Job description

JOB NO.: 97116-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 97116-AS

Working Title: Chemist or Associate Chemist

Official Title: CHEMIST(R30DN) or ASSOC CHEMIST(R30FN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor in Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Genetics is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

For Associate Chemist position, Bachelor's degree with chemistry, or biochemistry, or molecular laboratory training or working experience is required. For Chemist position, Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of working experiencing in chemistry, or biochemistry laboratory, or molecular laboratory, with a clinical testing or regulatory compliance setting, is required.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position performs screening tests and assay development and validation 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, immunoreaction assays, molecular technologies and tandem mass spectrometry, and depending on the individual previous working experience and the laboratory need, the expected duties may be with an emphasis on one or two areas. In conjunction with other professionals in the program, this position also engages in reporting of screening test results. This position also provides technical assistant in researches and projects.

The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality management in their daily work including: demonstrate exceptional professionalism by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with directors, manager, 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. The research assistant duties include conducting experiments, data organization and analysis, participating in preparation for scientific presentations and manuscripts.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of relevant scientific databases; Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; Knowledge of basic molecular techniques; Knowledge of tandem mass spectrometry; Knowledge of enzymatic assays; Knowledge of immunoassays; Knowledge of basic quality control principles; 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:

Weekend and holiday work, on a rotating basis, is required. Hours for this position are 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 21 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 18 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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