Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 229417-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering

Position Summary:

The Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) is a research and development organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education office. PSL develops unique instrumentation solutions used in scientific research programs all over the world. Our expertise spans the entire engineering process from initial conceptual design, through engineering development, fabrication, testing, and on-site installation. We have experience with projects at every scale and level of complexity.

This position has significant responsibilities for the conceptualization, design, construction, operation, testing and improvement of hardware and software systems used for research. This position will lead networking and control system software and hardware development for highly complex systems, including the Ice Cube Drill upgrade.

This position will lead supporting research, engineering, drafting and fabrication personnel, and provide on-site training of the networking and controls system functionality as necessary.

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 of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science required. Masters degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of ten years working in research and development required, preferably in an academic setting.

Experience in the design and implementation of scientific instrumentation for extreme environments is required.

Minimum of three years experience selecting, configuring, testing, and documenting Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers, variable-frequency motor drives, control system networks, and distributed input/output systems is required.

Experience with space-flight, cryogenic, and/or Antarctic operating environments is preferred.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.wisc.edu. Please click on the "" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position.


Elizabeth Danielak
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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).

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Applications Open: Feb 4 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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