Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232516-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the preparation and storage of chemicals, supplies, and instrumentation used in the instructional laboratories in the Department of Chemistry. Under the supervision of the laboratory directors, this position supports the instructional goals of the department and works closely with dozens of teaching assistants and thousands of students.

Responsibilities include preparation of laboratory experiments and demonstrations; maintenance/repair of a variety of laboratory equipment, computers, and instrumentation; implementation of proper safety protocol for the storage, collection, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste; administrative oversight of the stockroom including hiring, training, and scheduling of student and temporary employees, inventory management and oversight; and developing notes and protocols associated with laboratory preparation.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry or a closely related discipline such as biochemistry, molecular biology, etc., is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of shelf life, hazardous properties, special handling requirements, and special disposal requirements of chemicals and equipment.
- Technical knowledge of chemical techniques used to prepare and measure properties of a variety of chemicals.
- Knowledge of Federal "Right to Know" laws as outlined by DNR, EPA, and OSHA regulations.
- Knowledge of computer operations and operating systems (e.g., Windows/iOS)
- Knowledge of appropriate instrumentation or techniques to analyze chemical samples.
- Ability to maintain independently current state-of-the-art laboratory protocols, instrumentation, and equipment.
- Ability to write clear instructional notes and technical documents explaining laboratory techniques and set-up procedures for the purpose of preparing experiments in an instructional setting.
- Ability to interact with students, teaching assistants, lab directors, and fellow stockroom personnel regarding the chemical, equipment, and safety needs of a variety of instructional laboratory experiments.



Work Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some flexibility

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click the "" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact Char Horsfall, , 608-262-5927.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the requirements listed above.


Char Horsfall
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Mar 30 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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