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Assistant Professor of Fish Biology

USU Department of Watershed Sciences
Logan, Utah
$79,363 to $103,176
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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UT CFWRU AUL Fish Biologist

Position Description

The US Geological Survey, Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, located in Logan, UT is inviting applications (USAJOBS - Search) for an applied Fish Biologist at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University ( We seek an individual who will build a research program in one or more of the following areas: fisheries focused restoration of lentic (including reservoirs), lotic (stream, river), and riparian habitat in the face of climate change, drought, and water overallocation, physiological and behavioral adaptations to environmental stressors, physiology of growth and reproduction, environmental stressors, fish disease and immunology, and/or the culture and propagation of aquatic organisms for management, conservation, and recovery purposes.


The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) biological sciences, physiology, zoology, fish biology, or fisheries. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the date of hire; postdoctoral experience is not required but is preferred. We seek a candidate with a strong background in fish biology who can conduct innovative applied research and can communicate their work effectively to unit cooperators and the broader public. Desirable candidates will possess the following: 1) ability to collaborate effectively with existing faculty at USU (e.g., aquatic and fish ecologists, population and quantitative ecologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, climate scientists), and with biologists and managers at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative and other state and federal partners, 2) excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills, 3) ability to train future practitioners and leaders (e.g., students and fisheries managers), 4) an understanding of policies related to fish and fisheries management, and 5) an ability to effectively communicate scientific findings, predictions, and recommendations to policymakers. Interested individuals will need to apply through the USA jobs website above but should also send a CV’s directly to Phaedra Budy, Unit Leader (


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