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  • Communications and Content Developer

    Communications and Content Developer


    Position:  Academic Hourly


    Salary:  $15/hour; a minimum of 30 hours/week, no more than 40 hours/week


    Availability:  as soon as possible


    Primary Position Function:

    Maintain the Illinois Water Inventory Program (IWIP) Database and associated well records data by entering data, evaluating data quality, evaluating historical paper records for information and conducting interviews with data suppliers from high-capacity water systems in Illinois.  Process and file incoming and historical water well information. 

  • Inventory Assistant (Undergraduate Hourly)

  • Fisheries Technician-Illinois-Lake Michigan Biological Station

    The primary role of the fisheries technician is to conduct basic and applied research in the area of aquatic ecology. This position is based at the Illinois-Lake Michigan Biological Station.

  • Hourly Assistant (Editorial)

  • Undergraduate Hourly Lab Assistant (up to 2 positions)

    Seeking up to 2 U of I undergraduate students to assist with glassware cleaning and laboratory housekeeping, sample processing and preparation for experiments, and performing physical and chemical testing of manure samples. 

  • Entomology Lab Technician (Hourly Assistant)

    The lab assistant will conduct laboratory tasks including washing, pinning, labeling, and identification of insect specimens in support of research project on pollinators in prairie restorations. 

  • Engineer-Graduate Student Hourly

    The Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program is seeking a graduate student to conduct and/or review hydrologic and hydraulic studies, communicate results, and assist with the preparation of technical reports.