Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 225713-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This full time position will be to support the research activities of an early stage investigator in the Chapman Lab in the Department of Neuroscience. The Research Technician will participate in performing genotyping reactions on alpha-synuclein mouse litters, dissecting and plating mouse and rat hippocampal neurons for primary culture, lentivirus production and titration, HEK 293T cell maintenance, construction and cloning of lentiviral vectors, and protein assays including immunoblot and silverstain. The Research Technician will also be expected to contribute to the maintenance of general lab supplies. If desired, additional opportunities exist for high speed biosensor imaging and quantitation of neurotransmitter release in primary neuronal cultures.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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:

Bachelor's degree in health, physical sciences or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

0-2 years experience in a laboratory setting required. Candidates who have just graduated and have a high G.P.A. are encouraged to apply. Animal experience, especially previous experience with rodents is preferred as this work will revolve around maintaining mouse husbandry and brain dissection.

Ability to work individually, strong personal drive for learning new laboratory techniques required. Ability to initiate and compose communications using various media in an appropriate style required.

Ability to review goals, analyze processes necessary to achieve those goals, and develop techniques and systems required to meet those goals is required.

Additional Information:

Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Occasionally stoops and bends.
Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands.
Work involves possible (but unlikely given appropriate personal protective equipment is used) exposure to malodorous vapors, possible low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances. Physical requirements include long periods of standing and/or sitting.

This position is funded for two years maximum.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $32,056 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Jennifer Scheuer
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Aug 27 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 18 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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