Technicians for Summer 2024

Position Title: Fisheries Research Technician (multiple openings)

Dates: approximately May 15 - August 8, 2023

Close Date: February 14, 2024 (applications will be considered as they arrive)

Description: The Fox Lab at UGA is conducting research on three species of sturgeon in coastal Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Ongoing projects in 2024 include collection of life history and habitat use data for Atlantic, Shortnose, and Gulf Sturgeons 

Responsibilities: Technician responsibilities will include the operation and trailering of small (17-21’) boats in riverine and coastal environments, fish sampling with gill and trammel nets, maintenance of acoustic receiver arrays, and data entry.  Technicians will assist with gear maintenance, including mending nets and minor boat / trailer repairs.  Technicians work 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be able to tolerate a variety of inclement field conditions including hot/cold weather, biting insects, and occasional rough water conditions.

Qualifications: Interest in fisheries.  Experience with gill nets, safe trailer and boat operation, and mechanical repair is highly desirable, but on-the-job training will be provided. Must be able to work well in a small group and share living space with the team.

Salary: Starting at $13.25 hourly, depending on education/experience.  Housing is provided.

Contact:  Applicants may apply by sending cover letter and resume (including contact info for 3 references) to:    Please include "2024 Technician Application" as the subject.

researcher holding an atlantic sturgeon
researcher measuring a gulf sturgeon
technicians preparing to retrieve a gill net from a small skiff
technician measuring water quality
technician holding a juvenile atlantic sturgeon
juvenile atlantic sturgeon on a measuring board
research site on the Altamaha River