Summer 2015 employment opportunity:

 Crew Leaders (3-5 positions) and Field Technicians (10-12 positions).


The  Prince  William  Sound  Science  Center  (PWSSC)  is leading  a project to collect  samples  under  a contract with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for the agency’s investigation of the interactions and impacts between hatchery and wild salmon (pink and chum) in Prince William Sound. 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. These positions 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 (no more than two people to a bunk room), or in a remote field camp for the months of July, August and September, depending on the position. There will be only periodic, very brief visits back to Cordova for re-supply. All meals will be provided while at sea or in camps. Alcohol, marijuana, or any illegal drugs are strictly prohibited while working in the field on any PWSSC sponsored project. This physically  challenging  fieldwork  will  occur  in difficult  field conditions (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. For further details please see announcement

January 2015 Position Announcement:

Principal Investigator: Ecologist—Fisheries focus.

The Prince William Sound Science Center (,  a non-­profit research and education institution located on the shores of Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska ( and, is seeking a highly motivated scientist for a fisheries-­related research position focused on pelagic fish assessment and systems ecology. This individual will join a multi-­disciplinary and multi-­institutional team studying and monitoring various aspects of the ecosystem dynamics of Prince William Sound, the Copper River watershed, and the northern Gulf of Alaska. For further details please see announcement