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.
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.
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/
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