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Apply now Job no: 97618-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Plant Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) building is a 110,000 square foot agricultural biotechnology/greenhouse complex. The building houses the state-of-the-art transgenic plant laboratory which will support unprecedented scientific advancement opportunities and improve plants for humans, livestock, and the environment. The Center has a high throughput transformation pipeline capable of generating transgenic and edited plants and needs a Researcher/Transformation Production Lead to provide technical direction, to manage a variety of Center functions, and to implement novel research techniques. This person will be responsible for planning, supervising, and carrying out various components of research projects. This position will direct a team of three highly skilled research specialists and interact with internal and external clients doing business with the Center. Duties may include maintaining inventory of supplies, media production, tissue culture, bacterial and plant transformation, ordering new equipment, record-keeping, and supervision/development of team members. This position will report to the Associate Director and will also be responsible for maintaining and improving the transformation/editing pipeline forecasting and scheduling LIMS database. The production team also works closely with our R&D, molecular, and greenhouse teams to help improve existing and develop new processes.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of a Master's Degree in Biology or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum 4 years post Master's Degree experience working in a plant transformation or tissue culture setting.
-Working knowledge of LIMS database systems and project/lab management is a plus.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in experimental design and data analysis, and people management are all preferred proficiencies.
-Experience in working with a wide variety of plant species is also preferred.

Additional Information:

Occasional conference travel; A criminal background check (CBC) will be required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $37,511 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.


Justin Cave
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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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).

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