Employment Opportunities

The Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to lead research related to the development, testing, and deployment of hydrodynamic and wave models of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin to support development of a real-time hydrodynamics and flood forecast modeling system. Objectives of the project include calibration and verification of an FVCOM-based hydrodynamic lake model and wind-wave model based on the WAVEWATCH III model.


The University of Michigan announces one post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning July 2019, focusing on research products related to sustainability and development and also the coordination of tasks for the Sustainability and Development Initiative (SDI). The SDI currently consists of an annual conference, and additional components are in development: an online curriculum, publishing options, and a Sustainability and Development Resource book.


The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of MISG staff and students through providing excellent management of the operations and communications of the office, including providing administrative support to all program areas as needed. The Administrative Assistant will be the consistent staff member in the office and on the phone, providing welcoming and responsive service to anyone who reaches out to MISG office. The position serves as the main presence in the MISG office for approximately 40 hours per week.


The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. We seek the best scholar in systems biology who integrates advanced ‘omics techniques to improve the management of aquatic ecosystems. Examples of areas that might be of interest include, but are not limited to, the use of eDNA to track and study rare or invasive species, use of functional genomics to understand the triggers of toxin production in harmful algal blooms, use of metabolomics to understand the mechanistic consequences of coastal hypoxia on benthic communities, or use of proteomics to predict the effects of climate change on Great Lakes fisheries.


The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in biophysical modeling. We seek the best scholar who is developing predictive models that link biological to physical processes in aquatic ecosystems. Areas of particular interest include modeling of aquatic food-webs, invasive species, or harmful algal blooms where the goal is to predict how these respond to changes in lake thermal or hydrologic regimes, storm frequencies, or water chemistry.


The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems.