Job Summary: The Kisat Lab is a translational research laboratory at the intersection of trauma surgery, sepsis, and microbial genomics. My lab is in the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine and based in the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery. We are 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. We have an ongoing observational study, "Sepsis in Trauma" for which we 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. In addition, they will be responsible for providing administrative leadership in the laboratory. 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: Provides technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research under the direction of senior research personnel or faculty. 15% Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures 10% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications 10% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area 25% Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures 10% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership 10% Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding 10% Administrative leadership to help advance our mission and achieve our research objectives 10% Maintaining inventory, annotation of samples and supplies, ordering new equipment, maintaining equipment, record-keeping 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 Master's Degree Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline Qualifications: Required qualifications: - Minimum of 6 months experience with laboratory methods in genomics and molecular biology - Effective communication and interpersonal skills - Commitment to the highest standards of rigor and ethics Preferred qualifications: - Experience in project or laboratory management 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 $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for the position is $42,000 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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