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Employment Opportunities at the NRRI

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Current Employment Opportunities

NRRI Coleraine Labs Senior Laboratory Technician (4945)

Job Opening: 345710

Supervisor: Patrick Casey

This position will close 2/18/2022

The Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate with a solid background in environmental bioinformatics, eDNA application, and biogeochemical cycles. The postdoctoral researcher will work with a team of researchers and students to generate and analyze large-scale DNA/RNA sequence data from microbial communities of wetlands, peatland, and lake sediments in the Great Lakes region and carry out laboratory mesocosm study under the supervision of Dr. Chan Lan Chun. Most of the work will focus on the biogeochemical cycling and redox reactions mediated by prokaryotic and fungal communities. It may also have an opportunity to work on environmental DNA application of benthic organisms or invasive species in freshwater environments.

NRRI Research and Project Administrator will serve in both a pre- and post-award capacity to support the development and management of sponsored projects across NRRI. The primary responsibility of the position is to work with Institute researchers in coordinating the development of compliant grant applications, project budgets, and assist in the financial management of awards. Critical review the sponsor’s opportunity announcements and instructions for eligibility and identify, gather, and track the preparation of required application documents and sponsor forms to meet internal processing timelines and the sponsor deadline. Reconciles sponsored projects and prepares and delivers monthly and quarterly financial reports to Directors and PIs. Post Award grant support, rebudgeting, no cost extensions, etc. in support of NRRI and the Portfolio Management Office.

This senior level research position is responsible for the development, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, integrating geological, mining, metallurgical, environmental, and economic information. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and knowledge in geology, metallurgy, applied/process mineralogy and associated mineral process chemistry and engineering, a record of leading a successful research program with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, a record of reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs, and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Minerals Processing and Metallurgy Research Scientist

This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, potentially spanning several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and expertise in Minerals Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy and Extractive Metallurgy, a record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

This position is open until filled.

This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research projects, many of which may span several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industry expertise in the areas of Applied Geology / Economic Geology; a demonstrated record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding; a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports, presentations, and maps; an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing collaborative research programs across the Institute; and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

This position is open until filled.