RESEARCH SPECIALIST - TISSUE COLLECTION

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

January 24, 2022

Description

RESEARCH SPECIALIST - TISSUE COLLECTION

Apply now Job no: 248710-AS Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Part Time Department: SMPH/OB-GYN/GYN RESEARCH Location: Madison Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking two Research Specialists to join their exceptional team!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Tissue Bank, led by Professor Manish Patankar, PhD, of our Reproductive Sciences Division, is currently collecting obstetric tissue and fluid that would otherwise be discarded after delivery at Meriter Hospital. Tissue samples will be used in research studies to learn more about conditions that affect women and babies during pregnancy.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

About the Job:

Research Specialist (RE047)

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

Qualifications:

Required Experience: - Experience in a clinical or research setting.

Preferred Experience: - Experience processing tissue and fluid samples. - Experience in a clinical or research laboratory.

Desired Attributes: - Highly motivated and organized. - Excellent work ethic.

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.

Additional Information:

The job will require following established protocols, handling of human tissues and fluids, and working on a 24-hour/365 day call schedule. While on- call, the Research Specialists will be required to collect specimens within a designated timeframe.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https: // www. dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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.

Department(s):

A532840-MEDICAL SCHOOL/OB-GYN/GYN RESEARCH

Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

Contact:

Kirsten Gragg kgragg@wisc.edu 608-265-3357 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:

Research Specialist(RE047)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

248710-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.

Applications Open: Jan 10 2022 Central Standard Time Applications Close: Jan 24 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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