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ASSOCIATE RESERACH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 224350-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:CALS/AGRONOMY
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Mark Renz lab is looking for an individual to conduct field and greenhouse research on invasive plant management in Wisconsin natural areas. This position will be responsible for management of the herbicide screening program, assistance in other research projects as needed, as well as outreach activities associated with the Renz lab and Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN).

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Pest Management, Environmental Studies or related discipline required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

*Minimum of 2 years work experience in invasive plant identification and management.

-Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication is required.
-Ability to work outside for extended periods, occasionally under adverse weather conditions, is required.
-Must be willing to work independently and also in collaboration with others.
-Must have a Wisconsin pesticide applicator license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
-An understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis methods is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Applicants must become an approved UW-Madison driver through UW-Madison's driver authorization process. This requires meeting established driver authorization criteria listed at: http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/risk_mgt/drivetable.html.

Department(s):

A072600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AGRONOMY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $32,056 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Resume/CV submission

Contact:

Sandra Bennett
skbennet@wisc.edu
608-262-9928
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. )



Official Title:

RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

224350-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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