RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233128-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: CALS/FOOD RES INSTITUTE/FRI
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be directly supervised but must be capable of working independently and coordinating multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment. This individual must be able to pass screening to be authorized to work with TIER 1 Select Agents. Candidates should be capable of performing physical activities required for food challenge studies, including mouse bioassay, and must be available to work outside usual business hours if required. A 12-month period of evaluation will be required.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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 with specialization in bacteriology, food science or closely related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1-2 years practical experience in food microbiology. Must have successfully completed coursework with bacteriology, including laboratory skills with classic microbiology. Relevant undergraduate experience will be considered. Research experience with Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, and Salmonella preferred. Candidate must be able to pass screening to work with Tier 1 Select Agents and with handling of laboratory animals (mice). Fluent English, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, computer literacy required. Physical ability to move/distribute food materials, supplies, equipment, operate equipment safely, and handle bacteria and chemicals in a safe manner. Excellent oral/written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and a proven record of working effectively as a team member are necessary.

Additional Information:

Title prefix is dependent on relevant work experience.

Department(s):

A073850-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/FOOD RES INSTITUTE/FRI

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload the following items:
- cover letter
- resume
- transcripts
- names/contact information of 2-3 recent work references

Contact: Kathleen Glass, kglass@wisc.edu.

Contact:

Kathleen Glass
kglass@wisc.edu
608-263-6935
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-Terminal

Job Number:

233128-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. 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: Apr 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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