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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: 270609-US
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 research technician 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 technician 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: Conducts research experiments with limited supervision. Provides technical support with some degree of independence for research projects and/or labs under moderate supervision.
  • 40% Prepares lab and/or field test materials and samples according to established research requirements and specifications. Performs lab or field tests.
  • 5% Inspects and maintains equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces
  • 15% Collects data and monitors test results according to established research requirements and specifications
  • 10% May assist with literature reviews and/or report writing
  • 10% Reviews data to summarize results for presentations or reporting
  • 15% Animal husbandry
  • 5% Supervises junior trainees
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


Required qualifications:
- Previous laboratory experience

Preferred qualifications:
- Previous animal handling training or experience
- Previous flow cytometry experience

Work Schedule:

Work schedule will during normal business hours. Work schedule will be determined upon hire.

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 $17.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

The 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.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 270604; 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:

Research Technician(RE038)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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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