Apply now Job no: 235740-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory
Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
This is an opportunity to join an established lab that collaborates
extensively with other virology labs on campus and beyond to study the role of
viruses, particularly Epstein-Barr virus in cancer. The primary responsibility
will be to learn to construct and validate mutant viruses that are suitable
for use in cell culture, in vitro, and animal models. While the lab has
established protocols for these procedures, the successful individual will be
interested in innovation and be an excellent problem solver.
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.
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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
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:
BS/BA in Biological Sciences or relevant field required with a degree or focus
in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry. Master's degree holders
in same fields also accepted.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Minimum 1 year prior experience working in a molecular biology laboratory
required. Professional or post-undergraduate experience preferred. Hands-on
experience with cell culture techniques, basic recombinant DNA techniques,
restriction digests, PCR, constructing plasmid maps, interpreting Sanger
sequencing, and competence in working at BL2+ laboratory conditions strongly
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $34,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You
will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly
describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be
asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at
least one current or former supervisor.
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
RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
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-
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job
postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For
more information please visit: https: // hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you
and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual
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: Jun 10 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time