Job no: 233381-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position will support the Reproductive Immunology Laboratory, led by Dr. Aleksandar Stanic. The Laboratory focuses on the immune cellular networks in the architectural organization of the maternal/fetal interface. Dr. Stanic's research program is dedicated to unraveling the cellular networks underlying preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure.

The Research Specialist would be centrally placed in exciting projects that combine cellular immunology, high dimensional flow cytometry, single cell RNA sequencing, developing single cell-level spatial transcriptomics using both human placental specimens and advanced genetic mouse models.

This position will be crucial to moving the Laboratory's projects forward. Day to day functions related to running the
laboratory will include ordering supplies and reagents, processing of placental tissue and blood, cell culture, and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Current projects include:
- Immune cell trafficking at the maternal-fetal interface.
- Immune profile of inflammation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
- Predictive immune markers of preterm birth.

The Research Specialist will attend weekly lab meetings, work closely with rotating students and fellows, and be part of a close-knit team. Although this individual will not work directly with patients, they will be trained to work with protected health information and undergo HIPAA training. This position requires minimal use of electronic medical records. Animal handling training will also be provided.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end 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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience.

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Experience:
- Six (6) months of experience in a scientific research laboratory is required. Relevant undergraduate or internship experience is acceptable.

Preferred Experience:
- One (1) or more year of experience in a scientific research laboratory.

Desired Attributes:
- Highly motivated and organized.
- Strong desire and demonstrated ability to advance scientific projects.
- Excellent work ethic.
- Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Enjoys working as a team member as well as independently.

Additional Information:

Hours can vary day to day but will loosely follow a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule. Occasional weekend work may be required (time off on a weekday would be provided to offset any weekend hours).

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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