Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary: Assist with animal experiments (mice), including mouse colony maintenance, checking plugs, genotyping, tumor initiation, measurements, monitoring, and sample collection/processing. Perform mammalian cell culture, including genetic/chemical manipulation of the cell lines and the performance of existing and new cell-based assays. Develop and carry out molecular biology assays, including immunoblotting, PCR, and immunostaining. Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and cleaning lab workspaces and supplies, preparing and presenting reports of findings, conducting literature searches pertinent to ongoing experimentation, participating in routine laboratory meetings, keeping accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks, and other related tasks needed to assist lab in research goals. 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: Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision. 60% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders 10% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences 5% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials 10% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers 5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports 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 Biological Sciences or relevant field, with a degree or focus in animal science, biology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or biomedical engineering strongly preferred. Qualifications: Required Experience: Previous experience with molecular biology and/or cell culture techniques preferred, but only a desire to learn is required. Must be willing to work with experimental animals (mice). Preferred Experience: The ideal applicant will have some experience with or background knowledge of common molecular biology techniques, including mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, RNA/DNA isolation, PCR/qPCR, western blotting, and/or immunostaining. Experience reading scientific literature and/or writing reports is desired. Additionally, familiarity with Windows-based operating system along with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageJ, and/or Endnote is desired. 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 Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. 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, 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. Contact: Caitlin Staley caitlin.staley@wisc.edu 608-265-1325 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 Specialist(RE047) Department(s): A534300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/DERMATOLOGY/DERMATOLOG Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 260533-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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