Updated Biology Job Opportunities



Chagrin River Watershed Partners is looking for two talented and motivated people to join our team. The positions are open to University of Akron undergraduate students, who are qualified and interested.

The Project Managers will work with communities, counties, park districts and watershed organizations on flooding, erosion, and other land use issues.   Successful candidates will help lead watershed protection, restoration and storm water management projects in the Chagrin River watershed and across Northeast Ohio through the Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative.

Project Manager #1 will have a key focus on developing residential and commercial green infrastructure incentive programs and storm water fee credit programs.  

Project Manager #2 will focus on Collaborating to Protect Ohio's Healthy Central Lake Erie Basin Watersheds, a project funded by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Healthy Watershed Consortium grant program. 

Both Project Managers will work with communities to protect and restore streams and wetlands, manage storm water, minimize flooding and erosion, and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities. Both Project Managers will also assist communities with comprehensive planning, watershed protection ordinances and NPDES Phase II Storm water Management Programs.  Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the position(s) for which they would like to be considered. 

Postings are also available in the ‘What’s New?’ section of CRWP’s website home page: http://www.crwp.org

Heather Elmer, Executive Director

Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.

Also Serving Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative

Office: (440) 975-3870


Summa Health System, Employment Opportunity:

From: Melissa Maddi: Research Program Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Summa Health System.  

We are interested in obtaining the assistance of undergraduate students who would be interested in helping out on manuscripts for publication.  At this level, we would provide them with a detailed outline (written by our residents and attending physician), where then the undergrad student along with the assistance of medical students would perform the literature search and write the first draft of the paper (review articles, book chapters, meta-analysis, etc).  

Obviously, if accepted for publication their name would be listed!  We feel this is the great way for students to get exposure to medical research and build up their CVs for medical school applications.  This will also help us push more projects through our pipeline.  

Feel free to email or call if you have any question. 

Melissa Maddie, M.S., Research Program Director - Orthopedics 

Summa Health, 444 N. Main St.  | Department of Orthopedics | Akron, OH 44310

Phone - 330-379-5140 Fax - 330-379-5053


Locus Fermentation Solutions

Microbiology Lab Technician

Solon, OH 44139

Pay rate: $15.00-$20.00/hr 

Locus Fermentation Solutions is dedicated to delivering cost-effective, efficacious microbial solutions to the oil, gas, and agriculture industries. Microbiology Lab Technician will be responsible for providing testing and analysis support to our world class team of fermentation and microbiology scientists! 

Microbiology Lab Technician Responsibilities:

  • Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products
  • Performs chemical analysis of raw materials and manufactured products
  • Performs in-plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient usage and distribution, finished product appearance, code date verification, pH testing and metal detection verification
  • Perform calibration and scheduled preventative maintenance on lab equipment
  • Responsible for daily finished product evaluations
  • Must follow all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Must follow company SOP's at all times
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors' degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or in a job related field of study
  • Prior experience in microbiology or aseptic laboratory environment required
  • Ability to read chemical labels and follow safe handling procedures
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Trey Arney 

Recruiting Specialist

Locus Fermentation Solutions, LLC

30500 Aurora Rd, Ste 180

Solon, OH 44139


Mobile: 740-502-3308

Notice of Examination:

Source Water Protection Coordinator (Water Treatment Plant), City of Wilmington 

The Civil Service Commission, City of Wilmington, Ohio announces an open, competitive, written Civil Service Examination for the positon of Source Water Protection Coordinator (Range 11; $18.13 per hour starting pay) for the Water Treatment Plant, Department of Public Service, City of Wilmington, Ohio. This position will plan and perform source water protection activities in the Caesar Creek and Cowan Creek watersheds. 


Applications and full job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department, City of Wilmington, Municipal Building, 69 N. South Street, Room 252, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. Applicationas are also available at https://wilmingtonoh.org/download/Human%20Resources/Employment%20Opportunities/Application.pdf  After completing the application, return it to the above address on or before 3pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 

Place of Examination:

The written test will take place promptly at 5pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. In the Community room located in the Wilmington Municipal Building, 69 N. South Street (first floor), Wilmington, Ohio. Applicants will not be admitted after the examination begins


Applicants must have reached the age of 18 and meet the Source Water Protection Coordinator position description qualifications. Applicant must pass the written examination, drug and alcohol screening, background investigation, and physical examination under the auspices of the Wilmington Civil Service Commission. Must have significant computer and computer software aptitude. 

Scope of Examination:

As outlined above, the examination shall consist of written examination and background investigation. Applicant must receive a grade of 70 or above on the written test and pass all aspects of the other tests to be placed on the eligibility list.  Applicants passing the written test shall be notified when and where to report for other tests, if applicable. 

