Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary: The Influenza Research Institute (IRI) is an active and growing influenza research laboratory supporting cutting-edge research on negative-strand RNA viruses including influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and replication-deficient ebolavirus. The research group numbers over 30 including scientists, postdocs, technicians and grad students. We are looking for a Scientist to assist with research project management which may include: Daily monitoring and management of research projects and staff, compiling and managing progress reports (group internal reports, reports to collaborators, and reports to funding agencies), monitoring and management of regulatory issues (including biosafety, biosecurity, and shipments), and serving as a liaison with collaborators, the University, and funding agencies. In addition, this position may conduct standard molecular biology and virology procedures including the isolation, amplification, (sub)typing, sequencing, modification, and molecular characterization of wild-type and recombinant influenza viruses in vitro and in cultured cells. The individual in this position must have very good communication skills and must be willing to support a research team. Specifically, this position will work directly with a Research Professor on the following tasks: - Allocates, assigns, and monitors progress on projects - Monitors, coordinates, and assists with progress reports and presentations - Identifies obstacles and risks of research projects and tries to identify solutions - Serves as a point-of-contact person and liaison for all stakeholder To fulfill these tasks, the ideal candidate should have a high level of scientific expertise combined with strong program management skills. The ability to communicate efficiently within the group and with outside collaborators and funding agencies is very important to the success of the research projects. In addition, the candidate should function well in a high-paced environment. Responsibilities: Scientist I (RE043) Scientist II (RE044) 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 Terminal Degree Minimum in the area of molecular virology or a related field. Preferred PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean Qualifications: Minimum of five years of laboratory experience with moderate to strong knowledge and experience in molecular biology is required. Experience with influenza viruses or project management is highly desired. Cell culture experience, and/or biological safety level-3 (BSL-3) experience are desirable, but not required. Top candidates will be trained in infectious disease research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 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: Minimum $45,114 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications How to Apply: To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Demond Medlin at dmedlin@wisc.edu . Contact: Demond Medlin dmedlin@wisc.edu 608-890-4933 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: Scientist I(RE043) or Scientist II(RE044) Department(s): A873100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 258323-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 .

Madison, Wisconsin

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