Project Manager/Lead Research Technician position open! Apply Now!

The MMPRNT project is seeking to hire a Project Manager/Lead Research Technician. See position summary below. For a full description of the position and to apply visit: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498499/research-technologist-ii

Position Summary

We are looking for a Research Technologist II for a multi-PI project at Michigan State University funded by the Department of Energy. The project (in year 3 of 5, website: www.rhizosphere.msu.edu) is focused on plant-microbe-nitrogen interactions in biofuel cropping systems on degraded lands and will include microbial genomics, transcriptomics and stable isotope probing; root exudate metabolomics and plant transcriptomics; and soil biogeochemical and plant functional measurements. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with laboratory and field operations and travel to field sites and campus; works with undergraduate student lab assistants; assists with the planning and implementation of experiments; and assists with data collection, entry and maintenance. There will also be opportunities for contributions to experimental design, data analysis and manuscript preparation, as well as work and training in bioinformatics, depending on the background and interests of the successful candidate. This position will require travel in Michigan and Wisconsin and travel between Michigan State University main campus (Tiemann and Cole lab) and the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (Evans Lab), which is located approximately 1.25 hours southwest of main campus in East Lansing. This is a non-union position located in Kalamazoo, MI.

About Kellogg Biological Station: (www.kbs.msu.edu) is a premier biological research station located ~65 miles from the main campus of Michigan State. It is home to 11 faculty and their graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, with interests ranging from biogeochemistry to community ecology to evolution, as well as full-time research staff, visiting research scientists, and many summer undergraduates. KBS is home to the KBS LTER program (www.lter.kbs.msu.edu), the GLBRC, and a new Molecular Ecology and Genomics Laboratory. KBS and the Evans Lab (www.saraheevanslab.weebly.com) are committed to positive work culture and creating opportunities for career development in students, technicians, and postdocs.

 

2017 Field Season Completed

The MMPRNT team wrapped up field sampling earlier this month with a final sampling at Lake City. Good job and thanks to all that helped to collect and process samples in 2017!

Goodbye for 2017 switchgrass, see you again in 2018!