Job no: 231604-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

The position serves as the frontline person overseeing the proper function of a modern biological laboratory including whole building systems and laboratory equipment / instrumentation in multiple separate laboratories headed by a faculty principal investigator. Duties range from repairs managed in-house to liaison with UW physical plant skilled trades and external vendors. The position interacts with the full range of lab personnel to support desired outcomes.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

-- Bachelors degree in an engineering, science or technical field with an emphasis in mechanical, electrical, electronic, or gas/liquid handling systems is preferred.

-- A degree is not required for this position. Please refer to the "minimum years and relevant work experience" section below for more information on position requirements.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-- At least two years experience related to understanding of research building infrastructure and laboratory equipment and instrumentation utilities connections.
-- Experience and familiarity with operational support of a research building including coordination of building maintenance and assisting lab personnel with lab instrumentation needs.
-- Ability to do general troubleshooting of electrical, electronic, vacuum, refrigeration, mechanical and plumbing components on lab equipment to assess repair strategy and coordinate with physical plant or outside contractors for repair.
-- Experience and ability to use shop tools for minor in-house repairs a plus.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,029 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "" button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your qualifications as related to the position with focus on relevant experience as a frontline manager of biological lab operations in an academic setting and a current resume.


Kim Voss
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Feb 17 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 10 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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