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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 273728-TE
Work type: Onsite, Temporary
Location: Boulder Junction
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

We are seeking a field and lab technician to participate in an ongoing project exploring the decline of wild rice in the Northern Highland Lake District in northern WI. This person will conduct field work, supervise an undergraduate intern, and contribute to data analysis. This researcher will live and work at the Center for Limnology's (CFL) field station at TLS in Vilas County, WI.

Responsibilities: Conducts research experiments with limited supervision. Provides technical support with some degree of independence for research projects and/or labs under moderate supervision.
  • 15% Prepares lab and/or field test materials and samples according to established research requirements and specifications. Performs lab or field tests.
  • 10% Inspects and maintains equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces
  • 50% Collects data and monitors test results according to established research requirements and specifications
  • 10% May assist with literature reviews and/or report writing
  • 15% Reviews data to summarize results for presentations or reporting
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


Bachelor's Degree


The successful applicant:

- will have a background in limnology, botany, ecology or related fields
- will have experience doing field work, preferably on lakes
- will be comfortable on and in water
- will have an enthusiastic approach to field work, including tolerance of unpleasant weather in the field
- will have excellent writing and communication skills and will successfully interact with the intern and the Principal Investigators
- will have good organizational skills for maintaining a research schedule and oversee quality assurance of data
- will be creative in helping design research strategies
- will have a familiarity with boating and trailering (desired but not required).
- must have a driver's license with two years of driving experience and a clean driving record

Work Type:

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding.


$16.00 HOURLY

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Alyssa Luckey Winters,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Alyssa Luckey Winters
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Technician(RE038)



Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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