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Jobs Research Coordinator

The Ecology Center seeks a detailed oriented Research Coordinator to assist with our consumer product testing project, The Ecology Center's conducts independent research on hazardous chemicals in materials and products. Using test data, develops product ratings for many types of consumer products. Product test data and rankings are used to engage supplier, manufacturers, retailers, consumers and policy makers on campaigns to change chemical policy. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week, and based out of the Ecology Center’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing a team of 4 -6 interns and by assisting with overall product sampling, including: product/sample collection and management; product sampling and data quality control; new study design and development; and preparing data for input into the online database.


  • General lab experience including sample inventory tracking and quality control.
  • Experience or general familiarity with spectroscopy, (XRF, FTIR, etc.) and other analytical techniques.
  • Two or more years of experience with data management and analysis, working knowledge of statistical programs like SPSS or Strata.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Solid grasp of environmental issues pertaining to environmental health
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Assist with content creation (graphics, multimedia and social media) for study releases.
  • Experience with grant writing and program development
  • Proficiency in office software, web maintenance, graphic design and social media

Hours and Compensation

This is a temporary, part-time position at 20 hours per week. Most work will be Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send resume and over letter to, with “Research Coordinator” in the email subject.


Applications accepted until Friday, July 18, 2014, or until position is filled. Only selected applicants will be contacted and invited for interview.

Intern/Volunteer Opportunities:

The Ecology Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.