RESEARCH SPECIALIST

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

June 25, 2021

Description

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 235740-AS Work type: Staff-Full Time Department: SMPH/ONCOLOGY/ONCOLOGY Location: Madison Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

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.

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:

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 preferred.

Department(s):

A535900-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ONCOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

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.

Contact:

Melissa Zhang myzhang@wisc.edu 608-263-0496 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(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

235740-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/

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- compensation-study/.

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: Jun 10 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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