Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Graduate Assistantship at UW-Madison

We are seeking applications for the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (Midwest CASC) Graduate Assistantship for the 2024-25 academic year (Sept 2024-August 2025). Current or incoming UW-Madison Ph.D. or M.S. students pursuing research applicable to the mission of the Midwest CASC are eligible for consideration. One or two one-year research assistantships, which includes tuition, will be awarded.  Apply by April 22. See more details and how to apply.

CFL Graduate Student Archivist

We are seeking a Graduate Student Archivist to continue working on our long-term archival project that aims to preserve our department history. This position is a great opportunity for aspiring archivists and students interested in digital collections! Apply by (extended deadline) April 24. See more details and how to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Aquatic Vegetation and Fisheries Community Modeling

The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership-funded project to explore the importance of aquatic vegetation as habitat for fish in north-temperate lakes. Apply by April 30. See more details and how to apply.

Data Scientist/PostDoctoral Associate

seeking a Data Scientist for a research project focused on spatio-temporal dynamics of nutrients and water quality in the western arm of the Lake Superior Basin to understand emerging harmful algal blooms. This position will be based at the Lake Superior Na􀆟onal Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Superior, WI or Center for Limnology in Madison, WI, and be co-mentored by Kait Reinl (Lake Superior NERR, UW-Madson) and Hilary Dugan (Center for Limnology, UW-Madison). See more details and how to apply. 

Summer Undergrad Field Season Hiring – All positions are filled

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in summer 2024 or fall 2024 at an accredited college or university in the USA are eligible. UW-Madison students would be given priority.  Students who graduated in spring 2024 will NOT be eligible for student hourly positions for the summer of 2024.

LimnoLaunch Madison May 20-22 & LimnoLaunch Trout Lake Station May 22-24

Below are position descriptions that were offered summer 2024. All positions have been filled.

  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant
  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant – Bright Spots
  • Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in Wisconsin Waters: Field and Lab Assistant
  • Lake Phenology Intern at Trout Lake Station
  • LTER Base Crew – Southern Lakes
  • LTER Base Crew – Trout Lake Station
  • Mendota Invasives Research Technician
  • Pond Nutrient Cycling Research Technician
  • Research Assistant – Bog Microbial Ecology
  • Research Assistant: Whole-Lake Fertilization Experiment
  • Science Communication Intern – Hasler Lab, Madison
  • Science Communication Intern – Trout Lake Station
  • Seepage Lake Water Quality Field & Laboratory Assistant
  • Urban Angler Interviewers
  • Water Chemistry Lab Technician
  • Wild Rice Intern at Trout Lake Station
  • Zaaga’iganan Kinship Project Intern at Trout Lake Station

Working at Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction – Video

UW-Madison Center for Limnology is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community; encouraging women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


“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.”

SummerUndergrad Field Season Hiring