Job no: 234845-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The research enterprise in the Department of Surgical Sciences includes both clinical and basic science research by multidisciplinary research groups. This position is housed within the Comparative Orthopaedic and Genetics Research Laboratory, but provides support to all faculty in the department. The Comparative Orthopaedic and Genetics Research Laboratory is located in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of the School, the laboratory has a long history of strong collaborative relationships with investigators in the School of Medicine, the College of Engineering, and data science researchers in several departments across campus, as well as collaborations with other institutions and corporate entities. Financial support for this position includes service revenue that is largely derived from provision of calcified tissue histology research services to research groups outside of the UW Madison campus.

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:

BS or BA required. Preferably in animal science, biology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics biomedical engineering

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous laboratory experience preferred. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:
Experience with research histology is required, particularly resin embedding of tissue and calcified tissue histology, including bone and tooth.
Experience with immunohistochemistry
Experience with ELISA, molecular biology and PCR
Experience with experimental animal handling
Accreditation as a histotechnologist is helpful but not required.

Additional Information:

This position is for one year from the start of the appointment; the position may be extended for another year or converted to renewable.



Work Type:

Full Time: 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:

To apply for the position, please click on "Apply Online" to begin the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, current CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lori Chamberlain at or 608-263-5633.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Jason Bleedorn ( or Dr. Peter Muir (


Lori Chamberlain
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: May 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 1 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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