Job description

JOB NO.: 96556-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Management/Supervisory, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96556-AS

Working Title: Chemist Supervisor - Chemical Emergency Response

Official Title: SR CHEMIST(R30BN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry, 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 and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 7 years of laboratory experience. Minimum of 3 years of leadership or supervisory experience in a professional or academic laboratory setting (can be simultaneous with the laboratory experience). 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 acting as a team or project lead working closely with staff, coordinating effort, communicating with others, proposing decisions, and working closely with other leaders. Must have knowledge of, and preferably direct experience with the primary analytical tools used in Chemical threat testing, particularly LCMS/MS, GCMS, ICPMS, and solid-phase extraction. Experience utilizing and practicing quality assurance/quality control is also required.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for managing the Chemical Emergency Response (CER) Program within the Environmental Health Division (EHD) at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). Activities will include both management and analytical responsibilities. Staff management responsibilities include: managing the daily work activities, directing employees, recruitment, facilitating staff training, evaluating employee performance, and taking disciplinary action when necessary. Analytical and related duties include: analytical determinations and technology expertise, collaborating with internal and external colleagues and representing WSLH regarding scientific matters, and assuring compliance with laboratory regulations and quality assurance practices.

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 Chemistry Response Coordinator of the WSLH Environmental Health Division.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment offer
Must possess and maintain eligibility to hold a valid Wisconsin drivers license and 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 of analytical instrumentation used for the measurement of organic & inorganic chemical threat agents, such as LCMS/MS, GCMS, ICPMS, and solid-phase extraction.
Knowledge of pipettes, analytical balances, and other common laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of overall laboratory operations, safety protocols, data validation, and staff cross training and back-up procedures
Knowledge and experience with emergency preparedness and response partners and practices.
Knowledge and experience with clinical laboratory regulations and QA/QC.
Knowledge of chemical threat agents and their lab measurement.
Knowledge of quality assurance as it applies to clinical testing.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Effective public speaking skills.
Effective team skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.


Heather Sauer
[email protected]
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 [email protected] 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: Oct 30 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 27 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 10/31/2018
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