[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Quality Science Writer in Madison, Wisconsin

TRACEY HOLLOWAY taholloway at wisc.edu
Thu May 26 10:03:22 MDT 2016

Dear ES_Jobs_Net, 

Although I often forward jobs - this one is from me personally. I am looking to hire a science writer to work with me on a variety of air quality projects at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Madison is a spectacular city to live in - nestled between two beautiful lakes, with great culture, hiking, housing options, and school system. A wide range of backgrounds could be appropriate, but it is key that the candidate have strong writing skills, and basic knowledge of air quality, atmospheric chemistry and/or meteorology. 

Deadline for applications is May 31. Although June 1 is listed as the likely start date, in practice it will be later, and there is some flexibility. I am happy to answer any questions personally. Please send application materials, described below to Ms. Kelly Rupp (kelly.rupp at wisc.edu). Please forward to your departments or recent graduates. 

Thanks!! Tracey


Working Title:
Science Writer
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelors degree required. Masters, or higher level training or equivalent experience in journalism/writing and/or physical/environmental sciences is preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
1 -2 years of writing experience preferred. Other desired skills and experiences include:
* Strong writing and communication skills
* Significant coursework in physical and/or environmental sciences (e.g. chemistry, environmental science, engineering, etc.). 
* Basic knowledge of air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and/or meteorology
* Maturity, professionalism, and an ability to work as part of a team. 
* Preference will be given to applicants with some experience in grant-writing, visual art and graphic design, and/or public outreach.
Principal duties:
The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE; nelson.wisc.edu/sage) is looking to hire a Science Writer. SAGE is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where faculty, students, and scientists examine the connections between natural resources, technology, policy, human health, security, and changes in the global environment. Our staff and students conduct cutting-edge research on these critical problems, and disseminate that knowledge through innovative teaching and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The Science Writer will work with the air quality research group at SAGE, to author and edit a range of documents including grant applications, reports, blog posts, newsletters, web materials, and presentation materials. 

The position requires working closely with Prof. Tracey Holloway, who leads air quality research at SAGE, and collaborating scientists, students and scholars.
 	Additional Information:
 	This position may be extended to the full two years allowed as a fixed-term terminal appointment and/or converted to a renewable appointment depending on needs of the research group and available funding.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

 	Employee Class:
 	Academic Staff
Department(s):	MSN/ENV ST
Full Time Salary Rate:	Minimum $36,790 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications 
Term:	This position will end on JUNE 30, 2017.
Appointment percent:	50% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:	JUNE 01, 2016
Number of Positions:	1

Application must be received by: MAY 31, 2016
To apply, please submit the following via email in pdf format to Kelly Rupp (kelly.rupp at wisc.edu):
- Resume or CV 
- Cover letter addressed to Professor Tracey Holloway that describes your experience and education as it relates to the position
- 1 or 2 writing samples (these can be scientific or non-scientific; long or short - the goal is just to get a feeling for your writing style)
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Tracey Holloway
1710 University Ave   
Fax: N/A
201a Enzyme Institute   
Email: kelly.rupp at wisc.edu <mailto:kelly.rupp at wisc.edu>
Madison, WI 53726-4087   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE <http://www.wisconsinrelay.com/> for further information. )

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:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm <http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm>NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  
UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm <http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm> to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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