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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 758945
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: On-Call

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

We are interested in responsible assistants to collect wastewater samples to monitor the prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This work is planned to be completed by two teams of two individuals. Work will be conducted primarily outdoors, potentially during inclement weather. Specific work tasks include: Prepare composite samplers for wastewater sample collection (lift sampler from sewer, set programming, pack sampler with ice, and reinstall); collect samples from composite samplers (lift samplers from sewer, retrieve sample container, replace with clean sample container, and reinstall sampler); deliver wastewater samples to laboratory; inspect composite samplers to ensure proper operation and conduct routine maintenance (e.g. replace sample tubing); follow standard operating procedures to ensure work complies with safety and laboratory guidance. This work will take place according to a pre-existing schedule which will include working on Sundays. The position is anticipated to take 5-10 hours per week.

Work hours:

  • Variable (Specify variable hours)
    • Sundays 12:30PM-3:30PM
    • Mondays 11:30AM-4:00PM
    • Tuesdays 12:30PM-3:30PM
    • Wednesdays 11:30AM-4:00P

**posting open until filled**

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g. physical sciences or engineering)
  • Experience with biological laboratory practices and/or environmental sampling
  • Availability to work during specific hours during which work must be conducted (described below). Must be available for at least two full shifts per week.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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