Position Announcements

Lab Manager Position

Lab Manager Position
Freshwater Ecology

University of Michigan
SALARY RANGE: $30,000 to $34,000, commensurate on experience.

DURATION: This is a full-time position. The initial appointment is for 1-year, with possible extension to a second and third year. The position is available as early as January, 2014. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful applicant will work in Dr. Brad Cardinale’s
(bradcard@umich.edu) freshwater ecology laboratory at the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor.  This individual will help manage the lab as well as assist with experiments
that focus on the ecological impacts of biodiversity change in streams and lakes.
Responsibilities will include (1) setting up and maintaining cultures of freshwater
organisms, including various species of stream and lake algae and invertebrates
that are used in laboratory and field experiments, (2) overseeing employee safety\
training, as well as lab compliance with University of Michigan requirements for
environmental health and safety, (3) ordering and ensuring proper installation,
calibration, operation, and maintenance of laboratory and field research supplies
and equipment, (4) assist with the preparation, set-up, maintenance, and collection
of data from laboratory and field-based experiments, (5) use of standard methods to
perform a variety of limnological analyses ranging from physical and chemical
characterization of water samples, to analysis and identification of biological samples
of algae and invertebrates, (6) manage project databases and assist with summaries
and preliminary analyses of the data, (7) supervise a small number (1-3 individuals) of
undergraduate research assistants.

WHERE: The Cardinale lab is part of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.  The University of Michigan was recently ranked 15th on the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s top 200 universities. Due to its natural beauty, preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, lively downtown landscape, and high quality of living at an affordable price, Ann Arbor is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. (see Money’s list of America’s Best Small Cities).  For more information about ongoing research in the
Cardinale lab, please visit

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology, or a closely related field. Prior experience working in freshwater habitats or with freshwater organisms is desirable.

To view the position description and to apply, please visit the University of Michigan’s careers website at 
http://umjobs.org/job_detail/90145/research_lab_specialist_assoc.  Applications are due by 12/23/2013.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer