Job description

JOB NO.: 96621-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96621-AS

Working Title: Chemist

Official Title: CHEMIST(R30DN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 08, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of three years to five years of working experience in a biochemical laboratory is required. A minimum of three years to five years of working experience in mass spectrometry and/or high performance liquid chromatography applications is required. Experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position performs screening tests to identify congenital disorders/conditions in newborns as part of Wisconsin's Newborn Screening Program. The techniques relevant to this position include, but not limited to, enzymatic assays, tandem mass spectrometry, and high performance liquid chromatography. 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.

The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality assurance in their daily work. This person must demonstrate exceptional professionalism by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with directors, supervisors, coworkers, and all customers. The person must use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit and the organization. Participation in continuous learning through professional development activities is also expected.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; Knowledge of high performance liquid chromatography; Knowledge of enzymatic assays; Knowledge of mass spectrometry; Knowledge of quality control principles; Knowledge of quality assurance; Knowledge of method validation; Knowledge of mathematical functions and ratios; Knowledge of laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; Knowledge of newborn screening blood collection techniques and precautions; Knowledge of computer operation principles; Use of quality principles and tools; Effective team skills; Effective customer service skills; Interpersonal skills; Ability to effectively teach and communicate with students and staff; Effective writing 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: Nov 5 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 3 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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