RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232486-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPHPEDIATRICSINFECT DIS
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Mohr lab at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly motivated Research Specialist to contribute to translational macaque studies of congenital Zika virus infection. Please see our lab's website for more information: https://mohrlab.pediatrics.wisc.edu/ .

This position offers a collegial, nurturing lab group whose mission is to train the next generation of diverse scientists in translational research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living.

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One year of lab experience, including undergraduate research years, is required.

Applicant must understand complex concepts of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and virology. The successful applicant is expected to perform literature reviews and assimilate new knowledge in topics pertaining to their research.

Experience in isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells and working with tissue and cell culture is preferred.

A working knowledge of "universal precautions" and aseptic techniques is required. The individual will be expected to be highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.

Effective oral and written communication skills in English, independent problem solving and analytical skills, attention to detail and organization, and an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach required.

Additional Information:

Title and pay rate will be determined at the time of hire based on candidate qualifications and experience.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/ ). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Department(s):

A536756-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PEDIATRICS/INFECT DIS

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Contact:

Ashley Yandre
ashley.yandre@pediatrics.wisc.edu
608-265-3961
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-Renewable

Job Number:

232486-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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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