Position Announcement: Principal Investigator: Ecologist/Biologist/Environmental Scientist (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 a full description and application instructions please download Fisheries_Ecologist_Position_Jan_2014

Review of applications will begin on February 14, 2014. Position open until filled.

MARCH 2014
Position Announcement:

Positions: Assistant Crew Leader (3 positions) & Field Technicians (8 positions)

The Prince William Sound Science Center 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 the Project Leader 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 sampling salmon carcasses for otoliths and, in some cases, DNA tissues, and will map locations of redds, all according to specific, pre-designed field protocols. The crew leaders and technicians will live aboard a contracted research vessel (no more than two people to a bunkroom) or in a remote camp for the months of July, August and September, depending on the position, with only periodic, very brief visits back to Cordova for re-supply. All meals will be provided while at sea or in camps. This physically challenging stream work will occur in difficult weather conditions in very remote areas, requiring hiking difficult terrain and crossing streams while carrying equipment. Long work hours will be required.

For a full description and application instructions please download PWSSC_HatcheryWild_technicians

Application Deadline: March 30, 2014