Job description

JOB NO.: 96558-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96558-AS

Working Title: Forensic Scientist

Official Title: SR CHEMIST(R30BN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors in Forensic Science, Organic Chemistry, or closely related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of 7 years' experience in a laboratory setting demonstrating superior performance and extensive knowledge in research, forensic toxicology, analytical testing and courtroom testimony. Extensive experience using gas chromatography (GC) equipped with the following: headspace, flame ionization detection, nitrogen-phosphorus detection and mass spectroscopy (MS). An individual with experience in the extraction of drugs of abuse and alcohol from a biological sample matrix in a forensic science laboratory is preferred. Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and repair GCHS, GCMS and dry scroll pumps preferred. Individual's years of experience should reflect progressively greater professional expertise and knowledge as it applies to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

License or certificate:

An individual possessing State of Wisconsin: Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Controlled Substance Analyst permit is preferred.

Position Summary:

This position is located within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), performing duties under the general supervision of the Forensic Toxicology Section Director. This position is focused on forensic toxicology testing and result interpretation for alcohol and drugs, including analytical, quality assurance and support activities associated within the WSLH roles as an American Board of Forensic Toxicology accredited laboratory. The ability to work independently and make decisions regarding analytical testing and method development assistance will be necessary. Travel and courtroom testimony regarding alcohol and drugs and the effects on the human body are also major responsibilities.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of general, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry. Knowledge of scientific and statistical basis of quantitative analysis. Knowledge of basic principles of toxicology, pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics. Knowledge of chromatographic theory and instrument operation (gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy) in analysis of biological materials for drugs and poisons. Knowledge of immunoassay procedures relative to toxicology analysis. Knowledge of theory and practice of laboratory safety. Knowledge of expert witness testimony related to laboratory analyses and interpretation of analytical results. Knowledge of computer applications related to word processing and laboratory database operations. Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles and their application to screening and quantitation procedures. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetics of ethanol and its effect on human performance.

Effective use of quality principles and tools. Effective team skills. Exceptional customer service skills. Effective interpersonal skills.
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.


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 13 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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