UW Madison

Job Announcement Code(s): 14-01721



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Full Time (40 hrs/week)


This position is in pay schedule/range 15-03. Starting salary is between $46,917 and $77,414, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A six-month probationary period is required.

Special Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have 3 years of professional work experience performing Trace Element Analysis using ICPMS instrumentation and a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry or related field (e.g. Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, etc.), or a Health Science Field (e.g. Medical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, etc.)


Nancy Shaker Marty, Human Resources, 608-262-4658,

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Deadline to Apply:

Completed application materials must be received by July 14, 2014. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.


You will be joining a highly experienced staff at a full-service public health laboratory within the wonderful academic setting of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Position is located at 2601 Agriculture Drive, Madison WI 53718. For more information, please visit

Job Duties:   

This is a senior level chemist position within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) and performs duties under the general supervision of the Chemical Emergency Response (CER) Coordinator. Responsibilities include analytical, quality assurance, method development, and other responsibilities associated with the WSLH role as a CDC level 1 CER preparedness lab. The position is focused on and plays a major role in the development and implementation of methods to safely handle and analyze suspected chemical threat agents by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS), alone and coupled with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Expertise is also maintained in GCMS, LCMS/MS, and other appropriate complex analytical methodologies.  Responsibilities also include training others on new CDC methods, and fulfilling proficiency testing and other requirements associated with maintaining level 1 status.

The complete position description is located at:

Special Notes:   

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor our recruitment and selection practices.  In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability and Protected Veterans forms.  Please reference Vacancy ID 90916 when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

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Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

Knowledge of inorganic, quantitative, qualitative, and instrumental chemistry; knowledge of the theory of operation of ICPMS instrumentation; knowledge of guidelines and principles for good laboratory practice; knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory safety; knowledge of laboratory quality control principals and practices including statistics; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively work as a team member; excellent time management skills; excellent organizational skills; effective customer service skills; effective interpersonal skills; must possess a valid driver's license and driving record that meets University of Wisconsin Risk Management guidelines;  as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.

How to Apply:   

Apply Online!!  Go to and enter 14-01721, the Job Announcement Code for this position.

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account.  After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click Apply Now.  You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and cover letter, containing information related to the following areas: 

1. Your experience performing chemical analyses in an analytical laboratory setting.
2. Your knowledge and experience working with ICPMS.
3. Your experience utilizing common laboratory quality control & assurance procedures.
4. Your experience generating technical documents, e.g. standard operating procedures, and/or providing training to others.

It is acceptable to reference your résumé in the cover letter, but not as the sole response for the four specified areas above.

Complete the exam by clicking View Exam Options and then Take Exam.  Applications must be received by July 14, 2014.  Materials will be reviewed and qualified applicants will move forward in the evaluation process.  If you have questions or any problems with the exam, please contact Nancy Shaker Marty at 608-262-4658 or send email to