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  • Fisheries Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey

    Field technicians (1-4 possible) are needed to conduct applied research in aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located in Havana, Illinois.

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Large River Ecology

    INHS is seeking a Large River Ecologist who will serve as coordinator for the aquatic macroinvertebrate component of the Long Term Resource Monitoring element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program.  This position will coordinate field collection of benthic and colonizer macroinvertebrate communities among six LTRM field stations in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, manage a lab responsible for identifying and enumerating aquatic macroinvertebrate taxa, monitor the status and trends of macroinvertebrates in the UMR, synthesize and analyze long-term data and communicate scientific findings through reports and scientific publications. Additional research into other areas of study related to aquatic macroinvertebrates and large river ecology will be encouraged.  This position is located in Havana, Illinois.

  • Fisheries Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey

    The Sam Parr Biological Station is seeking field technicians to conduct field and experimental work as well as laboratory tasks in support of research projects on sportfish management and invasion biology in lakes and ponds. This position will be based out of the Sam Parr Biological Station in Kinmundy, IL.

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Quantitative Ecology - Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Quantitative Ecologist who will explore and quantitatively assess existing fish length and age data to evaluate various approaches to fish stock assessment and identify/pursue data gaps to characterize reach-specific population demographics of recreational and commercially important sport fishes in Illinois and Mississippi rivers and evaluate current sampling strategies for riverine sportfish. This position will be located at the Illinois River Biological Station in Havana, Illinois.