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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 254097-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Client-Based Research Services, Research

Job Summary:

This position is located in the Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station within the School of Pharmacy. Position involves: development and validation of analytical methods for drug substances and drug products, assisting in the execution of technical protocols for drug characterization in support of Station client projects, conducting and maintaining Station laboratory operations including equipment qualification and maintenance, sample tracking, data management, report writing and quality reviews, participation with the entire Station team in problem-solving for unique, complex, and non-traditional R&D challenges, assisting other lab staff, including students and interns in the areas of lab operational procedures, and use, maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.

Responsibilities: Client-Based Researcher III (RE003)
Client-Based Researcher II (RE002)
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
Minimum of a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related life sciences.


Qualifications Required for Client-Based Researcher II
Applicants should have at least 4 years of experience in analytical chemistry of bulk drugs and drug products.
*Experience with conducting analytical method development and validation for pharmaceuticals and GLP/GMP documentation practices.
*Hands-on experience with the use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of HPLC analytical instrumentation for small molecule drug analysis.
*Familiarity with characterization techniques such as dissolution testing, GC, particle size, DSC, TGA, and XRPD.

Qualifications Required for Client-Based Researcher III
*Applicants should have at least 8 years of experience in analytical chemistry of bulk drugs and drug products
*Experience with writing analytical method development and validation protocols for pharmaceuticals and ensuring compliance with GLP/GMP documentation practices.
*Hands-on experience with the use, maintenance, and independent troubleshooting of various analytical instrumentation for small molecule drug analysis including HPLC.
*Experience conducting physiochemical characterization of materials using techniques such as dissolution testing, GC, particle size, DSC, TGA, and XRPD.

In addition, all applicants:
*Are required to exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills
*Should be comfortable working in a team environment that includes a variety of drug development projects with competing priorities and deadlines.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum salary for the Client Based Researcher level II is $55,000. Those candidates that meet the level III qualifications should expect a minimum salary higher than $55,000. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

The School of Pharmacy embraces the values of diversity and inclusion, as they are essential in achieving related goals outlined in our School's strategic plan. We aspire to integrate diversity and inclusion behaviors into teaching, research, and our service mission to advance our priorities of creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming environment. Further, we believe these values are critical in preparing our students to address and eliminate health disparities.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have awareness, commitment, and practice of diversity and inclusion behaviors, and we especially encourage women and people from underrepresented minority groups to apply.

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you are required to submit a cover letter detailing your experience as it relates to the position, a current resume, and professional references.


Calvin Phomsena
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:

Client-Based Researcher II(RE002) or Client-Based Researcher III(RE003)



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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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