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RESEARCHER - PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267280-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:SMPH\PEDIATRICS\HEM-ONCOL
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The candidate for this position will join a burgeoning field of research and will contribute to developing novel immune-based therapies for pediatric cancers. Projects will involve using murine models of acute myeloid leukemia and other malignancies to develop adoptive cell-based therapies for cancer. In addition, the candidate may work with murine and human tumors to identify tumor-associated antigens that would be optimal targets for tumor immunotherapy. They will manage the laboratory, order and maintain reagents, laboratory equipment, and schedule service/repairs when necessary. Anticipated laboratory techniques will include, but are not limited to, T cell transduction, ELISA, multicolor flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques such as PCR and in-fusion cloning, and cytotoxicity assays. The candidate will maintain mammalian cell cultures and tumor cell lines. They will meet weekly with Dr. Richards to review ongoing projects and analyze data but the applicant will be expected to possess scientific curiosity, strong problem-solving skills, and growing independence. The applicant will
be required to maintain detailed records of experiments and commit to scientific integrity. The candidate should expect to contribute data analysis to abstracts and publications emerging from the lab, and there will be opportunities to contribute to present work at conferences and to take the lead on manuscript preparation.

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: Provides technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research under the direction of senior research personnel or faculty.
  • 60% Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 10% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications
  • 5% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area
  • 10% Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 10% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership
  • 5% Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
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
Master's Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or other closely related field

Qualifications:

Experience with molecular biology techniques, cell culture, and/or mouse model systems 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:

Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/).

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 and 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:

Kelsey Scholtens
kscholtens@pediatrics.wisc.edu
608-262-0006
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Researcher I(RE040)

Department(s):

A536755-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PEDIATRICS/HEM-ONCOL

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

267280-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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