Job no: 235173-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This person in this position will participate in a wide variety of lab activities within the Trace Element Clean Lab (TECL) at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). This department performs analysis for a variety of primarily environmental initiatives. Among these are NADP's Mercury Deposition Network (MDN) and Litterfall Network, water chemistry monitoring for the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, and research support for various universities, government agencies, and industries. Responsibilities will include sample tracking, sample preparation, analysis, and data management of various sample matrices. This position is expected to operate both IC and CVAFS, as well as perform both routine and non-routine sample preparation for analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS).
This position is located in the WSLH TECL at 2601 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin and reports to the TECL Supervisor.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry, biology, natural sciences, or related discipline. An official or copy of an official, transcript will be required prior to an offer of employment. (Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One to five years of experience in an environmental laboratory is desired. Familiarity with operating and troubleshooting Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spec (CVAFS) or Ion Chromatography (IC) is required. Knowledge of clean technique is required. Successful candidates will be knowledgeable about the functions of National Atmospheric Deposition Program
(NADP) and familiar with requirements for performing methods under accreditation by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) or similar.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment offer.
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.
Knowledge of overall laboratory operations, hazardous chemicals, and safety protocols.
Knowledge and experience in SOPs as they pertain to environmental analyses and related data analysis.
Knowledge of quality assurance as it applies to environmental analysis such as limits of detection and quantitation, precision, accuracy.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Customer service skills.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,643 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-Renewable

Job Number:


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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.

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Applications Open: May 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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