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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 241892-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This position performs clinical laboratory tests to detect and adequately treat metabolic and congenital defects in newborns, children, and adults as part of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Newborn Screening and Biochemical Genetics Program. In conjunction with other professionals in the program, this position assists with pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing, including reporting of screening test results. The position functions under general supervision and direction of the Chemist 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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Laboratory Technology or related field is required.

Ability to meet CLIA Laboratory Testing Personnel Standards required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in a clinical laboratory or newborn screening laboratory is preferred. A minimum of three years to five years of working experience in a clinical laboratory is required for Chemist title. A minimum of three years to five years of working experience in mass spectrometry, gas chromatography and/or high performance liquid chromatography applications is required for Chemist title.

Additional Information:

- Analytical Chemistry
- Tandem Mass Spectrometry
- Enzymatic assays
- Immunoassays
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance
- Basic mathematical functions and ratios
- Laboratory Safety (laboratory equipment, chemicals and biological hazards)
- Basic computer operation principles
- Collaborative team oriented skills with colleagues and customers
- Professional work attitude and communication

A successful visual color screening test is required prior to an offer of employment.

Hours for this position are M-F 8:30-5:00pm or Tuesday - Saturday 8:30-5pm. Weekend and holiday work, on a rotating basis, is required.

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.

Depending on unit needs and funding this position may be extended for an additional year.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


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 .


Dan Makovec
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-Terminal

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.

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:

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: .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 24 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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