Job no: 228033-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position will provide applied research and outreach to address emerging contaminants and threats to Great Lakes ecosystems and public health in Wisconsin. This will be accomplished through the lens of actionable science - sound science conducted with the highest standards for quality and integrity guided by a strong relationship with stakeholders and coupled with effective outreach and communication. Actionable science results in information or decision-support frameworks that can inform a variety of challenges.

The UW Aquatic Sciences Center (UW ASC) administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (Sea Grant) and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin's water resources. These two statewide programs receive federal and state funds as well as other funding compatible with the ASC mission. For more information visit the Sea Grant website at www.seagrant.wisc.edu and the WRI website at www.wri.wisc.edu.

Actionable science requires the full inclusion and participation of individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives, values, and tools to bear on major scientific problems. As such, we seek applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage the applications of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups. This position can be located at one of the Wisconsin Sea Grant offices in Madison, Milwaukee or Green Bay.

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:

A Master's degree is required. A Ph.D. is preferred. Emphasis in a discipline relevant to emerging contaminants in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region such as toxicology, chemistry, biology or public health is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of professional experience relevant to scientific research and outreach is required. Preferred candidates will have experience related to and knowledge of assessment of emerging contaminants and threats to Great Lakes ecosystems or public health.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,362 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on "." Be prepared to submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume or CV of relevant education and professional experience. Please be prepared to submit the names and contact information for at least three references that we may contact for a recommendation.


Jennifer Hauxwell
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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: Oct 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 13 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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