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Michigan State University Technical Aide in In State, Michigan

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Technical Aide

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Work type:Support Staff

Pay Grade:00

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department:Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344

Sub Area:CT- Clerical Tech.

Salary:Pay Commensurate with Experience

Location:In State


Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

Research technicians will be engaged in running behavioral experiments in rivers and laboratory raceways, building and installing telemetry systems (PIT and acoustic), surgically implanting telemetry tags, maintaining sensitive lab and field equipment, data collection and analysis, fish husbandry, and preparation of chemical stimuli. Our studies often take place overnight, as the species is nocturnal. Technicians will also have opportunities to interact with Federal (US and Canada) agency partners, stakeholders, and local residents. Technicians will be working from the MSU East Lansing campus or the USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station (HBBS) on the shore of Lake Huron. Housing will be provided for projects based at HBBS and when overnight travel away from East Lansing is required. Transportation to field sites provided in laboratory vehicles from East Lansing. Hourly wage is $12.

Desired Qualifications

Completion of two or more years of college-level coursework in fisheries, ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Applicants should exhibit a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, conscientious, enthusiastic, and capable of working in a team setting. Conditions in northern Michigan during spring-summer can be inclement (i.e., warm, humid and “buggy”). Applicants should be comfortable with working in these outdoor conditions, and able to work throughout the night. You must hold a valid driver’s license. Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles in rough terrain is beneficial, but not required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

In a single PDF, please provide a brief cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV. Please make sure to include: 1) your name; 2) a permanent mailing address; 3) telephone number; 4) email address; 5) education, including descriptions of relevant classes; 6) work or volunteer experience related to the job role; and 7) up to three references with contact information.

Work Hours

Typically overnight (5pm – 2am)



Summary of Health Risks

Working with animals or unfixed tissue

Summary of Physical Demands

Physically intensive job: Lifting and Carrying

Advertised:Feb 10, 2021Eastern Standard Time