Job description

JOB NO.: 96911-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

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

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96911-AS

Working Title: Forensic Scientist

Official Title: ASSOC CHEMIST(R30FN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology or other appropriate science field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

One year of laboratory experience preferred. Knowledge of the theory of operation of GCMS and other GC instrumentation as well as experience with GC, LC and EIA instrumentation. Experience in examining and interpreting analytical data from various types of instrumentation including GC and EIA. An individual with an understanding of quality control and quality assurance principles within a forensic toxicology laboratory is preferred. Extraction of biological specimens for the detection of alcohol and other drugs of abuse. Ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. Candidates with forensic science experience will receive preference.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This is a Chemist position 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 for alcohol and drugs, including analytical, quality assurance, and support activities associated with the WSLH role as an American Board of Forensic Toxicology accredited laboratory. 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 the principles of gas and liquid chromatography and their application to analysis of drugs in biological materials. Knowledge of enzyme immunoassay theory and instrumentation. Knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology principles. Knowledge of analysis of biological specimens

for drugs and poisons. Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles and their application to screening and quantitation procedures. Excellent verbal communication skills are essential to meet the responsibilities of this position.
Effective use of quality principles and tools as well as effective team skills will be important. Exceptional customer service skills and interpersonal skills will be required.
This position regularly requires the individual to work with blood and other clinical sample matrices.

Possession of a valid driver's license and driving record that meets University of Wisconsin Risk Management guidelines is required.

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: Dec 7 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 21 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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