Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232934-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

The Hite Lab seeks to gain insights into fundamental drivers of host immunity, disease transmission, and pathogen evolution. Two central research projects include: (1) understanding the how calorie restriction affects iron sequestration and (2) optimizing laboratory evolution protocols and their analyses to detect mutations in metabolism-related genes in bacteria (namely, E. coli).

The person will be involved in generating genomic/transcriptomic sequence data, performing fly and bacteria experiments, and maintaining lab operations. Molecular work will include DNA isolation, genomic library preparation for Illumina sequencing, RNA isolation, and RNA-seq library preparation. Host-pathogen experiments will include experimental evolution and assaying the effect of various dietary conditions on the host (fly) immune response (e.g., immunometabolism, iron sequestration) and key pathogen traits linking metabolism and drug resistance. The research specialist will also help the Hite Lab maintain a clean and safe (and convivial) laboratory environment, order supplies, maintain laboratory records, assist students, and coordinate the maintenance of fly stocks and bacterial cultures.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor degree in biology, microbiology, genetics

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 1 year experience in the lab setting

Additional Information:

Previous experience in culturing bacteria and/or maintaining fruit fly stocks is desirable as is experience with molecular methods for generating genomic/transcriptomic data (e.g., quantitative PCR, cloning, DNA isolation, RNA isolation, and RNA-seq), and flow cytometry.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply on


Jessica Hite
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Apr 5 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 19 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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