Job Summary: The Kisat Lab is a translational research laboratory at the intersection of trauma surgery, sepsis, and microbial genomics. The lab is in the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine and based in the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery. The team is focused on developing novel genomics-enabled diagnostics to allow for early recognition and treatment of sepsis and rapid de-escalation of antibiotics in injured patients. They have an ongoing observational study, "Sepsis in Trauma" for which they collaborate with the Office of Clinical Research in the Department of Surgery for patient screening, enrollment, blood sample collection and initial processing of blood samples. The incumbent will implement and develop molecular methods for DNA and RNA isolation, preparation and analysis of next-generation sequencing libraries, quantitative PCR, digital PCR and other related technologies for analysis of nucleic acids from plasma samples. 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. 20% Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures 10% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility 10% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities 20% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information 10% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding 10% 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 10% Implementation of laboratory methods for DNA analysis, including analyte extraction, PCR, quantitative PCR, next-generation sequencing, and improvement of existing laboratory methods 10% Development on new methods for enrichment of smaller DNA fragments 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: Required PhD or other terminal degree A PhD in microbiology, genomics or a related subject within the biomedical sciences or an MD (or equivalent) by the start date. Qualifications: Required qualifications: - Minimum of one year experience with laboratory methods in genomics and molecular biology - Demonstrated ability to be clear and effective written and oral communicator - Demonstrated ability to build positive interpersonal relationships Preferred qualifications: - Experience communicating with a variety of audiences, collaborators and partners from diverse backgrounds 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 The starting salary for the position is $45,114 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 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, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice. 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