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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 224655-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The Mohr lab at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly motivated Research Specialist to help define long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in a macaque model of congenital Zika virus infection. Our translational laboratory focuses on defining the neuropathogenesis of congenital Zika virus infection using a macaque model. We study infant macaque hearing, vision, brain structure and brain histology following Zika infection during pregnancy. We associate these quantitative infant exam findings with developmental tests to identify early predictors of deficits.

This Research Specialist will organize macaque studies, from pregnancy through juvenile years, and coordinate with multiple collaborators on visual, hearing, developmental and brain imaging assessments. This Research Specialist will process blood specimens from these animals, organize data, and develop figures for presentation. Teamwork and diversity are essential in our lab group. Visit our website to learn more about our lab group:

We offer a collegial, nurturing lab group whose mission is to train the next generation of diverse scientists in translational research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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:

An undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent in biology, chemistry, neurobiology, immunology, microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, or similar science-related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience with processing blood into serum, plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is required. Previous lab technician experience is preferred. Previous work with an animal model is also preferred.

The individual will be expected to be highly motivated to generate and analyze data, and function efficiently, independently, and in a skilled team and cooperatively with the principal investigator. Prefix assignment will be determined by years of relevant work experience.

Effective oral and written communication skills in English, independent problem solving and analytical skills, attention to detail and organization, and an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,056 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 your resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


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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.

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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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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