RESEARCH SPECIALIST

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

February 4, 2022

Description

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 250603-AS Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN Location: Madison Categories: Research

Job Summary:

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 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 A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a closely related field is preferred.

Qualifications:

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.

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:

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.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

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.

Contact:

Mariah Ginter mariah.ginter@wisc.edu 608-263-5671 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:

250603-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 21 2022 Central Standard Time Applications Close: Feb 4 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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