiar with your professional qualifications.
SUBMIT TO: Douglas F. Markle
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University, Nash 104
Corvallis, OR 97331-3803
For information contact D. Markle, 541-737-1970 or
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HAS A POLICY OF BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE
NEEDS OF DUAL-CAREER COUPLES.