Fisheries Field Technician, University of Wyoming

Cokeville, WY

Position Title: Fisheries Field Technician

Organization: University of Wyoming

Location: Cokeville, WY

Position Overview: The Tronstad Lab with the University of Wyoming is seeking to hire up to two field technicians to assist a graduate student on a project in western Wyoming. This project involves evaluating freshwater mussels in the Bear River. Freshwater mussels in Wyoming serve many important roles in aquatic ecosystems and have a unique reproductive relationship with fish. In the Bear River not much is known about their distribution and reproduction, so this project aims to address those gaps in knowledge. The technician will be working 8 hours Monday-Friday and will travel locally to sites on the Bear River. Free housing is provided on the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.


  • Data collection
  • Identify fish species and aquatic invertebrates
  • Write proposals
  • Utilize GPS/maps
  • Engage with landowners
  • Work within a small team
  • Operate various fish sampling equipment
  • Conduct water sampling
  • Conduct snorkel surveys


  • Must be working towards or already have earned a BS/BA in wildlife biology, zoology, or a related field.
  • Must have experience working collaboratively in a team and independently, and have an interest in aquatic ecology and fisheries.
  • Must be comfortable in/near water, shows attention to detail, has effective communication skills, and is willing to learn.
  • A valid U.S. drivers license is required.

Start/End Dates: End of May/ End of August

Salary/Pay: $12-$13/hour

How to Apply: Send an email to with the subject title “Bear River Technician Position”. Please include a description of your interests, past applicable experience(s), and contact information for at least 2 references (academic and/or professional). A CV/resume and cover letter is optional but encouraged.