Secretary II

Job description

Secretary II

Job no: 682120
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 07
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Great Lakes Bioenergy Researc Ctr Vprgs 10059425
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Administrative/Business/Professional, Office/Clerical Support, Research/Scientific, Union
Position Summary

This position involves working directly with the Principle Investigator (PI) and lab personnel, which requires a highly motivated individual capable of independently rendering decisions. Coordinates and initiates a wide range of clerical activities in order to support PI and lab members to facilitate the functioning of the lab. Specifically, arrange travel and documents for reimbursement. Manage Social media (Facebook, Twitter and Lab Website) and coordinate lab events. Manage computer, printer, and software needs. Communicate publications, lab updates, awards, and personnel changes to department. Schedules and coordinates meetings, interviews, reserving rooms or spaces for PI and lab members. This position will also support basic research needs, disinfect lab common touch points, dispose of biohazardous waste, assists with maintaining lab stocks, supplies, equipment, documentation, and storage of research materials. Generates MTA’s, USDA APHIS Permits, notifications and manage documentation and track such materials. Conduct all required lab/building trainings for employees such as Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Site Specific, and other Environmental Health and Safety training. Update/complete lab biological material registration including recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecule projects at MSU. The initial appointment is limited term position, with possible extensions contingent upon funding availability, job performance, and project need.

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with Michigan State University as a principle partner. We are developing sustainable biofuels and bioproducts made from dedicated energy crops grown on marginal lands. Our mission is simple: creating biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education with coursework in typing and shorthand; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, calendaring and/or presentation software; typing and filing; and may require knowledge of technical or medical terminology and/or technical training related to the field of employment; may require bilingual abilities in a specific language; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Essential qualifications include careful attention to detail and accurate record keeping. Knowledge normally acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in one year of college, technical, vocational, or trade school; six months of experience in a laboratory setting or office; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional desired skills and knowledge includes a Bachelor's degree in plant biology or a related discipline; experience in a molecular laboratory; high level of organization and writing skills, computer literacy; and strong interpersonal skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter and current resume.

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Description of End Date

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding eligibility ends on 11/17/2020, 11:55 PM

Advertised: Nov 11, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 11/24/2020
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