Virginia Tech


Blacksburg, VA



Friday August 19, 2022


The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation is seeking a research technician. This position will support multiple research projects. Primary duties will be collecting and processing samples and data on summer flounder, working with a seafood processor and the VT Seafood AREC in Hampton, VA, and in our lab based in Blacksburg, VA. Extended stays at the VT Seafood AREC may be required. Technician will assist with research on recreational fishery stakeholder attitudes toward flounder management, which may include travel throughout the coastal mid-Atlantic. Technician will assist with lab administration, including managing wage employees, overseeing documentation, sample inventory, supply ordering, and equipment maintenance. Technician will also be responsible for IRB, IACUC, and biosafety protocols. Additional activities may include contributing to data analysis and publication, grant writing and reporting, and engagement with stakeholders.


Required: Experience with laboratory management or research. Experience recording and entering data. Must have an excellent driving record and be able to drive state vehicles. Ability to travel overnight, and occasionally work on weekends during the commercial flounder season. The candidate will engage with stakeholders and must conduct themselves professionally. Preferred: A Bachelor’s of science or a Master’s of science in Fisheries or related field and experience collecting fisheries-related data such as dissection and preparation of otoliths. Additionally, working knowledge such as experience with project management, data analysis, working in teams, working with minimal supervision in a lab setting, supervising undergraduate students, and working with stakeholders, including government, community, and/or non-profit partners.

Last Day to Apply: 9/1/2022

Contact: Holly Kindsvater, hkindsvater@vt.edu

Learn more and apply here.

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