Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 230482-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Assay Services Unit at the WNPRC is seeking a highly motivated individual to participate in the high throughput analyses of human and nonhuman primate hormonal samples. Assay Services is one of five research service units at the WNPRC, and focuses on the development, validation, and analysis of biological samples for a wide variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, and biomarkers for nonhuman and human primate research. The lab serves primate research on the UW - Madison campus and from universities through the United States, as well as internationally. Assay Services is also a Core Lab for the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at UW - Madison. The majority of the work will entail a background in neuroendocrinology, biochemistry or chemistry.

Principal duties will include setting up solvent extractions and running biological samples for HPLC with mass spectrometry, ultraviolet and electrochemical detection (80%). Incumbent will be responsible for setting up HPLC and mass spectrometry equipment (20%). Duties will also include statistical analyses, computer record-keeping, and use of Excel and graphic programs.

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 required. Preferred areas of specialization may include: biomedical fields, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience or endocrinology.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Basic laboratory experience required, particularly pipetting and working with organic solvents. Experience in measuring analytes by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrometry is desirable. Candidate must be well-organized and able to work both within a team and independently.

The minimum salary for the Associate (entry-level) Research Specialist will be $36,000. The minimum salary for the (no-prefix) Research Specialist will be $43,000; two or more years of professional laboratory experience is required for appointment at the no-prefix level.

Additional Information:

-Schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, with time on weekends or evenings if needed. In an effort to maintain social distancing, this position will be on-site 90% during training. Once trained, the incumbent will work approximately 50% on-site and 50% remotely.
-A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
-A one-year period of evaluation will be required.
-The successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of the appointment.

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public. Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $36,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualification as they relate to this position. In addition, you will be asked to provide three professional references within the application.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Jan 15 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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