Madison, WI
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 93701-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93701-AS

Working Title: Senior Chemist

Official Title: SR CHEMIST(R30BN)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 26, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $57,644 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree with a major in a Chemistry or related field (e.g. Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology etc.). Advanced degree in Chemistry or related field preferred. 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 number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum seven years' experience in an academic or professional laboratory. Experience in an environmental laboratory setting preferred.

Knowledge of general, inorganic and analytical chemistry; knowledge of theory and instrument operation for Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICPOES). Must have at least five years' operating an ICPOES. In addition, expert knowledge is required of inorganic laboratory practices as demonstrated by at least five years working in a laboratory that analyses metals and inorganic constituents. Demonstrated laboratory experience must also include experience in basic measurements and techniques such as pH, conductivity, filtration techniques, and micro balance operation. Experience must also include demonstrated knowledge of computer skills, their use and application to a laboratory; knowledge of laboratory safety; knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance; exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position is a critical position to ensure samples are analyzed in an accurate and timely manner. This position will work as a team with others to ensure high quality data is produced to meet the needs and requirements of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). This position operates at a level of teamwork and cross training to ensure laboratory coverage and any critical timelines and sample holding times are met.

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 reports to the Laboratory Manager - NADP.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment offer
Possess and maintain a driving record that meets the guidelines of UW Risk Management.
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 and demonstrated experience with ICPOES.
Knowledge of flow injection analyzers (FIA) and Ion Chromatography (IC).
Knowledge of analytical instrumentation for the measurement of pH and conductivity such as measurement probes and meters.
Knowledge of analytical balances and other common equipment.
Knowledge of overall laboratory operations, safety protocols, data validation, and staff cross training and back-up procedures
Knowledge of environmental sample collection protocols such as duplicates and replicates.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Effective team skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.


Heather Sauer
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email or call Heather Sauer, 608-890-1152.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Feb 26 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Mar 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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