University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

January 20, 2022



Apply now Job no: 250332-TE Work type: Onsite, Temporary Department: CALS/WCIC/WCIC Location: Madison Categories: Research

Job Summary:

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 private research.

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 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


Preferred Bachelor's Degree


-Prior experience working in a lab preferred.

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: // Please visit https: // for the most up-to-date information.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time

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

Work Schedule:

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.


Justin Cave 608-263-3715 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 Technician(RE038)

Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


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: // 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 7 2022 Central Standard Time Applications Close: Jan 20 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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