Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant NOW HIRING (image of buoy in Lake Michigan)

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) is searching for someone to take over responsibilities for managing the IISG buoy program, including buoy deployment, retrieval, maintenance, and data management. This aquatic ecology specialist position also supports aquatic field and laboratory research and teaching in Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis is required. To view the complete job description and apply, visit the listing on the Purdue careers website. Closing date is January 4, 2021


Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity university. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. For more on Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s commitment to inclusion, please see our values statement.


  • Deployment, retrieval, and maintenance of Lake Michigan real-time monitoring buoys and associated data (incl. boat operation)
  • Development and delivery of outreach programming related to real-time monitoring buoys
  • Training of students on various field and laboratory sampling techniques
  • Assisting with field and laboratory analysis and synthesis (incl. boat operation, biological sampling analysis, fish and invertebrate identification)
  • Training of student researchers to operate boats and field sampling equipment, including safety training
  • Maintenance of research boats and fisheries field sampling equipment


To apply, go to Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Resume dates must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of January 4, 2021. 


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a part of University of Illinois Extension and Purdue Extension.

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