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A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should be included in the same document as your resume and address your interest in this position and outline particular skills and experience directly related to this position.

Job Summary

This position will assist several innovative research projects that are examining and that ultimately aim to improve environmental quality and environmental health in Michigan, particularly in southeast Michigan and Detroit, including minority communities that are disproportionately impacted. In these projects, we are mapping levels of air pollutants, investigating environmental quality in homes and schools, and installing sensors, filters, and other technology to increase awareness of pollution and to lower pollutant exposures. Candidates for this position will provide support for field work activities, working in a team operating out of Ann Arbor with frequent visits to Detroit. They will operate a brand new and highly instrumented light truck (Ford Transit 150) and other specialized outdoor and indoor air sensing systems.

It is a one-year term appointment with the possiblity to extend based on available funding.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Field work: drive and operate instrumented vehicle on designated routes, deploy sampling equipment at selected indoor/outdoor residential sites and other Detroit area locations; evaluate ventilation systems and deploy equipment at schools.

Data management, including maintaining records, uploading, downloading, and processing data 

Instrument preparation and maintenance, including calibration, troubleshooting, QA and QC checks, cleaning. 

Interact with residents, school personnel, and community members.

Required Qualifications*

BA or BS in science, engineering, or related field and 2-3 years experience. Ability to operate and maintain instrumentation, computer systems including Excel, and follow detailed protocols is essential. Must have drivers license and ability to safely drive a small truck. Candidate must be highly responsible and have good written and spoken communications skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Desired qualifications include knowledge and interest in environmental quality including air quality, ability to diagnose and repair instrumentation and data systems, and experience in interacting with individuals from diverse community settings.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic employee with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.