Current Job Opportunities

Hiring for the 2024 field season is now closed! Please check back in December 2024!

Technicians will assist in ongoing lake sturgeon research. Field work includes conducting an annual adult census on the Upper Black River, larval sturgeon drift collection, late-summer juvenile sturgeon census, and assisting with field research as assigned. Hatchery work includes rearing fall fingerling lake sturgeon using standardized aquaculture methodology.
Successful applicants will assist with the collection and fertilization of eggs from fish and will care for and clean developing eggs during egg incubation. Technicians will collect biological data from adults and collect larval lake sturgeon and larval fishes and aquatic insects during the post-spawning period. Technicians will be responsible for maintaining hatchery data and water quality data. Technicians may work long hours during daylight and night hours and in inclement weather.

Field and Hatchery Tech (N=4)                                                    Hatchery Production Technician (N=1)


Seasonal Opportunities with Black River Streamside Rearing Facility


Included Lodging

Sturgeon Capture

Diving with Lake Sturgeon

How to collect biological data from a Lake Sturgeon