Job no: 228135-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Kinjal Majumder's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a new colleague to join our study of the biology of DNA viruses. There are three main projects in our lab. First, we wish to understand how infecting viral genomes localize to nuclear sites to establish viral replication centers. Second, we aim to understand how ongoing virus replication generates a localized DNA damage response. Third, we aim to understand how ongoing virus replication generates additional cellular DNA damage and genome instability. Overall, we are interested in the molecular mechanisms employed by the host and the virus to fight the war for cellular domination! Our research focuses on understanding the roles of both viral and host proteins involved in replication, epigenetic regulation and DNA damage signaling.

We want our new colleague to be a hard-working, independent thinker who loves experimental science, and seek candidates that embrace and augment our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

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:

A BS/BA degree or higher in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Up to one year of demonstrated bench research experience in molecular biology is required. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others are essential. Candidates should have experience working with common computer applications used in lab operations and data analysis (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.). Hands-on experience in any of the following research techniques is particularly favorable: mammalian cell tissue culture, q-RT-PCR, molecular cloning, Western blotting and Southern blotting.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your qualifications, job history, and future plans.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Oct 20 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 18 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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