CHEMIST SUPERVISOR - EHD RADIOCHEMISTRY

Job no: 236985-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WSLHENVIRN SCRADIOCHEM
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other



Position Summary:

This position is responsible for managing the Radiochemistry Unit for the Environmental Health Division at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). Staff management responsibilities include: managing the daily work activities, directing employees, recruiting, facilitating staff training, evaluating employee performance, and taking disciplinary action when necessary. Other duties include: monitoring work flow and lab operations, approving/monitoring laboratory expenditures, consulting with internal and external colleagues regarding scientific and matters, reviewing and evaluating test reports.

The employee in this position is expected to use the tools and principles of quality management in performing their daily work including the following: Demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with other colleagues, supervisors, and all customers and partners. Provide constructive feedback for the purpose of continuous improvement in a manner that is supportive of the State Laboratory of Hygiene and its mission. Use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit. Present ideas, carry out assignments, and provide information as required. Participate in continuous learning through professional development activities.

This position is a supervisory position and reports to the Director of the Environmental Health Division.

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, nuclear chemistry, physics, biology, natural sciences, or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred in aforementioned disciplines. 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 http://www.naces.org/ and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 7 years of laboratory experience and 3 years of leadership or supervisory experience in a professional or academic setting. Experience may include direct supervision of staff including staff hiring/management, managing daily operations and production of staff, and assuring high quality results are reported and in a safe working environment. Experience may also include demonstrated non-supervisory leadership including team or project lead that included working closely with staff, coordinating effort, communicating with others, proposing decisions, working closely with other supervisors. Must have knowledge of standard instrumentation used in an environmental testing laboratory, and preferably direct experience with the primary analytical tools and methods used in a radiochemistry lab (Liquid Scintillation Analyzer, Gas Flow Proportional Counter, Gamma Spectrometer, Alpha Spectrometer)

Additional Information:

1. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment offer
2. Possess and maintain eligibility to hold a valid Wisconsin's driver's license and a driving record that meets the guidelines of UW Risk Management.
3. 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.
4. Knowledge of analytical instrumentation for the measurement of environmental contaminants and constituents and sample preparation techniques for various environmental matrices.
5. Knowledge of analytical balances and other common laboratory equipment.
6. Knowledge of overall laboratory operations, safety protocols, data validation, and staff cross training and back-up procedures
7. Knowledge and experience in SOPs as they pertain to industrial hygiene analyses and commensurate data analysis
8. Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards for Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act.
9. Experience with Microsoft Office products.
10. Effective written and oral communication skills.
11. Effective team skills.
12. Effective interpersonal skills.

Department(s):

A524970-WI STATE LAB OF HYGIENE/ENVIRN SC/RADIOCHEM

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $65,000 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 hrstaff@slh.wisc.edu or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.

Contact:

Kelsey Gordon
kelsey.gordon@slh.wisc.edu
608-262-5594
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:

SR CHEMIST(R30BN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

236985-AS

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. 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: Jul 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 21 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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