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Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human
development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases
throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States,
the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral
research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for
the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In
addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to
people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and
outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists
and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
The research specialist will work within the UW Human Stem Cell Core and
perform sample processing (including the isolation of cells and nucleic acids
from patient samples), conduct experiments using molecular biology techniques
(such as PCR, RT-PCR, sequence analysis), perform genotyping assays for stem
cell projects, document receipt of samples and their locations in storage,
manage and store samples, maintain compliance with biosafety protocols,
maintain quality control of techniques, and perform other assignments in
molecular and cellular biology work.
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
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
A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a closely
related field is preferred.
One year of laboratory research, and experience in molecular biology
techniques is preferred. Experience in DNA/RNA analysis (PCR, sequencing) a
plus. Experience in using computer databases is also desired.
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.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of
employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not
limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.
Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated
campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $39,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You
will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of references.
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
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-
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: Jan 21 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 4 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time