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Fisheries Biologist

Alaskan Observers, Inc.
Unalaska, Alaska, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Serious applicants only please. Also vaccination is required. Training starts Dec 20th. The first two weeks of training are held remotely. The 3rd week is in Seattle, WA.

Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure, and practical experience in field biology? Do you want to play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources?

Do you have these Mandatory Qualifications?
Completed Bachelor's degree with a major in a natural science such as Fisheries & Wildlife, Biology, Marine Science, Marine Biology, Ecology, etc.

A minimum of 30 credit hours in applicable biological sciences.
At least one course in both math and statistics.
Coursework that emphasized the use of dichotomous (taxonomic) keys.
Must be a US Citizen.

Prior sea time is not required

As an at-sea biologist working aboard U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessels, you will gather fishing effort and location information, sampling for bycatch composition, and collecting biological data from both bycatch and target species. Observers are based out of Dutch Harbor, AK for 70-90 day deployments. Observers are guaranteed subsequent deployment opportunities, salary advances, and have room & board provided while deployed.

Commercial Fisheries Observing is a challenging and unique position. This is not a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job--rather, twelve to fourteen hour days are the rule. Gathering, sorting, and weighing a sample at sea is a physically demanding job, and recording the data gathered requires a biologist's attention to detail. The work is further complicated by the fact that observers and fisherman have different objectives--diplomatic efforts on the observer's part, aimed at securing a mutually agreeable working environment, are often part of the job.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: From $4,306 per month
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