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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 593789
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Kbs Ecology Project 10032499
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Hickory Corners
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

We seek a Specialist-Research, Science Coordinator, for the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program ( at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus academic unit of Michigan State University (MSU). The Science Coordinator will support the LTER efforts to promote transformational science at the LTER. This is an annual (12 month) Academic Specialist appointment.


The Science Coordinator will be responsible for promoting and coordinating KBS LTER research activities together with the LTER Director and other faculty collaborators. The Science Coordinator will:

  1. promote research opportunities to prospective junior and senior investigators;
  2. promote cohesion among current investigators;
  3. help to coordinate research governance;
  4. ensure protocols and sampling programs are up-to-date;
  5. represent and promote KBS LTER science to research networks;
  6. coordinate design and implementation of experiments; and
  7. engage in other activities designed to advance research at the site.

The Science Coordinator will report to the KBS-LTER Director (Dr. Nick Haddad) and will work closely with the KBS-LTER Executive Committee, Information Manager, Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Research, Information, and Agronomic Manager, and other staff. This position requires a person with strong skills in research, organization, management, and team-building. This is an annual (12 month) Academic Specialist appointment with competitive salary and benefits.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Ecology, Geography, Environmental Scienc

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, environmental science, or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience in research and/or program management with an agronomy/ecological/natural resource focus is desired, with evidence of meeting goals and participation in grant writing activities.

Required Application Materials

Please submit CV and Cover Letter

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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