Operations Coordinator, Recovery and Purification Technologist

East Lansing, MI
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 4612

Internal Posting Date: 12-14-2016

Internal Closing Date: 12-20-2016

External Closing Date: 04-20-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Operations Coordinator

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

Primary Department: 40001008 BIOECONOMY INSTITUTE

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Variable

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Work hours will change on a weekly basis, and will include weekends, holidays and overnight shifts.

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 10

Position Summary: The successful candidate will become part of our Process Recovery and Purification Team and, under the direction of the team leader, will be responsible for the recovery of a variety of products from fermentation broth. The candidate will be operating equipment, running experiments and generating data from lab scale to 3000 liter pilot scale.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge normally acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in two to three years of college, technical, vocational, trade or business school with coursework in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a laboratory; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Hands-on experience with fermentation; experience with sterile technique; ability to connect assigned tasks to the larger objectives; excellent mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills; organizational skills and strong attention to detail; very good written and oral communication skills; proficiency with computers, especially MS Excel; ability to work in a fast-paced, changing setting; excellent teamwork skills to effectively and respectfully work in and across teams.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable): Duties associated with this position involve wearing a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort), spraying or mixing organophosphates or carbamate insecticides; working in noisy (at or above 85 decibels) areas; risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, phenols and acids; lifting up to 50 lbs, carrying up to 50 lbs and pushing / pulling up to 200 lbs.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document 2

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a copy of your college transcripts as "Document 1"

Department Website Address: bioeconinst.msu.edu

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69570

Union Affiliation: Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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