Thank you for your interest in the variety of career opportunities at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station. We hope you will investigate these great opportunities and consider applying to become a part of the KBS team.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Litchman and Klausmeier Labs at Michigan State University. The research associate will participate in a NASA Exobiology funded project in collaboration with researchers from France and Germany on modeling the evolutionary emergence of diverse microbial metabolisms. We are looking for a quantitative modeler who uses cellular metabolic models such as Flux Balance Analysis, Elementary Flux Modes Analysis and others. In addition, experience with eco-evolutionary modeling would be advantageous and the manuscript writing skills are essential.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through careers.msu.edu (posting #520342) and include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin August 10, 2018 and continue until filled. For questions on this position, email Dr. Elena Litchman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A postdoctoral position is available in the Klausmeier and Litchman Labs at Michigan State University. The research associate will participate in a collaborative NSF-funded project on the origin and maintenance of intraspecific trait diversity in phytoplankton. We are looking for a modeler to develop eco-evolutionary models of trait diversity. A familiarity with plankton systems would be advantageous but not required.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through careers.msu.edu (posting #520388) and include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin August 10, 2018 and continue until filled. For questions on this position, please contact Dr. Chris Klausmeier (email@example.com).
Field Lab Technician
MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station Long Term Ecological Research and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center projects is searching for a full-time, temporary Field Lab Technician through November 2019.
Responsibilities include sampling of soil, water, gas, and plants; preparation of samples for laboratory analysis; sample archiving; data entry; laboratory and field maintenance.
Qualified applicants will be interested in agro-ecology with background in biology, botany, forestry or other related field. Must be efficient, detail oriented, and motivated to work outdoors, regardless of weather.
Send resume, cover letter and three references via e-mail to Stacey VanderWulp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Care Assistant at Kellogg Farm
MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center is searching for an Animal Care Assistant. We are seeking an individual that takes initiative and is highly motivated, to join the Pasture Dairy Center team as soon as possible.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
- mix and distribute feed (including allocating pastures) based on specific scientific research needs
- clean and maintain Automated Milking Systems
- assist others in the medical care of animals
- clean alleyways and stalls
Hours available include weekends (could include on-call shifts) and weekday mornings or evenings depending on applicants availability; 20-40 hours per week. Selected applicant must be able to operate/learn various farm equipment and be able to work with large animals. A high school diploma is preferred and applicant must be able to pass a background check. Pay will be based on experience.
Contact Howard Straub III (Pasture Dairy Center Manager) at email@example.com (Preferred) or 1-269-671-2508 (office) to apply.
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, URAs & REUs
Applications for KBS programs will be open from December 15, 2017 – March 1, 2018. To learn more about our undergraduate research and internship programs, please see our undergraduate programs pages.