Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227728-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is sponsored by a research contract from a pharmaceutical company to test their novel drugs in Fragile X mice. The principal duties of the scientist will be to conduct experiments, analyze data, train and supervise undergraduate research assistants and to collaborate with the PI in reporting the results. Additional duties will be to assist with other ongoing studies in the laboratory. Strong independent problem-solving skills, ability to work smoothly with others, and experience in scientific writing and figure production is expected.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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:

PhD degree required. Biological science or neuroscience preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- Five or more years of experience, after terminal degree, in molecular biology and animal behavioral studies related to neurological disorders.
- Molecular biology experience will include at minimum genotyping, western blotting, preparation of synaptoneurosomes, cell culture of primary mouse neuronal cells, preparation of tissue slices, confocal microscopy, and measuring dendritic spines.
- Animal experience will include maintaining a mouse colony, mouse behavioral testing including seizure testing, drug dosing, perfusions, nonsurvival surgery for blood collection, and survival surgeries for EEG electrode implantations.
- Previous experience training and supervising undergraduate students and research technicians
- Experience with Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and Photoshop.
- Experience with technical software Figi Image J, Sirenia Sleep, Piximus
- A previous track record of contributing to publications using these techniques is mandatory

Strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills desired. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in written and verbal forms with collaborators, staff, and PI. Excellent problem solving, organizational and computer skills required.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,362 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Brittany Huser
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Oct 8 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 22 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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