The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) in Cordova, Alaska is leading a project to collect samples under a contract with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the agency’s investigation of the interactions and impacts between hatchery and wild Pink and Chum Salmon in Prince William Sound. The PWSSC is now accepting applications for summer crew leaders and field technicians to assist with this project. These positions will report to Project Leader, Dr. Kristen Gorman, for salmon stream sampling in Prince William Sound. All crew members will receive bear safety and other field safety training. Crew members will participate in surveying salmon and sampling spawned out carcasses for otoliths, and in some cases DNA tissues, all according to specific, predesigned field protocols. Crew leaders and technicians will live aboard contracted research vessels or in a remote field camp for the months of July, August and September, depending on the position with only periodic, brief visits back to Cordova for re-supply. All meals will be provided while at sea or in field camps. This physically challenging fieldwork will occur in difficult field conditions (i.e., rain, wind, mosquitos, sometimes rough ocean conditions) in very remote areas, requiring hiking difficult terrain and crossing streams while carrying equipment. Long work hours will be required. Further information on field positions and details on how to apply can be
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