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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Central Michigan University
Position Summary
Full-time 12-month appointment. The position is renewable for a maximum of three-years (subject to continued funding). The initial appointment will be for two years with continuation for the third year based on a satisfactory performance review after the initial year.
The successful candidate will conduct research at both the CMU main campus in Mount Pleasant and the CMU Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan with the period at CMUBS from approximately May 1st to September 30th each year. The position includes room and board for the period spent at the station and if necessary will include accommodation suitable for couples or families.
The position includes some funding for travel and research.
The position will report to the Director of the Institute of Great Lakes Research (IGLR) and the Dean of the College of Science and Technology.
Responsibilities:
1. Develop an independent research program focused on some aspect of the Great Lakes with some or all of the research based utilizing at CMUBS.
2. Coordinate the 10-week (June to early August) research experience for undergraduates (REU) at CMUBS.
3. Work with the IGLR Director and faculty to develop an inventory of prior and ongoing long-term ecological research conducted on the Beaver Island Archipelago and the near shore waters of Lake Michigan.
4. Work with the IGLR Director and faculty to develop and implement a coordinated program of ecological research across the Beaver Island Archipelago and the near shore waters of Lake Michigan with a view to establishing a long-term ecological research site.
Required Qualifications
1. An earned Ph.D. granted within the past three years (or evidence that all the requirements for graduation have been completed and the degree will be awarded before the end of calendar year 2015).
2. Demonstrated expertise and experience in an area of Great Lakes Research including tributaries and associated habitats (e.g., wetlands).
Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience working across disciplines to conduct long-term ecological research.
2. Active engagement in mentoring undergraduate research projects.
3. Project management and interpersonal skills.
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
College/Unit: College of Science and Technology
Home Department: CMU Biological Station
Employee Group: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employment Status: Full-Time
Position Type: 12 month
Position Classification: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Begin Date: 04/15/2015
Position End Date: 04/14/2017
Posting Begins: 12/18/2014
Posting Ends: 02/16/2015
Open Until Filled: No
Type of Recruitment: External

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