Field assistant for hire!

The Puget Sound Institute is hiring a research assistant position, to be filled ASAP. We’re looking for field and lab assistance with a Puget Sound herring project, beginning in February 2013. The project is a collaboration between the Puget Sound Institute (UW Tacoma) and NOAA.

We for sure need full-time help in late winter-early spring (Feb-April), and potentially part-time help for several months afterwards. There is also potential for part-time employment in 2014. The field work will include measuring herring egg mortality and collecting herring eggs in Puget Sound, and measuring egg mortality in a common garden lab experiment in the NOAA Manchester lab. Our ideal candidate will have boat experience and field experience.

The aim of the project is to determine spawning habitat limitation of herring in Puget Sound. It’s a 2-year project, and a mixture of field work, lab work and likely some analyses as well, depending on experience. Mainly, we need help with the field and lab work.

Interested parties should contact: Tessa Francis, tessa-at-uw-dot-edu.

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