Research II (Research Systems Manager)
Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position/Rank: Researcher II (Research Systems Manager) is a full-time position in the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (CFAAS) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This position is contingent on available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise the CFAAS research systems, including aquaculture ponds and recirculation/life support systems, boats and motors, and associated field and laboratory equipment. Assist in the training of students and staff in fisheries and aquaculture techniques. Lead efforts to ensure CFAAS research activities comply with the SIU Carbondale Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Center for Environmental Health and Safety requirements. Other duties may be assigned as necessary to facilitate the research and graduate training mission of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Natural Resources, or a related discipline with an applied aquatic emphasis or bachelor’s degree with three years relevant experience. Formal coursework in fisheries and aquaculture, and experience in conducting and overseeing aquatic research are required. Experience managing aquatic research equipment and facilities is preferred, including construction and maintenance of intensive and extensive aquaculture systems, fisheries field equipment operation and maintenance. Experience designing research projects, producing reports, and coordination with regulatory authorities regarding animal welfare and worker safety compliance is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Effective Date of Appointment: Position begins as soon as possible and is expected to continue for one year with additional years contingent on funding.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below. Include the position title and submit letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Edward J. Heist, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Professor
Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences
Department of Zoology - Life Sciences II
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6504
Carbondale, IL 62901-6510

edheist@siu.edu (electronic applications preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.