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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267336-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The O'Leary laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking to fill a position as a scientist and laboratory manager. The laboratory studies immunological responses to normal microbiota, metabolites, and tissue injury with a focus on the gastrointestinal tract. This is an exciting opportunity in a new lab to get hands-on training and mentorship in immunology and tissue biology and establish a publication record. The scientist will assist the team by performing a wide array of experimental techniques such as PCR, quantitative PCR, ion flux experiments, single cell data analysis, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence imaging, as well as in vivo manipulation of transgenic mice and murine tissue processing. Lab management tasks may include mouse colony management; assisting in purchasing and budgeting; managing undergraduate assistants; and serving as the chemical hygiene officer.

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: Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and helps to prepare the results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.
  • 10% Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 70% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility
  • 5% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
  • 5% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
  • 5% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
  • 5% Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing information and representing the interests of a specialized 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


Terminal Degree
Ph.D. required


Required qualifications:
- Previous laboratory experience

Preferred qualifications:
- Proficiency with Mac and/or PC platforms
- Previous experience in a wet-bench lab
- Previous animal handling training or experience
- Previous flow cytometry experience

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 $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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 (

Additional Information:

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:
- have a willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills as needed for changing research priorities
- be highly organized
- be able to work independently and as part of a team
- have good written and verbal communication skills

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 267360 and 267363; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having multiple position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with different credentials for this position.

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.


Kelsey Scholtens
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Scientist I(RE043)



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.

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:

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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