Graduate Opportunities

If you are interested in graduate research opportunities with the Alaska Salmon Program, please contact the faculty you are interested in working with (Ray Hilborn – rayh@uw.edu, Daniel Schindler – deschind@uw.edu, Tom Quinn – tquinn@uw.edu). Prospective graduate students can find more information about admission to the UW Graduate School and the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences here.

2024 Employment Opportunities

Each year we hire 1-4 summer field technicians. Positions are competitive – we typically receive significantly more applications than we have spots. In 2024, we anticipate having one open field technician position.

Start and end dates are somewhat flexible, but our field season generally runs from June 1 – Sept 15. Duties include zooplankton hauls, in-stream spawner surveys, beach seine, townet, stick seine and fyke net sampling for juvenile fish, lab work (counting zooplankton, running chlorophyll samples), and assisting with various graduate/undergrad/faculty research projects. Technicians are also expected to perform basic camp maintenance and living tasks, such as filling gas tanks, painting buildings, picking up people from the airport, and participating in cooking for the group and cleaning common areas. This is a 40 hour/week paid position, with airfare and room/board included. Pay rate is $18.69/hour.

Application deadline is February 16, 2024. We will begin reviewing applications on Feb 20 and will schedule interviews for late March.

If you are interested in applying, email application materials to both Chris Boatright (cboat@uw.edu) AND Jackie Carter (jlcarter@uw.edu). You application should include a statement of interest, unofficial transcripts, and a resume/CV.