Job no: 232916-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

As a research specialist, this individual will work in the diabetes research group in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology. The overall goal of the laboratory is to study the biology of the pancreatic beta cell, both with regards to function and growth. This work has direct relevance to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The projects in the lab utilize immortalized cell lines, rodent models and isolated human tissue samples.

The applicant will be a part of a vibrant research endeavor focused on understanding how the beta-cells of the pancreas respond to nutrient and hormonal stimulation to affect biological changes, especially interested in elucidating how dysfunctional G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in translating these insights into new and improved diabetes therapeutics. The individual will be a member of a collaborative, congenial team including undergraduate and graduate students, research interns, and postdoctoral fellows. The laboratory is located in the VA Hospital in newly remodeled space with state-of-the-art equipment. A willingness to work with experimental mice and obtain blood samples is a requirement of this position. Finally, the candidate will be expected to assist the student, intern, and post-doctoral trainees in the lab with aspects of their research projects.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required. Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, or other biology-related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Word processing and database/spreadsheet software familiarity

-Work experience as a technician in a biomedical research laboratory. Significant undergraduate research experience/internship is also acceptable.
-Experience with molecular biology and mouse handling is highly desirable.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

A strong candidate will meet the minimum requirements and bring enthusiasm, excellent organizational skills, a love for learning and scientific discovery, a helpful attitude, and attention to detail to this position.

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

Due to badging requirements for VA Hospital, fingerprinting and a background check will be required.

This is a terminal position lasting one year. There is a possibility it may be extended or made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and/or funding becomes available.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


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

Instructions to Applicants:

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Michelle Kimple
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Apr 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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