University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 94324

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 05/18/18


Working Title:
Assistant Researcher - Chemistry & Ecology
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Toxicology or related discipline required
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one year of experience in chemical analyses and analytical instrumentation (especially HPLC) required. Strong writing and statistical skills beneficial. Must have exceptional organizational, supervisory, and communication/interpersonal skills, as necessary for managing a diverse and productive research group. Must be able to work independently and as part of a research team.
Principal duties:
*Design and conduct experiments (15%)
*Write up results for publication in peer-reviewed journals. (10%)
*Assist with management of field and greenhouse plant studies (10%)
*Perform chemical analyses (chromatographic and spectrometric) (20%)
*Hire, train and supervise undergraduate assistants (5%)
*Train lab personnel (undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs) in chemical analyses (10%)
*Maintain analytical instrumentation (20%)
*Order and manage lab supply inventory (10%)
  Additional Information
 This position is being announced simultaneously with PVL 94321 under the Research Specialist title series; please note only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to consider candidates with a wide range of qualifications for this position.

Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:70% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
To apply for this position, please include a cover letter, CV and a document with contact information for 3 references. Applicants should describe previous experience in analytical chemistry (especially chromatography), and project and personnel management, as applicable.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Tami Flock
Phone: 608-262-0781
1630 Linden Dr   
Fax: N/A
Russell Laboratories   
Madison, WI 53706-1598   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.