Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232465-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

A position is available at the WNPRC in the laboratory of Dr. Jon Levine . The successful candidate will provide technical support to and participate in a research program focused on the mechanisms by which androgen and estrogen may exert their actions in the brain on physiology and behavior, and mechanisms by which these steroids may program the pathophysiological features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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/BA in a biological science or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must have worked or interned in a research laboratory. Experience in handling and manipulation of nonhuman primates, such as rhesus macaques, and an ability to obtain venous blood samples from nonhuman primates preferred, and will be acquired. Experience in handling and manipulation of laboratory mice also preferred. College-level understanding of basic physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology required, and experience with physiological, biochemical, and molecular biological approaches at the laboratory bench preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required. Prior experience with web-based databases preferred. Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team. Candidate should understand research principles and regulations, be detail oriented, and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

License or Certificate:

BL2+ and radiation certification will be acquired upon hire. The applicant will initially be introduced to the standard procedures used for animal care and handling at the WNPRC, and will be required to obtain a UW animal care and handling certification from the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC), as well as complete the radiation safety certification from the UW Safety Department. Additional relevant training and certification may be required as needed.

Additional Information:

-Starting salary will be based on years of relevant professional experience and qualifications.
-Must be TB negative.
-Measles titer within the first week of employment, and if necessary, immunization will be required.
-Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication.
-Must possess a valid driver's license that meets the standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.
-A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
-A one-year period of evaluation will be required.
-Please note that 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:

To begin the application process, please click on the "" button. Please submit a cover letter and current resume/CV. Please reference PVL/Job Number 232465 in your application materials. You will also be asked to provide three professional references during the application process.


Samantha Noordhoek
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Mar 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 11 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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