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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 748927
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: 22.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Clerical Technical- CT, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is seeking a new member of the laboratory team for The Water Quality, Environmental, and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory (WQEMM) at Michigan State University.

Duties will include but are not limited to: field collection of water samples; preparation, processing and testing of collected samples; data management and reporting of results. The ideal candidate will communicate and collaborate with on campus labs to complete projects and act as a MSU liaison for county health departments, EGLE and EPA to provide technical support and trouble shoot problems.

Working conditions involving working with potentially hazardous minor inhalation irritants and dry ice. The job requires moderate physical effort, lifting 40 lbs. and involves standing and manual dexterity for laboratory work 26-75% of the time.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four- year college degree program in microbiology or biology or other related field; up to six months to one year of related experience in a water microbiology laboratory.  Techniques specific to the area of research employment such as: Tissue Culture, Analytical Research, Molecular Biology, Agriculture, Social Science, Physiology, Medical Research, etc., including the use and calibration of related equipment; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

3 months to 1 year of lab experience including experience with the following techniques:  water filtration, PEG,  Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR), Quantitative PCR (qPCR), strong organizational skills to be able to manage, coordinate, prioritize multiple tasks and projects; ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

A Bachelor’s degree in microbiology; water quality related field. The job requires: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, CV and References including names and emails.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded to 12/31/2022 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands

The job requires moderate physical effort, lifting 40 lbs. and involves standing and manual dexterity for laboratory work 26-75% of the time.

Summary of Health Risks

Working conditions involving working with potentially hazardous minor inhalation irritants and dry ice.

Bidding eligibility ends 11/30/2021, at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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