Job no: 226511-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: EDUC/WCER
Location: Adams
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Office & Administrative Support, Project Management, Other

Position Summary:

The Laboratory Manager in the Epistemic Analytics lab oversees operations and coordinates the activities of multiple, complex projects and staff. The Laboratory Manager works closely with principal investigators and senior leadership on strategic initiatives, operational planning, budget management, internal and external communications, grant proposal preparation, and research compliance. In addition, the Laboratory Manager is the primary liaison to the WCER administrative offices, other institutions, research collaborators, educators, and all other outside parties. This position thus requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, administrative officials at UW-Madison, and a broad range of national and international partners.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Experience with project management, administrative coordination, or similar tasks
2. Experience working in an academic research environment
3. Experience preparing and managing budgets
4. Experience with data collection or management of research data
5. Expertise with Google and Microsoft software, including word processing programs, spreadsheets, and collaboration tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams)
6. Excellent organizational and analytical skills
7. Strong interpersonal skills
8. Effective oral and written communication
9. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple, complex projects and a fluctuating workload

Additional Information:

This position may be extended or made renewable pending additional funding.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Andrew Ruis, current resume and a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references. Please include your current or most recent supervisor.


Mary Hegge
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Sep 1 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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