MOLECULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Job no: 231518-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/BIOTECH/ZINC FINGER FAC
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

This position will make essential contributions to the Genome Editing Core. The Gene Editing Core is associated with the Animal Models Core, Genome Editing & Animal Models (GEAM) Core within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center. The Genome Editing Core provides access to advanced genome editing expertise and pipelines. The core uses CRISPR to provide genome-edited mice, rats, swine, and a variety of mammalian cell lines. Additionally, the Core works with many scientists to advance their unique genome editing goals, and molecular characterization and identification projects. The applicant will serve the essential functions of ensuring the essential molecular biology and tissue culture functions of the Genome Editing & Animal Models core are being conducted carefully and efficiently.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree in a biomedical, biotechnology or similar field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one year of relevant research lab experience, including undergraduate or graduate research laboratory experience.

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred work experience:
- Experience in molecular biology, especially PCR, required
- Experience with other molecular biology methods strongly preferred, including next-gen library preparations, cloning, and/or in vitro transcription.
- Experience with tissue culture is strongly preferred, especially from a wide variety of cell lines
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience using standard software packages, including Microsoft Office Online
- Ability to adhere to laboratory safety procedures and protocols

The position will require a demonstrated ability to:
- Utilize effective time-management skills, as the Genome Editing and Animal Models Core is a fee-for-service core facility
- Conduct consistent & reproductive outcomes through careful technique and adherence to protocols
- Enthusiasm for laboratory practice and research
- Careful documentation skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work within Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Department(s):

A347591-VCRGE/BIOTECH/ZINC FINGER FAC

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "" button. Applicants are asked toupload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, a current curriculum vitae(CV) or resume, and three professional references. You will be directed to a reference form within theapplication.

Contact:

Emily Baer
emily.baer@wisc.edu
608-265-5478
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

231518-AS

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Feb 16 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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