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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 214630-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Associate Director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), focusing on clinical testing at WSLH. The Associate Director will also serve as the College of American Pathologists (CAP/CLIA) Laboratory Director for the WSLH. This position will provide administrative leadership to all clinical testing at WSLH, which includes Biochemical Genetics, Chemical Emergency Response, Communicable Diseases, Cytology, Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, and Newborn Screening. This position will also be responsible for facilitating and overseeing, in collaboration with Division Technical Directors; lab wide quality assurance, safety (including biosafety), and other compliance processes at WSLH, and serve as the primary WSLH administrative liaison to the Wisconsin Department of Human Services (DHS) and WSLH clinical and healthcare partners.

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., M.D., or D.O. required.
M.D. or D.O.: Current Wisconsin medical license or eligibility to receive a Wisconsin medical license AND board certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology OR laboratory training/experience to serve as a CAP Director as required by The College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CAP/CLIA) for directors of laboratories performing high complexity testing.
Ph.D.: Doctoral degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory sciences with current certification by a board approved by HHS.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Five years of supervisory experience in a clinical or public health laboratory preferred.
Minimum of three years serving as a CAP/CLIA Technical Director is required and more than five years of experience is preferred.
Experience as a CAP/CLIA Laboratory Director is preferred.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $125,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including at least one supervisor.

If you have questions, you may email or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.


Kelsey Gordon
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 Spring 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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