Job no: 234029-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Lo Sardo Lab seeks a Research Specialist to support studies focused on the functional impact of cardiovascular genetic risk factors on vascular cells. The lab uses induced pluripotent stem cells, vascular cell differentiation, and various molecular biology and biochemistry techniques to understand how common genetic variants can affect an individual's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This position will include working with cell culture; primarily human induced pluripotent stem cells, using several molecular biology techniques including, nucleic acid extraction/purification, primers/gRNAs design, PCR, qPCR, CRISPR assays and cloning, and live microscopy and fluorescent microscopy analysis. The Research Specialist will be expected to perform and analyze experiments according to established research requirements and specifications of the lab, and will also be expected to assist in management of the lab with ordering, maintenance of equipment, organization, and inventory.

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Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least three years of research experience in a laboratory setting is required. Undergraduate experience will count. Significant experience in molecular biology, including PCR, qPCR, cloning, primers/gRNA design and CRISPR design. Good experience with cell culture and sterile techniques. Interest or experience in bioinformatics is preferred. Extensive experience in lab management and organization, able to coordinate lab duties in a medium-size lab. Strong organizational skills, able to maintain the lab organized, stocked and inventoried at all times. Good problem-solving attitude and independent in lab management. We are looking for a person with competence and good attention to details. A positive attitude and a good prospective in working in a team setting are essential.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $34,748 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 a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Jennifer Scheuer
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 30 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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