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We seek a Science Coordinator for the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program (lter.kbs.msu.edu) at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus academic unit of Michigan State University (MSU). The Science Coordinator will support the LTER efforts to promote transformational science at the LTER. This is an annual (12 month) Academic Specialist appointment with competitive salary and benefits.

The Science Coordinator will be responsible for promoting and coordinating KBS LTER research activities together with the LTER Director and other faculty collaborators. The Science Coordinator will 1) promote research opportunities to prospective junior and senior investigators; 2) promote cohesion among current investigators; 3) help to coordinate research governance; 4) ensure protocols and sampling programs are up-to-date; 5) represent and promote KBS LTER science to research networks; 6) coordinate design and implementation of experiments; and 7) engage in other activities designed to advance research at the site.

The Science Coordinator will report to the KBS-LTER Director (Nick Haddad) and will work closely with the KBS-LTER Executive Committee, Information Manager, Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Research, Information, and Agronomic Manager, and other staff. This position requires a person with strong skills in research, organization, management, and team-building.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, environmental science, or a related field. Previous experience in research and/or program management with an agronomy/ecological/natural resource focus is desired, with evidence of meeting goals and participation in grant writing activities.

Salary range: $55,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience

Application: (1) a cover letter with a statement of interest, relevant skills, and work experiences; (2) a CV; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must apply to Position 593789, Careers@MSU http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502008/specialist-researchfixed-term

If you have questions about the position, contact Nick Haddad, haddad@kbs.msu.edu

MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, first-generation college students, and persons underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.