Emerging Contaminants Scientist

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Position Summary:

This position will provide applied research and outreach to address emerging contaminants and threats to Great Lakes ecosystems and public health in Wisconsin. This will be accomplished through the lens of actionable science - sound science conducted with the highest standards for quality and integrity guided by a strong relationship with stakeholders and coupled with effective outreach and communication. Actionable science results in information or decision-support frameworks that can inform a variety of challenges.

The UW Aquatic Sciences Center (UW ASC) administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (Sea Grant) and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin's water resources. These two statewide programs receive federal and state funds as well as other funding compatible with the ASC mission. For more information visit the Sea Grant website at www.seagrant.wisc.edu and the WRI website at www.wri.wisc.edu.

Actionable science requires the full inclusion and participation of individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives, values, and tools to bear on major scientific problems. As such, we seek applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage the applications of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree is required. A Ph.D. is preferred. Emphasis in a discipline relevant to emerging contaminants in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region such as toxicology, chemistry, biology or public health is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of professional experience relevant to scientific research and outreach is required. Preferred candidates will have experience related to and knowledge of assessment of emerging contaminants and threats to Great Lakes ecosystems or public health.