Chemist I/II

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Job posting number: #7237705

Posted: April 19, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:
Would you like to work at Wisconsin's public health laboratory protecting the public from radiological hazards? The radiochemistry unit at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) is looking for a chemist to join our team! This chemist will be responsible for analyzing a variety of samples: water, soil, vegetation, milk, using different analytical methods to determine the radioactivity of the sample. This may include radioactivity analysis for: gross alpha and beta, radium, uranium, tritium, radon as well as other radionuclides. In addition, this position will be accountable for managing quality assurance tasks associated with the radiochemistry unit; this would include duties such as tracking standard operating procedure reviews, proficiency test results, facilitating internal audits and monitoring quality control metrics. After a year of employment at WSLH, the chemist may also have the opportunity to apply for a graduate certificate program in radiochemistry paid for by a national association (if selected to participate).

Responsibilities:
Chemist I (HS048)
Chemist II (HS092)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:
Required
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or closely related degree (i.e., chemical engineer, radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry or similar).

Qualifications:
Chem I: College-level chemistry laboratory course work required. Analytical laboratory experience preferred.

Chem II: College-level chemistry laboratory course work and two - three years analytical laboratory experience required. 5+ years analytical laboratory experience preferred.

Previous experience working in an environmental/radiochemistry laboratory setting is highly desired. Preference will be given to those with chemistry lab experience.

Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.





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