University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 99384-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Geology/Cartography, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the director's position in the Eugene Cameron Electron Microprobe Laboratory housed in the Department of Geoscience. This is a renewable, institutionally-supported position.

Established in 1966, our internationally-recognized lab has a longstanding tradition of excellence in applied and experimental in-situ microanalysis. The lab serves as a hub for interdisciplinary scientific inquiry involving such research fields as meteoritics, geochronology, igneous processes and volcanism, structural deformation and metamorphism, ore deposits, biosignatures of early life, carbonate paleoclimate proxies, thin films, biomaterials, and other engineered materials. The lab includes three instruments - two electron microprobes and a scanning electron microscope - and operates as a cost recovery center. The electron microbeam lab also provides opportunities for hands-on training of students from disciplines across campus.

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:

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, or related fields.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required: One year or more of experience in quantitative analysis with electron beam instruments (electron microprobe, scanning electron microscope).

Preffered two or more years daily management of an electron microprobe laboratory, publication record showing ability to pursue fundable research involving use of electron microbeam instruments, demonstrated interest and ability in development and evaluation of reference materials (standards), and an ability to handle microanalysis of challenging materials.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,787 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

An applicant may be hired into the Assistant Scientist, Associate Scientist, or Scientist title depending on experience. The title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Michelle Szabo at or (608) 262-9265.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and the 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.


Daniel Clay Kelly
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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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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