Credit for Military Service:

Applicants who have been honorably discharged from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, and who are residents of the State of Ohio, are eligible to receive additional credit of 20% on their written examination in which a passing score is obtained. Proof (i.e. , a copy of an honorable discharge or DD-214) must be submitted on or before the examination date or with the application.  

Eligibility List:

When an applicant receives a passing score, his/her name is placed on the eligibility list. This list is arranged according to examination scores, from highest to lowest. When a vacancy exists, the appointing authority received the names of the ten highest persons on the list from which to choose and notifies them to report for an interview.  Those not chosen after having their names submitted three times shall be removed from the eligibility list.  The term of the eligibility list is one year.


An Equal Opportunity Employer


Employee Name:                                                  Position Title:  Source Water Protection Coordinator

Dept.:                       Water                                   Employment Status:            Full-Time

Reports to:               Water Superintendent           FLSA Status/Pay:                Non-exempt

Normal Hours:         40 Hours Per Week               Civil Service Status:            Classified 


Under general supervision, the Source Water Protection Coordinator is responsible for planning and performing source water protection activities in the Caesar Creek and Cowan Creek watersheds.


Possess Associate’s Degree with coursework in natural resources, environmental science or a closely related field and/or 2 years’ pertinent employment experience in water resources field with a high school diploma.



EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:

Laboratory equipment; computer, copier, fax, telephone, scanner, and other standard modern/business office equipment; pumps, generators, pickup truck, trailer, boat, water sampling and monitoring equipment.


Employee works in the vicinity of floor or wall openings, elevated platforms, runways, boat docks, bodies of water; ascends and/or descends ladders, or stairs; works in an area in which the means of egress is or can be obstructed; has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); is exposed to environmental conditions which may result in injury from fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and/or poorly ventilated work areas; is exposed to possible injury from extremely noisy conditions above 85db caused by blowers, pumps, engines, etc.; is exposed to possible injury from hazardous gases, chemicals, flammables, air contaminants, hazardous waste, unclean or unsanitary conditions, electrical shock; exposed to possibly injury as a result of working with moving mechanical parts of equipment or machines; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons or vicious animals or life threatening situations; has exposure to fire, hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; exposure to hazardous driving conditions; exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently; occasionally lifts objects 50 pounds or less; occasionally carries objects 50 pounds or less; occasionally pushes objects 50 pounds or less; occasionally pulls objects 50 pounds or less.

Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered medium work.

In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.


JOB DUTIES in order of importance






















Organizes source water protection activities; determines long-term and short-term goals; coordinates efforts with other City staff as necessary.


Coordinates water protection programs with other governmental agencies, watershed groups, and farming and business groups by forging watershed partnerships.


Makes contact with individual property owners to encourage the implementation of best practices that protect and improve water quality.


Collects raw water samples at locations throughout the City's watershed areas. Creates and implements program to monitor water quality changes.


Investigates potential pollution sources and collects samples as necessary; Contacts enforcement agencies such as local health department, ODNR and EPA when situation dictates.






Creates, develops, and implements public education and outreach programs.




Develops system to track accomplishments in the source water protection program, and implements such system.




Meets frequently with the Water Department Superintendent to discuss current and future activities and goals.




Seeks information on grant funds available for source water protection. Learns about latest research and technologies related with source water protection and determines how it may be useful in the City’s program.




Conducts laboratory tests; coordinates submission of samples to contract laboratories.






Assists in the determining need for, scheduling, and application of algaecide to the reservoirs.


May monitor and record lake/reservoir water levels, water temperature, and precipitation readings




Seeks opportunities for training and seminars, and attends with proper approval.




Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.




Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.





Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment)

Knowledge of: verbal and written communication techniques used to effectively convey information to the general public, co-workers and private and/or governmental agencies; general knowledge of the principles of water quality management; general knowledge of boating safety and operation principles; general knowledge of natural resource preservation; City goals and objectives(*); City policies and procedures(*); general knowledge of laboratory equipment and supplies; workplace safety; use of bench and/or hand tools; use of mechanics’ tools and equipment.

Skill in: presenting information to individuals and groups, use of modern office equipment; computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Office); motor vehicle operation.

Ability to: work independently; ability to read and interpret various documents including governmental regulations, codes and maps, and research related to water monitoring and quality improvement; ability to communicate with others orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret gauges, meters and other measurement devices; ability to uncover important and relevant information about a problem through research, conversation, questioning or discussion; ability to work in adverse weather conditions and recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; ability to respond to inquiries from public and/or officials in an appropriate and timely fashion;




This position description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the position incumbent. My (employee) signature below signifies that I have reviewed and understand and agree with the contents of this position description. 

Rick Schaffer: Superintendent, Water Treatment Plant

Water Distribution

City of Wilmington

1142 Prairie Avenue

Wilmington, Oh  45177

Office: 937-382-3614/Cell: 937-302-6298/Fax: 937-382-6702