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Great Lakes Commission Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Dec 13, 2018
Part time
Application deadline:   January 4, 2019     |     Download PDF   Description The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) is seeking a research associate to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) supporting the development of a   Great Lakes aquatic invasive species risk assessment clearinghouse . The clearinghouse will provide an opportunity for invasive species experts to access, review and compare risk assessments generated by multiple agencies, academic institutions and others. The clearinghouse is being developed in partnership with the   Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species   and the   Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System   (GLANSIS). Candidates should be able to understand and summarize science-based risk assessment documents on various topics including species biology, habitat and climate requirements, and ecologic and socioeconomics impacts of species invasions, among others. The research associate will work under the direction of GLC Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Control program staff. Responsibilities The Invasive Species Research Associate will be responsible for collecting, reviewing and summarizing species risk assessments for inclusion in the risk assessment clearinghouse. The associate will be required to: Compile available species risk assessment documents conducted by federal, state and provincial agencies, academic institutions and others; Summarize risk assessment results for multiple species across different taxonomic groups; Work with GLANSIS staff to upload risk assessment information into the clearinghouse database; and Prepare and maintain documentation of deliberative and decision-making processes used to select information that is included in the risk assessment clearinghouse. Qualifications This position is open to recent graduates seeking to gain professional work experience and to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program who can work part-time during the academic year. Required Qualifications Successful applications must clearly demonstrate that the candidate has the following: A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental science or a related field Working knowledge of invasive species, ecology and/or aquatic sciences Experience with MS Excel, and data management and/or database entry Self-motivated with strong attention to detail Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Preferred Qualifications The most competitive candidates will also clearly demonstrate the following: Pursuit of an advanced degree in a related field Familiarity with ecological risk assessment Knowledge of Great Lakes issues and programs Appointment The position is a part-time limited term appointment that may last for up to eight months at up to 20 hours per week (maximum 640 hours). The salary rate is $15-18/hour dependent on qualifications. The position will be located at the Great Lakes Commission office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and will be eligible for certain staff benefits consistent with the GLC’s personnel policies. Remember to say you found this opportunity at