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Carolina Madtom survey technician

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#1 gerald

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:55 PM

Bobby Cope, a grad student at NCSU, is currently looking for a field technician for this summer (2017). The technician would be assisting in snorkel surveys for Carolina Madtoms. The position would run from Mid-April until Late-September or October.  It will be long days and hard work, but it is extremely fun. We will be (possibly) kayaking and snorkeling along rivers in the Tar and Neuse Basins.  If you are interested or know somebody who is interested, please pass this along and contact me at wrcope@ncsu.edu to discuss the project further. You can see below for more detailed requirements and expectations for the position.


Thanks,  Bobby Cope 


The technician will participate in conducting field sampling for stream fish, data recording, and data processing. They will be an assistant and participate in snorkeling surveys, electrofishing sampling, and fish handling and processing.  Data processing will include quality control and entry into electronic databases.  The technician will work up to 40 hours/week on an irregular schedule as the demands of the work require. The technician must be able to conduct supervised field sampling in streams and rivers, swim, be comfortable snorkeling in streams and rivers, and be comfortable sampling and handling fish. The technician also must be experienced around water and in remote field settings and have abilities to participate in team field research activities. Previous experience with aquatic field sampling and snorkeling and being proficient in computer applications such as Word and Excel applications is recommended. The technician must be organized, self-motivated, and work well independently and in a group setting.

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
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