University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

June 22, 2021



Apply now Job no: 235536-AS Work type: Staff-Full Time Department: CALS/BACTERIOLOGY Location: Madison Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Bacteriology seeks a Research Specialist/Lab Manager for the Hershey laboratory, which opened January 2021. The Hershey group uses genetic, biochemical and cell biological techniques to understand how the freshwater bacterium Caulobacter crescentus colonizes solid surfaces. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI to establish a vibrant research environment. In addition to organizing a productive workspace and advancing research initiatives, the position will involve developing an atmosphere that is supportive and inclusive for all individuals.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, chemistry or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-- Must have demonstrated experience working in biological research laboratory --Should have experience with preparation of standard laboratory reagents and microbiology (cultivation, media preparation, sterile technique) --Candidates with training in molecular biology (PCR, molecular cloning, etc.) or protein expression/purification are especially encouraged to apply

Additional Information:

-- Must be familiar with sterile conditions and safety protocols. -- Must have excellent time management, organizational, record keeping and communication skills as well as computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. -- Must possess the ability and desire to work independently and as part of a team.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,697 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. The applicant tracking system will require that you either log in or create an account. Be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume; please ensure your cover letter addresses your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience of this vacancy. You will be also asked to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.


David Hershey

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAYSERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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: // for-applicants/

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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).

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Applications Open: Jun 8 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Jun 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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