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  • Stream Ecology Research Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking 4-5 temporary stream research technicians to conduct bioassessments of aquatic life in wadeable streams and surveys targeting rare fish species in rivers of Illinois.

  • Plant Pollinator Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI

    The Plant-Pollinator Ecology Team is seeking several field technicians for statewide biological monitoring of grasslands, including monarch butterflies and milkweeds.

  • Fisheries/Aquatic Ecology Research Technician (Hourly)- Sam Parr Biological Station - Illinois Natural History Survey

    INHS is seeking a Fisheries/Aquatic Ecology Technician 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 positon will be located in Kinmundy, Illinois.

  • Geophysics Field Technicians (Hourly) - Illinois State Geological Survey

    The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking undergraduate or graduate students to participate in acquiring and processing geophysical data during the summer 2021 field season.  Conduct field work, download data, perform processing, utilize GIS software to prepare maps of field locations, digitize and process archived geophysical data, and assist with other geophysical and/or geologic field projects.  Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Laboratory Assistant (Hourly) - Illinois State Geological Survey

    The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking an individual to participate in and assist with research, development, and evaluation of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture & utilization and gas separation technologies.  Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Wetland Bird Research Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking 5 technicians to start in August 2021 at Forbes Biological Station located in Havana, IL.

  • Laboratory Assistant (Hourly) - Illinois State Geological Survey

    The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking an individual to participate in and assist with research and development projects related to the treatment of PFAS residuals, carbon dioxide capture, gas separation, and waste stream purification materials and technologies.  Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Engineering Assistant (Hourly) - Illinois State Geological Survey

    The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking an individual to participate in and assist with research and development projects related to development of carbon nanomaterials and water treatment. Participate and assist in the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials and sorbents; assist in performing laboratory experiments related to other engineering projects; assist in data collection and maintenance; assist in preparing reports and documents; and conduct literature searches.  Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.