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 research specialist 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 research specialist 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.
||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.
- 65% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
- 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
- 10% 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
- 5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
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- Previous laboratory experience
- Proficiency with Mac and/or PC platforms
- Previous experience in a wet-bench lab
- Previous animal handling training or experience
- Previous flow cytometry experience
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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 $45,000 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 (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/).
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 #) 267336 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:
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