Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228349-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This is a Chemist Level position within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), and performs duties under the supervision of the Organic Chemistry Supervisor. This position serves as a Liquid Chromatography ? Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) specialist responsible for independently preparing, analyzing and reporting water, waste water, solids and other sample matrices to support state or federal regulations, research grants or other contracts. Responsibilities include performing routine and non-routine analysis using state-of-the-art technologies; performing maintenance on complex systems; training other analysts; and working with clients to understand the results we have provided. Knowledge of GCMS, GC-FID, and GC-ECD would also be preferable as this position may also run other routine tests in the laboratory.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree in science related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 2 years analytical experience required for the Chemist title. Knowledge of LCMSMS preferred.

Additional Information:

Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge of organic, quantitative, qualitative and instrumental chemistry.
- Knowledge of the theory of operation of LC-MS-MS, GCMS and other GC instrumentation.
- Knowledge/experience working in an organic chemistry laboratory environment, and the potential sources of sample contamination at trace level concentrations.
- Knowledge of guidelines and principles for good laboratory practice.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory safety.
- Knowledge of laboratory quality control principles and practices including statistics.
- Knowledge of effective techniques for teaching and training.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to effectively work as a team member.
- Ability to independently formulate strategies and action plans.
- Knowledge of environmental laboratory regulatory requirements.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Effective customer service skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- 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.

Special Requirements:
A Criminal Background Check will be conducted. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that meets the guidelines of the University of Wisconsin Risk Management.

Schedule Comments:
Normal work hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexibility with this work schedule will be required and the ability and willingness to periodically respond to an emergency on a 24/7 basis is necessary.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $51,292 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including at least one supervisor.

If you have questions, you may email or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.


Kelsey Gordon
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Oct 23 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 19 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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