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VAIL LAB RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 256713-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:VET M/MEDICAL SCIENCES
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Vail Research group in the School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a detailed oriented and organized research specialist to join their team! This person should be highly motivated and able to organize daily operation of projects and specialized clinical studies to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision. The projects and studies conducted seek to understand and treat cancers that develop in companion dogs and cats. This position will serve key functions in assisting with the coordinating and managing of clinical trials and research activities in both a clinical and laboratory setting.

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.
  • 60% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
  • 5% 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
  • 5% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
  • 5% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
  • 10% Keeps an ongoing calendar of study visit appointments and what is to be done at that visit per study protocol for the participating clinicians and laboratory personnel to refer to.
  • 5% Assists owners with filling out the quality of life questionnaire at each visit.
  • 5% Keeps track of study visit procedures and coordinates and alerts the laboratory personnel when the lab will be involved in collecting study specimens.
Tasks:
  • Communicate with participating dog owners to set up appointments for the study visits.
  • Keep an ongoing calendar of study visit appointments and what is to be done at that visit per study protocol for the participating clinicians and laboratory personnel to refer to.
  • Assist in the collection of study samples and the processing of study samples according to established clinical research protocols with moderate impact to the project.
  • Operate, clean, and maintain research equipment and the research area.
  • Track inventory levels and placing replenishment orders.
  • Participate in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials.
  • Provide operational guidance on day-to-day activities of the unit or program staff and/or student workers.
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
Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, biomedical sciences, or related field

Qualifications:

A minimum of one year of research experience is preferred. Undergraduate laboratory research experience is acceptable.

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
Salary will depend on experience and qualifications

Additional Information:

SVM is in the midst of construction of a new facility that will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school's small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Completion of the addition is projected for 2023. To learn more about SVM check out: https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/news/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. UW-Madison campus provides an environment which encourages research. The School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research are within walking distance. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play. Please see the following link for more information: https://madisonbiz.com

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, please upload a cover letter, current resume, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 30, 2022, however the recruitment will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Questions about the position, please contact Mike Huelsmeyer at mkhuelsmeyer@wisc.edu. For information regarding the recruitment process please contact Kate Kaminski at kate.kaminski@wisc.edu

Contact:

Kate Kaminski
kate.kaminski@wisc.edu
608-262-6455
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):

A872100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/MEDICAL SCIENCES

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

256713-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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