A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The successful applicant will work in Dr. Brad Cardinale’s (email@example.com) freshwater ecology laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This individual will help manage the lab as well as assist with experiments that focus on the ecological design of algal biofuel systems.
Setting up and maintaining cultures of freshwater organisms, including various species of stream and lake algae and invertebrates that are used in laboratory and field experiments.
Overseeing employee safety training, as well as lab compliance with University of Michigan requirements for environmental health and safety.
Ordering and ensuring proper installation, calibration, operation, and maintenance of laboratory and field research supplies and equipment.
Assisting with the preparation, set-up, maintenance, and collection of data from laboratory and field-based experiments.
Using of standard methods to perform a variety of limnological analyses ranging from physical and chemical characterization of water samples, to analysis and identification of biological samples of algae and invertebrates.
Managing project databases and assist with summaries and preliminary analyses of the data.
Applicant must have a B.S. or M.S. in Ecology, Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field. Candidate must be familiar with basic limnological techniques for assessing water quality, measuring algal biomass, and methods of identifying freshwater primary producers. Prior experience working with freshwater algae is preferred.
This is a full-time position, with an appointment for 1-year. The position is available as early as January, 2019.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due by 1/18/2019.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 167327
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