Job no: 234265-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Position Summary:

The Murtaza Lab Manager position is housed in the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine and based in the Division of Surgical Oncology, in the Department of Surgery in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. The lab is focused on developing novel genomics-enabled diagnostics for cancer patients. The incumbent will join an existing team of molecular biologists and computational scientists and be responsible for providing administrative leadership in the laboratory to enable cutting-edge cancer genomics research. In addition, they will implement and develop molecular methods for blood and urine sample processing, DNA and RNA isolation, preparation and analysis of next-generation sequencing libraries, quantitative PCR, digital PCR and other related technologies for analysis of nucleic acids from tissue samples and body fluid samples. They will utilize, implement, adapt and develop manual and automated robotic protocols for molecular analyses.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline is required.
A Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline is desirable, but not required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 1 year, post Bachelor degree, of research laboratory experience.
Ideally 4-5 years of work experience after Bachelors or 2-3 years of work experience after Masters, in a genomics or molecular biology laboratory.

-Knowledge and experience with laboratory methods in genomics and molecular biology.
-Demonstration of effective communication and interpersonal skills.

-Experience in cancer genomics or biomarker development.
-Project or laboratory management.

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy 234834; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows us to consider candidates with both bachelor's and master's degrees for this position. Salary and prefix will be determined upon hire based on experience.

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.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, click the "" link. You will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume.
To be considered a qualified applicant, indicate in your cover letter how you meet the required and preferred skills and experience listed in the position description.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: May 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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