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Researcher I (Temporary)

Position Information

POSTING DATE:  March 27, 2023

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, located at the base of the largest freshwater estuary in the world, seeks an extremely motivated scientist to build a lab-based research program generally focused on exploring the early life history of fishes resident to the Great Lakes. The expectation is to develop a collaborative and extramurally funded research program centered on investigating key environmental and biological drivers of the early life history of fishes that affect recruitment to their population. The early life history of key sportfish in the Great Lakes (walleye, whitefish) is a logical research direction but an appreciation of lesser studied fishes (bowfin, burbot, dace, etc.) will be key to this research program. Investigations could spinoff to include connections with regional aquaculture initiatives (yellow perch culture), egg development and survivorship, age and growth analyses (analysis of daily growth increments in the otoliths), larval feeding and diets, behavioral responses to physical, chemical, or biological stimuli, habitat preferences and reproductive ecology, predation avoidance, competition, and larval drift. Ideally, research lines would be addressed in controlled laboratory studies using recently remodeled lab spaces but could be coupled with field-based investigations. Significant mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research projects and publication in peer reviewed journals is expected.

Teaching opportunities will exist within several undergraduate (Biology, Environmental Science, Water Science) and graduate programs (Environmental Science and Policy) at UW – Green Bay. This is a temporary position with an expected end date of June 30, 2025.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Continued lab innovation and remodeling.
  • Experimental design and research implementation.
  • Undergraduate/graduate student mentoring.
  • Reporting including animal use and care.
  • Outreach and education.
  • Teaching and classroom instruction.



  • Ph.D. degree in aquatic ecology, fisheries ecology, or related field at time of application
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in fish early life history research
  • Experience in maintaining a research lab involving larval fish research and fish husbandry
  • Knowledge of IACUC policies and procedures


  • Strong publication record in fish early life history research
  • Leadership role in designing and building an aquatic research facility
  • Submission of IACUC proposals as lead principal investigator

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time, temporary Academic Staff appointment with an expected end date of June 30, 2025.  This position will work fully in-person, on-campus. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Minimum salary of $45,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Researcher I (Temporary)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved 

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Amy Ibuaka
Phone:  (920) 465-2104

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Note: 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).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.