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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223501-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Plant Sciences, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of Dr. Randall Jackson, the position coordinates field and lab activities of the Jackson Lab, which studies grasslands and cropping systems, to assist faculty, scientist, postdoc, and graduate student research.
The program coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the laboratory and mobile field equipment. In this role, they will maintain inventories and/or purchase equipment, chemical reagents, and other supplies. In addition, the program coordinator may assist in development of experimental demonstrations for instructional purposes. The program coordinator supervises and coordinates the work of undergraduate students, limited term employees, and academic staff. In addition, the program coordinator will frequently interact with other labs at UW (and other institutions) to coordinate fee-for-service analytical capabilities of the lab, coordinate and manage program activities with responsibility for costs, methods, and employees. Finally, the program coordinator will develop and ensure Standard Operating Procedures and protocols are maintained and applied. The specific duties related to this role are outlined below.

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:

M.S. required in Agronomy, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biogeochemistry or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least two years of experience working in or managing a field and laboratory research program in grassland and cropping system ecology and management. Experience with long-term cropping systems experiments including field sampling, sample processing and analysis, sample archiving, data entry and retrieval, and database management. Experience with field and lab equipment including supply requisition, maintenance and repair. Some budgetary experience a plus but not required.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter and resume


Sandra Bennett
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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

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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:

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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