Apply now Job no: 250332-TE
Work type: Onsite, Temporary
The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) at the University of Wisconsin -
Madison, has an exciting career opportunity for plant biotechnology-minded
people to get their first job in a research laboratory. No experience is
required and the tasks will start as basic as things you learned in your
typical laboratory classes from your degree. We provide on the job training to
get you independent on the various tasks. As you develop your skills you will
get to learn the methods for plant transformation and regeneration, or
transgenic plant analysis. The WCIC works on many crops, each with their own
unique challenges. You will get to learn from the other researchers about the
differences in ways to improve the protocols while you help make the
transgenic plants that will provide the next breakthroughs in public and
This position has the opportunity to grow into the next job title and take on
new duties as we grow the WCIC team into larger projects and new crops. The
current duties involve staffing the media preparation that feeds all the plant
programs and working in the lab to help the monocot and banana transformation
pipelines while also helping to keep the laboratory up and running.
The site is located in Middleton WI, just 8 miles west of the main campus and
unlike most university buildings we have free parking.
The WCIC, which is a ~100,000 square foot state-of-the-art agricultural
biotechnology complex housing laboratories and greenhouses dedicated to the
production and analysis of transgenic and gene edited plants. This facility is
the largest publicly held plant transformation facility in the United States
and is aimed at improving crop plants for humans, livestock, and the
environment. People from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences are
strongly encouraged to apply.
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to
maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and
equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our
excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and
working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
About the Job:
Research Technician (RE038)
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
-Prior experience working in a lab preferred.
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.
A077800-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/WCIC/WCIC
Full or Part Time
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated
campus work location.
Standard hours will take place between Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
This position will typically work a maximum of 30 hours per week and less than
1044 per year.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing
appointment based on need and/or funding
Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
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.
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).
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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 7 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 20 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time