Jobs at CIGLR

2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2020.

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Food Web Laboratory Analyst

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. Applications are due by February 20, 2020.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Statistical Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms

A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the CIGLR. The successful candidate will work with the harmful algal bloom (HAB) team at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) to improve our ability to predict algal bloom development and impact on human health in the Great Lakes. In particular, the candidate will develop new statistical modeling approaches emphasizing the probabilistic aspects of algal growth and toxicity, and incorporate approaches for rigorous model skill assessment and uncertainty analysis. In addition to statistical model development, the candidate will assist with field planning, experimental design, data analysis, and the development and transition of research products to application. Postdocs will be expected to maintain strong records of scholarly publication, as records of presentation at scientific conferences and public meetings. Applications are due by February 1, 2020.

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Assistant Research Scientist in Ecosystem Services

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in quantifying the monetary and/or non-monetary value of ecosystem services in the Great Lakes. This new position is part of an ongoing ‘Blue Economy’ initiative in the Great Lakes, which strives to promote sustainable use of natural resources for economic growth and improved livelihoods while also preserving the health of Great Lakes ecosystems. We seek the best scholar who uses empirical methods and/or modeling tools to quantify how humans value Great Lakes ecosystems and their organisms, how people perceive the costs of environmental degradation around the Great Lakes, and how they view the benefits of ongoing efforts to restore habitats and increase the resiliency of Great Lakes ecosystems. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 31, 2020.

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Aquatic Ecology Research Analyst

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a candidate to join a research team working on aquatic ecology and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes. The Aquatic Ecology Research Analyst will be responsible for performing field sampling and laboratory analyses related to HABs and ecosystem ecology in the Great Lakes. Routine tasks assigned to the candidate will include sampling aboard frequent research cruises, processing water and plankton samples, quantifying biological and chemical parameters, and assisting with data analysis. Applications are due by January 28, 2020.

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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.

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