RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Job no: 230981-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/PATHOL-LAB MED/ANAT PATH
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new laboratory. Dr. Adam Bailey is establishing a new lab, with a focus to make meaningful contributions to the fight against global infectious diseases. This includes using patient data and patient specimens to study the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in humans; developing new animal models to explore the pathophysiology of viral diseases; using animal models to evaluate new therapeutics and vaccines; utilizing in vitro technologies and high-throughput screens to investigate molecular mechanisms governing host-pathogen interactions; and developing new tools for the diagnosis of emerging infectious diseases. Current projects focus on a variety of areas including the mechanistic basis of hemorrhage in viral hemorrhagic fever; host factors governing yellow fever virus tropism and pathogenesis; virus discovery; and characterization of the immune evasion mechanisms of several RNA viruses. Providing a culture of curiosity, creativity, respect, and rigor in which the next generation of scientists can maximize their learning potential is also a critical component of the Bailey Lab's mission.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has 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:

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:

BS in Biology, Immunology, Virology or a related discipline is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Research laboratory experience preferred.

License or Certificate:

BL3 training will be completed upon hire.

Additional Information:

Working with pathogens, including the Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2, is an essential function of this position. UW-Madison complies with all applicable health and safety regulations. Nevertheless, working with pathogens poses health risks. Adults infected with Yellow Fever and/or SARS-CoV-2 can experience negative health consequences. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Applicants are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about risks. UW-Madison will provide necessary personal protective equipment, but a successful candidate must be willing to work with Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2 despite the aforementioned known risks. Yellow Fever vaccination is strongly recommended for individuals working in this position. COVID-19 vaccination, when available, is also strongly recommended for individuals working in this position.

Department(s):

A536300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PATHOL-LAB MED/ANAT PATH

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $32,697 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW". Search for job number 230981. Please upload a Cover Letter (outlining experience in basic immunology and virology) and referring to the Position Vacancy Listing #230981, a detailed current CV, and a list of 3 references. The references need to include your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Contact:

Brian Axness
bcaxness@wisc.edu
608-265-8555
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:

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

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

230981-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 26 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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