We're seeking independent contractors on Oregon's north coast to serve as community-based researchers for the Fishermen Led Injury Prevention Program (FLIPP), a joint research project by Oregon Sea Grant and OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, with funds from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

FLIPP is a three-year research project looking at non-fatal injuries in the Dungeness crab fishery in Oregon, Washington and California, with aims to characterize non-fatal injuries, identify high-risk job hazards and test strategies for reducing injuries.

We're seeking a contractor based in Astoria or Garibaldi, and hiring on an as-needed basis. Contractors will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for working up to 300 hours over a 12-month contracted period at $16/hour. Hours will vary with activities. The contracts may be renewed for one year (through September 2017) if mutually agreed upon.

Applicants should have existing relationships with the commercial Dungeness crab fleet in their region, demonstrated ability to work independently, and willingness to travel within and outside the region where they are based.

Full details and application forms are available from the Lincoln County Extension website.

For more information, contact Kelsey Miller.