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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Aquatic Environmental Chemist/Toxicologist

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to a highly qualified individual trained in aquatic environmental chemistry and toxicology. The position will be housed at AWRI, where the successful candidate will work with faculty on projects focusing on watersheds and water bodies local to the region, as well as be responsible for teaching one course (to be determined) per year. The initial appointment is for one year with benefits and a competitive salary, with continued funding available for two additional years contingent upon satisfactory progress.

Evaluation of applications will begin March 15, with an anticipated position start date of August 6, 2018. Read the full position announcement with additional details, criteria for applicants, and application instructions by clicking here.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

AWRI is currently accepting applications for graduate research assistantships, available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. Click here to view the full announcement.

Learn more about graduate studies at AWRI, including instructions on how to apply by clicking here. More information on the Master of Science program is available on the Biology website.

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Relief Captain, GVSU Educational/Passenger Vessel

AWRI seeks a part-time relief captain for a call-in position, day trips 2-4 days per week, 12 month appointment. Operating season 1 April – 1 November. D.J. Angus is located in Grand Haven, MI and W.G. Jackson is located in Muskegon, MI. USCG 100 ton Masters License, Marine Radio Operators Permit and CPR certification required. Mechanical aptitude mandatory. Participation in a drug-testing program mandatory. Contact Capt. Tony Fiore via email @ Fiorea@gvsu.edu for further information. EOE/AA/ADA.

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Deckhand, GVSU Educational/Passenger Vessel

AWRI seeks a part-time Deckhand for a call-in position on the University’s passenger/research vessel’s D.J. Angus located in Grand Haven, MI and W.G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Able seaman duties which include but are not limited to general ship's maintenance, i.e., prep, prime & painting. Work hours and days will vary from 1 June to 1 Sept. 2018. Prior experience doing shipboard maintenance, i.e., surface prep & painting. Individual must have adequate physical strength, stamina, and physical agility, visual and auditory acuity. Individual will be required to operate pneumatic & electric needle, scalers, and grinders. Individual will be required to lift moderate to heavy weights. Contact Capt. Tony Fiore via email @ fiorea@gvsu.edu for further information. EOE/AA/ADA.

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Deckhand, GVSU Educational/Passenger Vessel

AWRI seeks a part-time Deckhand for a call-in position, 12 month appointment, on the University’s passenger/research vessel W.G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Underway schedule and work hours will vary depending on the vessel schedule. Vessel season runs 1 April - 31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 500 hrs per season. Individual must be able to perform able seaman and assistant engineer duties which include but are not limited to general ship's maintenance, line handling, operation of deck machinery, general maintenance of engines and machinery, standing watch and act as relief mate and/or engineer. Duties also include assisting scientists with handling, rigging, and operation of research equipment, and working with students on educational cruises. Will be expected to perform record keeping and help manage ship's stores. Individual must have a minimum of five years’ experience aboard vessels. Required to participate in Random Drug Testing Program and complete CPR/First Aid certification, employer provided. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume via email to fiorea@gvsu.edu. EOE/AA/ADA.



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