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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM SPECIALIST CALS/AGRONOMY Madison
This position provides exceptional, comprehensive, needed administrative and operational support to the Jahn research group in the Department of Agronomy
PLANT PATHOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST CALS/PLANT PATHOLOGY Madison
The Department of Plant Pathology is looking for an instructional specialist to assist faculty with class preparation and instruction.
AM CALF CARETAKER CALS/AG RES STA/DAIRY FORG RES Prairie du Sac
The Dairy Forage Research Center is located between Prairie du Sac and Merrimac. Our team effort makes it possible to milk over 360 cows 3 times a day with a total herd of around 770. We breed year round so we never have a shortage of calves to care for. Between the benefits of working with the calves and cows we have the added benefits associated with being a UW Madison employee. Attention to detail is a must to ensure that all research data is collected accurately. If you love working with cows we want you to join our team.
DAIRY CATTLE CENTER UNIT MANAGER CALS/DAIRY SCIENCE/DAIRY HERD Madison
The Department of Dairy Science is seeking a unit manager for Dairy Cattle Center, who will be responsible for the day to day operation and oversight of approximately 12 employees and more than 80 animals. This facility is housed on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus, and requires an individual with extensive knowledge on dairy farm operations, skills in coordination and implementation of research projects, and a high level of attention to detail to maintain animal care standards and the collection of accurate research data. Candidates for this position must possess a B.S. degree in a related field, and 5 years of dairy industry experience.
GRAZING AND PERENNIAL AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST CALS/CIAS Madison
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison provides research, training and outreach on sustainable farming and food. With an emphasis on participatory research, CIAS has strong roots in the Wisconsin Idea. Managed grazing has been an important component of CIAS’s work since its founding in 1989. This position will primarily be responsible for coordinating and growing research and outreach on managed grazing and perennial agriculture at CIAS, supporting existing programming, and seeking opportunities to expand.
ENDPOINT SUPPORT TECHNOLOGIST CALS/ADMIN SVCS/ADM COMP SVCS Madison
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) IT Office at the University of Wisconsin – Madison offers a dynamic work environment, including a broad range of engaging and diverse responsibilities related to desktop support services. The Endpoint Support Technologist would join our well-established team of IT professionals who support faculty and staff in furthering the teaching, research & outreach missions of the college. Our offices are located in Ag Hall which sits at the top of beautiful Henry Mall. We are also fortunate to be close to Allen Centennial Gardens, and the Babcock Hall Dairy Store.
ANIMAL RESEARCH TECH CALS/DAIRY SCIENCE/DAIRY HERD Arlington
If you are a hardworking, reliable individual who is seeking a job working with large animals, in a research based agricultural field, this could be what you are searching for. The Blaine Dairy is home to 500 milking cows, 100 dry cows, and 100 neonatal heifer calves. This industry leading facility is in need of employees who are willing to learn, and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail in order to help ensure the highest levels of animal care and the collection of accurate research data.
APPLIED STATISTICIAN / DATA SCIENTIST CALS/COM & BIOMET Madison
Are you interested being part of a team advancing applied statistics and data science across the agricultural, biological, physical and social sciences? The Biometry Program at UW-Madison has a 40-year history of collaborating with students, faculty and staff on design, analysis and presentation of results for a wide variety of experiments and studies. We enable researchers to improve their statistical reasoning and data science capacity by guiding them in reproducible strategies for data analysis. The Applied Statistician/Data Scientist will be responsible for coordinating interactions with researchers for a wide portfolio of projects, with primary duty being one-on-one consulting with collaborators, and additional duties including drafting of sample analysis plans, seminars or workshops on applied statistics and data science collaboration, assistance with aspects of grant writing materials and methods.
MEAT LAB MANAGER CALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE Madison
Are you interested in bacon, brats, prime rib, food safety and pharmaceutical products? Contributing to development of “new approach” and “forward thinking” teaching, research and Extension missions of our land grant university? The state-of-the-art Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building will be completed in January 2019. The program mgr’s role is oversight of activities occurring in the USDA-inspected space and support of activities occurring in the Biosafety Level 2 facility. S/he will manage the existing Meat Science Lab program, transition to the MSABD and oversee the evolution of the program into the MSABD’s 21st century facilities and equipment. The Animal Sciences Department’s missions are research, instruction and extension. The MSABD building is designed to support these missions with programmatic themes focusing on 1) Minimal and further processed meat and poultry products resulting from the complete chain of events from live animal (cattle, poultry, sheep, and swine) to product, 2) Retail meat sales to foster consumer education and revenue generation and 3) Animal-derived biologics targeted to both animal agriculture and human health. The program manager will report to the Director of MSABD and be responsible for activities related to the first two themes and tissue collection activities to support the third theme. This is an opportunity to be involved in a vibrant muscle foods program in Wisconsin, which has a long and rich history of collaboration with the national meat industry. Operational procedures must comply with regulations imposed by the USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service, CALS Animal Care and Use Committee, and campus security (Police, Fire and Biosafety) so be ready to learn and apply the “rules and regs”. Undergraduate students will be the principal labor force in MSABD so the desire and skills to attract, train, mentor and enthuse students in the work of the meat industry is important to the MSABD program.
DESCRIPTIVE SENSORY PANELIST CALS/DAIRY RES, CTR FOR Madison
Are you passionate about all types of food? The Center for Dairy Research is looking for Descriptive Sensory Panelists to be part of a group of expert tasters and evaluators. Please see position description to see what it is all about.
OUTREACH SPECIALIST CALS/AGRONOMY Madison
This position will primarily be responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of educational information for Wisconsin's First Detectors Network (http://fyi.uwex.edu/wifdn/) and managing volunteers in this program. The Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN) is a citizen science network that empowers people to take action against invasive species through invasive species monitoring, management, and outreach
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FOREST ECOLOGY CALS/ FOREST & WILDLIFE ECOL Madison
Here is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach in forest ecology. Ideally, the successful candidate will focus on forest and landscape responses to change agents and the manipulation of forest structure and composition. Our new colleague will create a vibrant research program and make meaningful contributions in teaching; and mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and trainees. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is internationally known for its research, teaching, and outreach and we are eager to welcome a new colleague to work and collaborate with us.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - INSECT VECTOR BIOLOGIST / INSECT PHYSIOLOGIST CALS/ENTOMOLOGY Madison
The Department of Entomology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in the Physiological and Molecular Interactions between Insect Vectors of Human and Animal Diseases and their Associated Microbes.
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY IN GENETICS CALS/GENETICS Madison
The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in fundamental aspects of inheritance or its phenotypic manifestation.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING:ADVANCED MACHINERY SYSTEMS CALS/BIO SYS ENGR Madison
The Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an outstanding researcher and effective instructor to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. This position will specialize in advanced machinery systems engineering for the efficient and environmentally sustainable production of food, animal feed, energy feedstock and bio-products.
FACULTY IN COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY CALS/COMM & ENVIRON SOC Madison
We seek an outstanding teacher and vigorous researcher to improve the ability to understand and intervene on intersecting social causes and consequences of environmental health issues.

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