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Secretary II

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Clerical & Administrative Support
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 739919
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: Administrative/Business/Professional, Office/Clerical Support, Research/Scientific, Clerical Technical- CT, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

This position involves working directly with the GLBRC Science Director 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 Science Director 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 Science Director 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 and project need.

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 scientific terminology in the field of plant biology; 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.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours


Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded until 11/30/2022 with possibility of extensions, contingent upon continued funding.

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 10/19/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Oct 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 26, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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