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Lab Manager in Freshwater Fish Ecology and Conservation

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A fulltime LAB MANAGER position is open in the Alofs Lab at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. We study the effects of environmental change on freshwater fishes and how to manage and conserve aquatic ecosystems. More details on the lab here:

The full position description, and application details are here:

Position and Qualifications:

This is a one-year term limited position starting as early as May 2021, with possible renewal for a second year or more contingent on performance and funding. Start date is somewhat negotiable, salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. The lab manager will be responsible for research tasks and oversight of day to day lab operations. Strong organization and communication skills and enthusiasm for working collaboratively are required. Activities may include:

  • fish husbandry (including occasional feeding and maintenance on evenings and weekends)
  • physiological and metabolic experiments with live fish
  • morphological studies of museum specimens and digitizing historical survey data
  • field sampling in lakes and streams
  • managing and supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • database management and data analysis
  • lab administration (writing and editing standard operating protocols, ordering supplies, scheduling, etc.)

Applicants do not need proficiency in all of the above areas, but they should have interest in and ability to learn relevant procedures. Applicants should have relevant prior research experience in ecology, physiology, conservation, fisheries, natural resource management, science communication and/or statistics and modelling. Students who have completed an MSc are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in ecology, fisheries, environmental science or a related field is required.

About SEAS, the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor:

The School for Environment and Sustainability ( is a collaborative and interdisciplinary school. Our mission includes contributing to the protection of environmental resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. We accomplish this by generating and sharing knowledge, contributing to policy and engaging managers and stakeholders. The University of Michigan is a top-ranked public university with excellence in research and teaching. Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is a town known for arts, culture, parks and restaurants.

How to Apply:

Applications are welcome and encouraged from all qualified individuals regardless of background and identity.

To apply please complete the application on the U-M Careers site AND send a one page cover letter (including relevant background, experiences, managerial skills, and why you are interested in the position), CV, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references to Please include "Lab Manager Position" in the subject line of your email. Review of this material will be ongoing.