RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Job no: 225757-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: CALS/BIOCHEMISTRY
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center seeks a Research Specialist to assist with a variety of tasks in the lab. The job will include preparing reagents for the lab, ordering and restocking supplies, lab organization, maintaining cryogen supplies and cryogenic storage vessels, EM sample preparation, and microscope operation. It may also include assisting clients with sample preparation and imaging experiments.

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.

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:

BA/BS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, or related field is required. Understanding basic principles of chemistry and molecular biology methods is required. Understanding of basic principles of optics and experience with computers and scripting is preferred, but not necessary.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in a research laboratory is required. In particular, competency is expected in the following areas:
- General laboratory methods, including preparation of buffers and sterile technique.
- Computer skills associated with the use of laboratory equipment.
- Capability with computer programs essential for record keeping.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and independent with keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills. The successful candidate will also have strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively as a member of a lab team and with external clients of the cryo-EM research center. Limited weekend and evening hours will be required.

Additional Information:

Title prefix is dependent upon relevant experience.

Department(s):

A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. Applicants will be asked to upload a
current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing relevant experience, training and education for this position. Applicants are prompted to provide three professional references. References should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address, and relationship to the applicant.

Contact:

Stefanie Lannoye
slannoye@wisc.edu
608-261-1029
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

225757-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 in Fall 2020. 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).

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Applications Open: Aug 20 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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