Job no: 229253-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position will support the Konopka Lab, led by Dr. Adam Konopka, in the Biology of Aging program. Dr. Konopka's research focuses on the biology and metabolism of the aging musculoskeletal system. The Konopka Lab uses healthspan extending treatments as tools to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that delay the onset or slow the progression of age-related osteoarthritis and loss of skeletal muscle health.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology have 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:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field is required. Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Pathology, Engineering or other related science is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Proficiency with sample preparation and execution of laboratory techniques is required. Examples include qPCR, RNAseq, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, histology, fluorometry/luciferase assays, cell or mitochondrial respiration, and/or redox assays.
- Experience with management of animal husbandry, genotyping, tissue harvest/dissection and animal surgery is preferred.
- Experience with in vitro and in vivo molecular biology techniques (siRNA, Crisper-Cas9, or CRE-LoxP) and/or materials testing systems is preferred.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $32,056 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.


Adam Konopka
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Nov 30 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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