Position is grant funded through June 30, 2022.  Continued funding is contingent on future grant awards. Job Description Conduct all aspects of the Fisheries-Independent Monitoring (FIM) program with emphasis on directing and executing statistically-valid research experiments and surveys in marine waters to evaluate relative stock abundance and condition of fish populations.  Coordinate and conduct fisheries-independent sampling efforts following strict protocol; entering, proofing, and correcting associated data; maintaining and repairing needed field equipment. Complete fish and invertebrate identifications following strict QA/QC protocols using a microscope and/or video cameras.  Operate side scan sonar equipment in offshore and nearshore Gulf waters to ch

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