Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary: The antibody lab of Aaron LeBeau is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join their antibody discovery and production team full time. Research areas include the development of targeted imaging and therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of prostate cancer and the discovery of nanobodies from llamas and sharks to target SARS-CoV-2. The research technologist will assist with ongoing research projects in the lab with a primary focus on expression and purification of antibodies and proteins for an expanding structural biology focus in the lab. They will grow and express protein from E coli cells, utilize protein purification techniques involving affinity and size-exclusion chromatography, and assist with sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy. They will also be expected to perform essential laboratory duties necessary for efficient lab functioning. This position may also include searching for new antibodies using a process called biopanning and the opportunity to work with laboratory animals, including mice and nurse sharks. The LeBeau Lab is part of the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine and is located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research building. The lab currently has 8 members including the professor, and is composed of a mix of research techs, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with varying backgrounds and expertise. The LeBeau lab believes diversity in the lab is as important as diversity in antibodies, and is committed to finding unique perspectives from individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. In this case, we are looking for someone with a "structure determines function" mentality, but anyone interested in antibodies and their numerous applications is welcome to apply. 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% Performs lab and/or field test materials and samples according to established research requirements and specifications. Performs lab or field tests 30% Inspects and maintains equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces 20% Collects data and monitors test results according to established research requirements and specifications 5% May assist with literature reviews and/or report writing 5% Reviews data to summarize results for presentations or reporting 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: Preferred Bachelor's Degree in biochemistry, biology or related health/biological sciences. Qualifications: Prior undergraduate or post-graduate research experience is encouraged The ability to follow and troubleshoot established protocols Attention to detail and diligent record keeping Experience with methods for protein purification Experience working with E. coli and/or eukaryotic cell culture Exposure to basic computation and structural analysis programs like PyMol 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 Schedule: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm Work Type: Full or Part Time: 80% - 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: Minimum $18.22 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. 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. Letters of reference from supervisors of laboratory and research experiences will be accepted but are not required. Contact: Tia Powell tpowell2@wisc.edu 608-263-3731 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. ) Official Title: Research Technician(RE038) Department(s): A536300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PATHOL-LAB MED/ANAT PATH Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing Job Number: 259760-CP   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 .

Madison, Wisconsin

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