ASSOCIATE CHEMIST OR CHEMIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227146-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WSLHCLINICAL CHEMNEONAT SCR
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other



Position Summary:

This position performs screening tests and assay development and validation to identify congenital disorders/conditions in newborns as part of Wisconsin's Newborn Screening Program. The techniques relevant to this position include, but not limited to, enzymatic assays, immunoreaction assays, molecular technologies and tandem mass spectrometry, and depending on the individual previous working experience and the laboratory need, the expected duties may be with an emphasis on one or two areas. In conjunction with other professionals in the program, this position also engages in reporting of screening test results. This position also provides technical assistant in researches and projects. The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality management in their daily work including: demonstrate exceptional professionalism by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with directors, manager, supervisors, coworkers, and all customers. The person must use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit and the organization. Participation in continuous learning through professional development activities is also expected. The research assistant duties include conducting experiments, data organization and analysis, participating in preparation for scientific presentations and manuscripts.

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 in Chemistry, Biology, Clinical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Genetics is required.

An official or copy of an official transcript will be required prior to employment. Applicant with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/ and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the evaluation.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

For Associate Chemist position: bachelor's degree in relevant study, or chemistry/biochemistry/molecular laboratory training or working experience is required.
For Chemist position, Bachelor's degree in relevant study with at least 3 years of working experience in chemistry/biochemistry/molecular laboratory, with a clinical testing or regulatory compliance setting, is required.

Additional Information:

Relevant skills include: Knowledge of relevant scientific databases; Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; Knowledge of basic molecular techniques; Knowledge of tandem mass spectrometry; Knowledge of enzymatic assays; Knowledge of immunoassays; Knowledge of basic quality control principles; Knowledge of method validation; Knowledge of mathematical functions and ratios; Knowledge of laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; Knowledge of newborn screening blood collection techniques and precautions; Knowledge of computer operation principles; Use of quality principles and tools; Effective team skills; Effective customer service skills; Interpersonal skills; Ability to effectively teach and communicate with students and staff; Effective writing skills.

Weekend and holiday work, on a rotating basis, is required. Hours for this position are 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.

Department(s):

A522030-WI STATE LAB OF HYGIENE/CLINICAL CHEM/NEONAT SCR

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email hrstaff@slh.wisc.edu or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.

Contact:

Kelsey Gordon
kelsey.gordon@slh.wisc.edu
608-262-5594
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. )





Official Title:

CHEMIST(R30DN) or ASSOC CHEMIST(R30FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

227146-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 11 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 25 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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