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  • Aquatic Field Technician - Hourly Associate (Great Rivers Field Station)

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking field technicians (1-2 possible) to conduct applied research in the area of large-river ecology in Southwestern Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term fish and water quality monitoring data and additional research projects. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located at the Great Rivers Field Station in Alton, Illinois.

  • Fisheries Technician - Seasonal Hourly

  • Fisheries Technician (Hourly) - Lake Michigan Biological Station

    The Lake Michigan Biological Station is looking for an hourly technician to participate in daily research activities related to monitoring yellow perch population dynamics, nearshore and tributary fish assemblages, benthic invertebrate and zooplankton resources, and sport fish harvest dynamics along the Illinois shoreline of Lake Michigan.

  • Public Health Entomology Technician (Hourly)

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking several undergraduate or recently graduated hourly technicians during April-November of 2020 to work on mosquito and tick surveillance and field experiments. The position is based at the Illinois Natural History Survey Medical Entomology Lab, within the University Research Park. Applicants should be available full-time (Mon-Fri) for at least part of the Spring-Fall period.

  • Seasonal Creel Technician - Hourly

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Creel Technician to conduct basic and applied research in the area of aquatic ecology. This position will be located at the Lake Michigan Biological Station in Zion, Illinois. 

  • Aquatic ecology and fisheries management internships

  • Insect Collection Database Technician

  • Botanist Field Technicians (Hourly Assistants)