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The Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota are proud to be equal opportunity employers. All employment opportunities can be found on the University’s employment website. Although we receive many inquiries, IonE operates with a small staff and job openings are infrequent. As available, all positions and application instructions will be posted. Please note, we do not accept or respond to unsolicited job inquiries or résumés.


Graduate Research Assistant

We are managing a block grant to advance our renewable electricity research portfolio.  With strong oversight from the grant PI, this position will primarily serve as the program manager for the administration of the granting program.  For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter. This position will be for, at minimum, the 2017 AY – 08/29/2016 – 05/28/2017, with availability to continue into summer and the following academic year for the right candidate.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 311902.

Student Positions

Project Assistant

The student project assistant will assist the Institute on the Environment (IonE) Director for International Partnerships with day-to-day tasks that are part of two large international projects with Germany and other projects. This position is available immediately for continued employment through the Spring 2017 semester, dependent upon performance and availability of funds. This position may be extended for the right candidate. The right candidate is someone who pays close attention to detail, is reliable, can see what needs to be done and takes the initiative to do it, is personable, is interested in how the University connects with non-university partners in government, politics, business, and the nonprofit world, and wants to be a productive member of the IonE family.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 313246.

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