Administrative Assistant (TEMP)

Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) are seeking an individual to support administrative, financial, and research functions of their programs in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. MISG is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with offices in Lansing, Ann Arbor, and coastal communities around the state. MISG works with a network of partners to develop research, outreach, and education to protect the Great Lakes and ensure sustainable use of these critical resources. CIGLR is a partnership between NOAA, universities, NGOs, and businesses that work together to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the Great Lakes. CIGLR leads research, develops applications and products, and engages with stakeholders to inform decision making and prepare for the future. Responsibilities are performed under general direction of the MISG Administrative Manager/Fiscal Officer and CIGLR Program Manager, in compliance with university and agency guidelines.

Remote and flexible work agreements may be made to support partial off-site work at a remote location.

Responsibilites include:

    • Organize and maintain data on publications, events, and donations.

    • Perform general office management duties, including office supplies, mail handling, email and mail distribution group maintenance, inventory tracking, meeting organization, and meeting documentation.

    • Provide logistical support for meetings and events by making arrangements for venue, refreshments, catering/dining, lodging, site designs, audio-visual needs, and other vendor services.

    • Support fellowship and internship programs by managing applications, scheduling interviews, and organizing activities and events.

    • Support recurring proposal solicitation processes by assisting with research into potential priority topics, managing incoming proposals, and organizing the proposal review process.

    • Maintain an online bookstore, including processing sales, fulfilling orders, customer service, and reporting.

    • Provide financial support including processing vendor payments, invoices, purchase orders, reimbursements, reporting, and monitoring.

Required qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 1-3 years of progressively responsible office experience.
    • Familiarity with University of Michigan policies and procedures, with some accounting and business communication.
    • Planning, organizational, and work coordination skills are necessary, including a positive, flexible attitude with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, MS Office Products (MS Word, Excel, and ACCESS), Adobe acrobat Pro and Google Tools.
    • Knowledge of accounting, finance, software and business technologies.

Desired qualifications:

    • Proficiency with the MPathways Financials system.

The application deadline is May 25, 2022.

Aquatic Field Research Technician

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is looking for an Aquatic Field Research Technician to join our aquatic ecology research team and work in the Great Lakes. You will perform field sampling and work with instrumentation related to limnological research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA GLERL). You will perform routine assignments, provide technical lab support, perform a variety of tests, troubleshoot problems and recommend solutions.

Responsibilities include:
    • Participate in sampling cruises aboard research vessels to collect plankton, water, and sediments
    • Assist with calibration and maintenance of field instrumentation
    • Perform data processing and curation while following written operating procedures
    • Assist with water sample processing from cruises and perform laboratory analyses (e.g., filtration, preservation, materials preparation)
Required qualifications:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field
    • Experience in a research laboratory setting related to limnology or oceanography
    • Experience working aboard vessels in large bodies of water under various weather conditions
    • Experience performing data handling and visualization in R or Python
    • Experience calibrating and using instruments for limnological or oceanographic research (e.g., CTD, sondes) preferred
    • Experience working with relational databases to organize data preferred
    • Experience contributing to peer-reviewed papers by helping to analyze data, writing, and preparing figures preferred

The application deadline is June 12, 2022.

Student Fellowships

CIGLR offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers. Click the button to learn more about current and upcoming student fellowship opportunities.