ABR seeks qualified applicants for the following job out of our Anchorage, Alaska, office:

Position Title: Research Biologist—Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries

Status: Seasonal

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 a broad background in aquatic biology, including fish and invertebrate studies, and experience with database management and statistical analyses. 

Job Responsibiliies:

  • Conduct field surveys for fish, aquatic invertebrates, and aquatic habitat
  • Participate in and maintain safety training as required for each project
  • Organize data and assist with analysis, reporting, and presentations
  • Manage aquatic ecology laboratory, including supplies, equipment calibration, and organization
  • Process biological samples in the laboratory including analysis of fish otoliths, stomach contents, and identification of voucher fish specimens 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. Traveling in helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, on snow machines, and in boats will be required. Experience in data management is required, preferably using Excel, Access, PostgreSQL, and R. Applicant must have strong organizational 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/zoology, or related fields required with a minimum of 3 years' experience; M.S. preferred.

Work period: June 2018 to Feb 2019, with possibility for longer term (extension based on available workload). Field stints 1–6 weeks at a time.

Wage: Depending on experience.

Closing date: Open until filled.

Contact: Please e-mail resume, 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors), and cover letter to hr@abrinc.com.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact John Seigle by e-mail at jseigle@abrinc.com or by phone: 907-344-6777, ext 206. 


ABR, Inc.—Environmental Research & Services is an equal opportunity employer.

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