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Part-time Research Vessel Crew

AWRI is seeking applicants for the positions of deckhand and engineer to work on board the passenger/education vessel W.G. Jackson, berthed in Muskegon, MI, for the Spring 2020 vessel season. These are part-time, hourly positions on a 12-month appointment. Review of applications will being immediately. Read the full deckhand and engineer position announcements for more information, including the required qualifications for successful applicants, and apply online at

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scientist Position: Aquatic Environmental Chemist/Toxicologist

A Visiting Scientist/Postdoctoral Position is available to a highly qualified individual trained in aquatic environmental chemistry/toxicology and has experience with qPCR analysis. This postdoctoral position will be housed at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University. The selected candidate will work with faculty at AWRI on projects that focus on watersheds and water bodies local to the region, as well as be responsible for teaching one course (to be determined) per year.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. View the full position announcement for applicant criteria, application instructions, and additional information.

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.

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Jim McNair’s #ecologicalmodeling & #theoreticalecology lab uses advanced statistics to answer questions about stream metabolism (production and respiration), the evolutionary ecology of invasive plants, and sediment transport in streams.

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