Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries RB, Anchorage Office


STATUS:  Professional established position

JOB SUMMARY: ABR has an immediate opening for an Aquatic Ecologist/Fishery Biologist to assist with fishery, aquatic ecology, and water quality projects in streams, lakes, and marine waters throughout Alaska. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience or knowledge of fish and macroinvertebrate biology, water quality and/or hydrology studies, and experience with database management and statistical analyses.


  • Conduct field surveys for fish, aquatic invertebrates, and aquatic habitats
  • Manage logistics for field work in both road-accessible and remote locations
  • Participate in safety training and maintain safety documentation
  • Manage relational databases of aquatics field data and assist with analysis, reporting, and presentations
  • Manage aquatic ecology laboratory, including supplies, equipment calibration, and organization for field and laboratory studies
  • Process fish otoliths, stomach contents, and identify voucher specimens of fish and invertebrates

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience conducting field surveys using a variety of aquatic sampling techniques and expertise in fish identification is required. Applicant must be able to conduct field work involving wading and physical labor in remote settings, sometimes in inclement weather. Traveling in helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, on snow machines, and in boats will be required. Experience in database management and analysis is required, preferably using PostgreSQL and R. Experience with GIS is a plus. Applicant must have strong organization skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. A valid driver’s license and a B.S. in fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, or related fields required, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. M.S. preferred.

WORK PERIOD: Approximately 30 hours/week; field work will involve longer hours and as many as 21 days of consecutive work, mostly during the summer and fall.

WAGE AND BENEFITS:  Wage dependent on experience; eligible for full benefits after 3 months of employment.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. First review 15 February 2019.

CONTACT: Please e-mail resume, 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors), and cover letter to If you have any questions about the position, please contact John Seigle by e-mail ( or phone: 907-344-6777
ext 206.

ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"