This full-time (100% annual) position (Research Associate – Analytical Chemist) is funded through a cooperative education agreement between the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (a U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division facility) in La Crosse, WI and the River Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. The selected individual will be responsible for the development and use of cellular assays to assess the toxicity of chemicals and in depth knowledge of modelling chemical attributes to predict their toxicity to various organisms. In addition, the chemist must have integrated advanced technology metabolomic and metabolite profiling skills that are used to identify species specific metabolic responses and modes-of-action regarding the toxicity of chemicals. This position will be domiciled at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.
Successful completion of a full, 4-year, course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent in physics. In addition, applicants must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education (36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours) leading to a master's or PhD degree in chemistry or other directly related field of study.
Knowledge of the principals, theories, concepts, and techniques of chemical sciences, including analytical and organic chemistry.
Knowledge and skill to use, calibrate, and maintain a variety of general analytical research instruments.
Knowledge and skill to use, calibrate, and maintain high performance liquid chromatographs, gas chromatographs, triple quad mass spectrometers, time of flight mass spectrometers, and UV-Vis spectrometers.
Knowledge and skill to use window-based software for data collection, analysis, and reduction.
Knowledge and skill to assist in the preparation of study plans and comprehensive reports describing the results of a study.
Knowledge and skill to implement Good Laboratory Practice techniques to collect, record, reduce, and archive data to support the approval or registration of chemicals by federal regulatory agencies.
Knowledge of the development and use of cellular assays to assess the toxicity of chemicals and in depth knowledge of modelling chemical attributes to predict their toxicity to various organisms.
Knowledge of advanced technology metabolomic and metabolite profiling that are used to identify species specific metabolic responses and modes-of-action regarding the toxicity of chemicals.
The River Studies Center and the university are committed to being inclusive and supportive learning and teaching communities. We encourage applicants who enhance our commitment to these goals.
Note:Electronic submission ofapplicationmaterialsisrequired. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/. Application materials are due on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The target starting date for this position is Friday, July 14, 2017.
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair, Dr. Roger Haro, if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S.News& World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S.News& World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.