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Graduate positions and jobs in fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic sciences.

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Fish Culturist

EMPLOYER: Valdez Fisheries Development Association
LOCATION: Valdez, Alaska

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. Under the general supervision of the Hatchery Manager and Assistant Hatchery Manager, the Fish Culturist performs a variety of fish culture duties varying with the season of the year. In addition, each Culturist will be assigned the supervision of an area of responsibility either on a permanent or as-needed basis in the areas of egg take, incubation, rearing, harvest, and laboratory. General site duties shared with other staff members will also be required of each Culturist. Independent judgment and performance is required when initiating and implementing hatchery projects, processes and schedules. The Fish Culturist supervises fish technicians assigned to their projects.

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Otolith Recovery Technician (Seasonal)

EMPLOYER: Valdez Fisheries Development Association
LOCATION: Valdez, Alaska

Under the general supervision of the Hatchery Manager, the Otolith Recovery Technician will systematically collect otoliths from commercially harvested salmon at periodic intervals from conveyor belts as fish are being offloaded from tenders or fishing vessels or as the fish are being processed. This is usually done using a timed signal (for example, once every 5 minutes); the employee will remove the otoliths from the selected fish and place the otoliths in a sample tray and receive direction and daily task assignments from a State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game representative. This is a seasonal, agriculture exempt, hourly position with some extended hours required.

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Fisheries and Administrative Assistant

EMPLOYER: Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission
LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia

The Fisheries and Administrative Assistant (FAA) has two primary responsibilities (1) perform daily administrative tasks associated with the front office, and (2) provide technical support to the Commission’s outreach, fisheries management, and science programs. The FAA is expected to be a team player, performing routine duties independently, proactively and in a timely manner.

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EMPLOYER: US Fish and Wildlife Service
LOCATION: Carterville, IL

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is filling numerous temporary Biological Technician positions (GS-5) in Region 3 ( While these positions might work on a variety of projects, some are likely to be located in Carterville, IL to work on projects related to Asian carp monitoring and control in the Ohio and Illinois Rivers, habitat restoration, pallid sturgeon recovery efforts, among others.  Recent graduates, Bachelor’s degree or similar level of school/experience, are encourages to apply. For further questions contact David Glover at 618-997-6869; 105 or 618-579-4872.


EMPLOYER: Auburn University
LOCATION: Auburn, Alabama

Research assistant in Aquatic Parasitology and Aquatic Animal Health as part of the Southeastern Cooperative Fish Parasite and Disease Project; a research focus area within the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (Auburn University), Research, Diagnostics.