Laboratory Manager – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching, and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.

The School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at UWM is the only graduate school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater issues. Its interdisciplinary research and education programs link science with action, and are integrated across four major areas: freshwater system dynamics; human and ecosystem health; freshwater technology; and freshwater economics, policy, and management. It is the school’s goal to be recognized world-wide as the source of expert knowledge on water issues and a catalyst for great ideas that change how people think about and manage water resources.

Job Summary

The Laboratory Manager will work in conjunction with other facilities staff to provide day to day support for research, teaching, and general operational requirements at the School of Freshwater Sciences. This includes providing lead support for general lab operations, support for all aquatic life support systems, oversee facility support functions, and monitor general laboratory operations to ensure compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Wisconsin drivers license
  • 3 or more years of increasing experience with maintenance, repair, installation, and design of plumbing systems.
  • Ability to act as a 24 hr. building emergency contact.
  • Ability to perform tasks lifting more than 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in natural sciences with an emphasis in biology, limnology, or fisheries.
  • 3-5 years experience with research fisheries support systems.
  • Documented increasing experience with solving mechanical-electrical problems.
  • Familiarity with codes for plumbing and electrical work.
  • Experience with small boat operation and repair.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and OneDrive.
  • Documented ability to work in a team setting as well as unsupervised.
  • Experience driving a forklift, skid loader, and/or a manual transmission truck.
  • Familiarity or interest in freshwater/Great Lakes science .

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through UWM Jobs Website.

Completed application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level of work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualification(s), they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualification(s).

Application Deadline 07/21/2022


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