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Apply now Job no: 219566-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) unit seeks a motivated individual to work within a dynamic team that supports research in the Arctic and Antarctic. This position requires strong problem-solving skills, excellent customer service and a basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems. Requires a willingness to deploy to the Polar Regions for a duration of up to 3 months at a time to assist with operation of IDP equipment.

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:

Bachelors Degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of two years of professional experience working in a project management field with a customer service focus.

Preference will be given to individuals with the following skills:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships.
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Project is desired.
- Strong writing skills; samples of written work may be requested.
- Supervisory experience.
- Basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems.
- Ability to work independently and direct/oversee the actions of small teams.
- Experience in helping to write proposals and project plans, define work-flows and budgets, coordinate and track activities, and write progress reports.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the "Apply Now" button. Please provide your resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience.


Denise Weidner
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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