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.

Employment Opportunities

**2021: Our plans for the 2021 field season are yet to be determined due to the COVID-19 situation. We do not know if we will be hiring field technicians this year. We still enourage you to apply, but know that we may be operating with reduced personnel and we may not be able to make firm decisions on hiring until mid-May.

Each year we hire 1-5 summer field technicians. 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 and helping 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. We begin reviewing applications on March 1.

If you are interested in applying, please email Chris Boatright (cboat@uw.edu) AND Jackie Carter (jlcarter@uw.edu). You must include a statement of interest, unofficial transcripts, and a resume or CV.