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  • Botanist Field Technicians (Hourly Assistants)

  • Insect Collection Database Technician

  • Aquatic ecology and fisheries management internships

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Biodiversity Informatics Community Manager

    INHS is seeking a Biodiversity Informatics Community Manager (Official Title: Scientific Specialist, Biodiversity Informatics) who will research and develop programs to train users, and promote, organize, and catalyze both Species File Group (SFG) and external biodiversity informatics efforts in the context of local, national, and international biodiversity informatics collaborations. This position is located in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Interface Development and Design for Scientific Software

    INHS is seeking an Interface Development and Design for Scientific Software (Official Title: Scientific Specialist, Biodiversity Informatics) who will support biological research activities of the Survey by researching, designing, and creating prototype interfaces and experiences that accelerate biodiversity-centric software developed by the Species File Group. This position is located in Champaign, Illinois.

  • 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.

  • Scientific Specialist, Astacology

  • Fisheries Technician - Seasonal Hourly

  • 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.

  • Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist or Assistant Scientist, Wetland Soils

    INHS is seeking a Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist or Assistant Scientist, Wetland Soils (level is dependent on qualifications) ( up to two hires, depending on applicant pool and programmatic need) to administer research activities of the Survey by developing, planning, directing and conducting basic and applied research with an emphasis on the coordination and participation in wetland determinations, assessment, and monitoring. The position will be based in Champaign, Illinois.