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Apply now Job no: 93521-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Research, Scientific

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 17, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering or closely related field is required. Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-Fluent in one or more programming languages.
-Strong problem solving skills.
-Self-motivated and self-directed.
-Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience working with Microsoft Azure's cloud hosting platform.
-Training and or/experience in machine learning, data science, statistics, and/or data visualization.
-Proficiency in C#, web-based programming languages (i.e., JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.), and a statistical computing language/package (i.e., R, SAS, MATLAB, etc.).
-Experience working with quantitative biological data and/or mass spectrometry data.

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Position Summary:

At Coon Laboratories, located within the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research, we employ cutting-edge mass spectrometry (MS) technology to study complex biological systems. We are routinely using the most advanced proteomic, metabolomic, and lipidomic profiling techniques to address some of the most challenging biological problems of the day. As mass spectrometers have gotten faster and more sensitive, we find ourselves entering the era of big data. We are seeking highly-motivated data scientists to join our team and apply their unique talents in creative ways to help dig deeper into large MS datasets.

Persons hired for the position of Research Data Scientist will develop web-based tools to integrate and disseminate mass spectrometry data to cross-disciplinary researchers across the world. They will be responsible for designing novel algorithms and bioinformatic processing routines to rapidly identify interesting biological features and connections within MS datasets. Persons hired into this position may also develop software solutions for converting raw MS data into condensed quantitative outputs.

Madison, WI is home to a thriving art, dining, and music culture and has an extensive network of parks, bike paths, and hiking trails. Citing affordable housing, great schools, healthcare, and bountiful recreational and entertainment options, Business Insider magazine, recently ranked Madison as the #1 place to live in the United States.

Additional Information:



Emily Baer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "Apply now" button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position as well as a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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