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The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a candidate to join a research team working on food web ecology in the Great Lakes. The Food Web Laboratory Analyst will be responsible for performing field sampling and laboratory analyses related to zooplankton, larval fish and Mysis ecology in the Great Lakes. Routine tasks assigned to the candidate will include: (1) assisting aboard research cruises (net tows, sample processing), (2) sorting organisms within samples, (3) performing quantification and identification of zooplankton, mussel veligers, and larval fish; and (4) processing fisheries acoustics data.
The successful applicant’s appointment will be with CIGLR, which is part of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CIGLR is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and NOAA that brings together experts from academia and government research labs to work on pressing problems facing the Great Lakes region. The candidate will spend the majority of their time at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan is consistently ranked among the top American public research universities, and Ann Arbor is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. due to its affordability, natural beauty, preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown.
This grant-funded position offers a highly competitive salary plus full benefits. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for extension based on performance, need, and availability of funds.
Job responsibilities will include:
Execute day-to-day laboratory operations including sorting, identification, enumeration, and measurement of zooplankton and larval fish.
Maintaining datasets, laboratory records, sample inventories, and standard operating procedures
Participate as team member on multi-day cruises to conduct surveys on the Great Lakes
Help organize and analyze data from field collections, instrumentation, and laboratory analyses
A Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, limnology, oceanography, or aquatic environmental science from an accredited university
Experience processing and analyzing zooplankton and/or larval fish samples, and fisheries acoustics data, in a laboratory setting
Experience conducting field-intensive research
High attention to detail and the ability to focus on exacting tasks
A demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently
Strong communication skills
One or more years of experience working in an environmental research laboratory
Experience in the digital signal processing of fisheries acoustics data using Echoview software
Experience working on research vessels in large bodies of water under various weather conditions.
Experience with identification of zooplankton and fishes in the Great lakes
Experience working with relational databases to organize results and R for data visualization and analysis
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 183382
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