Staff Positions

Research Coordinator

The Position:

The Research Coordinator serves as the lead scientist at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve), developing and directing an applied research program that works across scientific disciplines to advance knowledge and understanding of freshwater systems on the St. Louis River estuary and coastal Lake Superior. The current research program focuses on coastal wetland science including effective land and water protection, restoration science, impacts of and response to invasive species and regional climate impacts and mitigating strategies. Based at the headwaters of the Great Lakes, the Reserve provides an established waterfront analytical laboratory, well equipped on-site vessels and work vehicle, and the 16,697-acre living laboratory within Reserve boundaries.


The Research Coordinator collaborates with diverse partners and stakeholder groups including Indigenous people and local communities to identify shared research priorities in coastal wetlands and estuarine systems. They coordinate with the Reserve's stewardship, monitoring, outreach and education programs and supervise and mentor research staff, fellows and interns. They may be expected to instruct in an undergraduate environmental science major at another institution on a bi-annual basis depending on funding and partnerships.


Full position description


Contact Information:

Deanna Erickson

deanna.erickson@wisc.edu

(608) 234-1510

Application Deadline:

October 7, 2021

Apply Here

Research With Us

Research Coordinator

The Position:

The Research Coordinator serves as the lead scientist at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve), developing and directing an applied research program that works across scientific disciplines to advance knowledge and understanding of freshwater systems on the St. Louis River estuary and coastal Lake Superior. The current research program focuses on coastal wetland science including effective land and water protection, restoration science, impacts of and response to invasive species and regional climate impacts and mitigating strategies. Based at the headwaters of the Great Lakes, the Reserve provides an established waterfront analytical laboratory, well equipped on-site vessels and work vehicle, and the 16,697-acre living laboratory within Reserve boundaries.


The Research Coordinator collaborates with diverse partners and stakeholder groups including Indigenous people and local communities to identify shared research priorities in coastal wetlands and estuarine systems. They coordinate with the Reserve's stewardship, monitoring, outreach and education programs and supervise and mentor research staff, fellows and interns. They may be expected to instruct in an undergraduate environmental science major at another institution on a bi-annual basis depending on funding and partnerships.


Full position description


Contact Information:

Deanna Erickson

deanna.erickson@wisc.edu

(608) 234-1510

Application Deadline:

October 7, 2021

Apply Here


Student Internships & Fellowships

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

The Position:

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking Masters and PhD level applicants for an exciting two-year fellowship program. Through a research project, fellows address a key reserve management need to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. You will work with a mentor, fellow scientists, and local communities to help address coastal challenges. The fellowship includes networking opportunities and career-readiness training.


Contact Information:

Deanna Erickson

deanna.erickson@wisc.edu

(715) 399-4086

Application Deadline:

December 10, 2021

Apply Here


Volunteer

Interested in volunteering with the Lake Superior Reserve? We appreciate all of our volunteers who perform valuable service for us and our communities. Connect with us at (715) 399-4082 to learn more and share your ideas.