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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 251029-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:VET M/COMPARATIVE BIOSCIENCES
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The research specialist will perform research related to understanding the role of obesity in breast cancer. Principle duties will include molecular techniques such as real-time PCR, biochemical approaches such as protein quantification via Western blotting, and in vitro assays based on cell culture. In addition, responsibilities will include isolation and maintenance of rodent and human primary cell cultures, management of mouse colonies (including genotyping), and rodent surgeries and tissue collection. The candidate will be required to adhere to all animal care protocols and complete specific training in lab animal species (mouse, rodent surgeries). Other responsibilities will include purchasing laboratory supplies and maintaining laboratory records, such as animal, biosafety, and chemical hygiene protocols.

About the Job:

Research Specialist (RE047)

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:

Required
Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences or related field.

Qualifications:

Minimum 1 year of experience working in a laboratory, and familiarity with molecular biology and biochemical techniques as well as mammalian cell culture. Experience with RT-PCR and cell culture approaches is particularly desired. It is required that the candidate be comfortable working with rodents.

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.

Additional Information:

Conducts research experiments with limited supervision. Provides technical support with some degree of independence for research projects and/or labs under moderate supervision.

Department(s):

A874100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/COMPARATIVE BIOSCIENCES

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

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

How to Apply:

To apply to this position please click on "Apply Online". You will be required to upload a resume, cover letter and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Demond Medlin dmedlin@wisc.edu.

Contact:

Lisa Arendt
lmarendt@wisc.edu
608-890-2265
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)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

251029-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).

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