Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232519-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Position Summary:

Dr. Matt Ruark's Nutrient Cycling and Agroecosystems laboratory (UW Dept of Soil Science) is seeking a temporary employee for our summer season. This agricultural research emphasizes cover cropping in row crops and soil fertility management in vegetable systems. Duties for this position include collection, preparation, and analysis of plant and soil samples, specifically soil and plant biomass sampling and grinding, soil extraction (basic laboratory procedure), and organizational/archive work. The desired applicant will be punctual for early mornings, have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and willing to work both independently and with others.
This is a full-time position (30-40 hrs/week) starting early or mid-May, and continuing through October 2021. Students graduating in May are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by April 9th; interviews will be rolling (Apply early--good candidates will be hired ASAP).

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

High School diploma - preferred minimum.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:


License or Certificate:

Wisconsin Driver License

Additional Information:

Must be able to pass UW driving requirements.
Must be able to work outdoors in weather extremes (please consider any allergies to grass or ragweed pollen).
Must be able to work in a dusty environment.
Must be able to arrive on campus very early in the morning.
Must have some flexibility in your work schedule for long days.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs. repeatedly and stand/stay on feet 8 hours at a time.



Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 6 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $13.86 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `"" button. You will be asked to upload a resume outlining school and any work experience, one paragraph describing your skills as related to field and labwork, and one paragraph describing your academic, work, and life goals. Transcript of college coursework, if applicable (unofficial transcripts are ok).


Pam Spahn
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:

Temporary Employment

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.

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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: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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