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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262193-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:SMPH/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGY
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist will be an active participant in funded research projects in the Kamp lab which uses stem cells to study and investigate new therapies for heart disease and regeneration.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities: Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision.
  • 40% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
  • 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
  • 5% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
  • 10% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
  • 10% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
  • 5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
  • 10% Document research methods, protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • 10% Provide training of stem cell culture and differentiation to new users of the unit
Tasks:
  • Human pluripotent stem cell culture and maintenance
  • Differentiation of stem cells to cardiac cell lineages
  • Assessment of the differentiated cells by quantitative RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry
  • Consult with supervisor on general approaches, protocols, and interpretation of results as needed and contribute to manuscript preparation and submission to scientific journals
  • Responsible for the stem cell lab maintenance and biosafety, ordering reagents and supplies, and supervising undergraduate workers.
  • Provide basic training for stem cell culture and differentiation for undergrads and new users of the Kamp stem cell culture facility
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

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:

At least one year experience in cell culture is required.

Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques including RNA isolation and RT-PCR, immunostaining, and flow cytometry are preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $39,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Good communication, organization and record-keeping skills are essential. The Research Specialist must be able to work independently.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

Contact:

Jianhua Zhang
jz2@medicine.wisc.edu
608-262-1704
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:

Research Specialist(RE047)

Department(s):

A534225-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGY

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

262193-AS

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

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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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