Job description

JOB NO.: 96559-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96559-AS

Working Title: Chemist

Official Title: ASSOC CHEMIST(R30FN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $44,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry (e.g. nuclear, bio, physical, environmental), biology, or other science degree. 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 one year experience in a laboratory or professional setting. Experience can include internships, applicable coursework, work-study, volunteer, or other applicable work experiences.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for the analysis of environmental and food samples for the purpose of monitoring low level radiation. These analyses utilize gamma spectrometers, liquid scintillation analyzers, gas flow proportional counters, and survey meters. Data reduction, record keeping, and quality assurance are integral parts of this position.
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 managers, supervisor, coworkers, and all customers; provide constructive feedback for the purpose of continuous improvement in a manner that is supportive of the WSLH and its mission; use data collection tools as appropriate; 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.

Additional Information:

1.Knowledge of laboratory terminology related to radioactivity and its measurement.
2.Knowledge of analytical laboratory equipment for sampling and measurement.
3.Use of basic analytical laboratory instrumentation -- pH meter, analytical balances, volumetric glassware.
4.Knowledge of statistical methods and terminology.
5.Knowledge of laboratory safety.
6.Knowledge of sample preparation techniques.
7.Knowledge of implementation of quality assurance techniques and processes.
8.Use of computers for laboratory analysis and data reduction.
9.Effective team skills.
10.Exceptional customer service skills.
11.Effective interpersonal skills.
12.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 31 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/1/2018
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