This position will provide applied research and outreach to address emerging contaminants and threats to Great Lakes ecosystems and public health in Wisconsin. This will be accomplished through the lens of actionable science - sound science conducted with the highest standards for quality and integrity guided by a strong relationship with stakeholders and coupled with effective outreach and communication. Actionable science results in information or decision-support frameworks that can inform a variety of challenges.
The UW Aquatic Sciences Center (UW ASC) administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (Sea Grant) and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin's water resources. These two statewide programs receive federal and state funds as well as other funding compatible with the ASC mission. For more information visit the Sea Grant website at www.seagrant.wisc.edu and the WRI website at www.wri.wisc.edu.
Actionable science requires the full inclusion and participation of individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives, values, and tools to bear on major scientific problems. As such, we seek applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage the applications of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.
A Master's degree is required. A Ph.D. is preferred. Emphasis in a discipline relevant to emerging contaminants in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region such as toxicology, chemistry, biology or public health is preferred.