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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 264940-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Client-Based Research Services

Job Summary:

The Biotechnology Center is seeking an ambitious, independent Client Based Researcher II to support the services of the Animal Models Core whose mission is to provide various genome editing technology including CRISPR and related support to UW investigators. The Animal Models Core is a fee-for-service facility within the Biotechnology Center. This core generates novel animal models including mice, rats and swine for campus. They are also responsible for rederiving off-campus mouse and rat lines for UW labs and cryopreserving these valuable lines.A successful employee demonstrates efficient time management skills in addition to strong attention to detail in carrying out lab and animal related tasks. Applicants must be comfortable working with animal models, including mice and rats. Periodic weekend work is required.

The University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center (UWBC) and the Center for Genomic Science Innovation (CGSI) are committed to maximizing the benefits of biotechnology research within the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin System, State of Wisconsin, and the nation. The Centers facilitate high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary research and supports, coordinates, disseminates, and advances biotechnology.

The UWBC is a large and complex organization containing 13 sub-units and the CGSI, and administers the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) graduate training program and the Genomic Sciences Training Program (GSTP). The Center has a variety of funding sources; federal and non-federal grants and awards, and seven fee-for-service revenue generated 136 accounts.

Responsibilities: Designs methodology, conducts data collection and analysis, and prepares reports for moderately complex client-based research. May co-author publications, present research, and guide the efforts of other research staff.
  • 10% Directs the development of research methodologies and procedures according to client-based objectives and specifications
  • 5% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership
  • 40% Collects and analyzes moderately complex research data for one or more research projects. Designs and conducts experiments and interviews. Documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 10% Prepares reports and materials and disseminates information to appropriate entities
  • 5% Reviews and edits research protocols under limited supervision
  • 5% Participates in research publishing and informational presentations to contribute to the development of (research type)
  • 25% Supervises day-to-day operations of a research unit and may supervise others within a specialized laboratory or research area
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


Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Animal Sciences, Genetics, Zoology, or related areas of biological sciences preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:

-3+ years experience microinjecting mammalian preimplantation embryos.

-1+ yr experience microinjecting targeted ES cells into blastocysts.

-3+ years experience performing microscopic rodent surgeries.

- Cell culture experience is desirable.

-1 year experience supervising employees.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

- Efficient in database management.

- Effective and flexible communication skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting to establish and maintain effective working relationship.

Required Qualifications:

-1 year of laboratory experience in a rodent research lab.

- Good conflict resolution skills.

- Strong problem solving skills.

-Excellent record documentation skills, excellent organization skills and attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety and operations protocols, and the ability to work independently and to consistently follow laboratory protocols.

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: Please visit 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:



Minimum $50,060 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum salary for this position is $50,060 annually. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Additional Information:

A 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 the position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample to determine the best-qualified applicants.


Jennifer Reed
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Client-Based Researcher II(RE002)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  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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