RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Job no: 233933-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: SMPH/BIOMOLEC CHEM/BIOMOL CHM
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Research Specialist will work with the principal investigator (PI) and graduate students in the Biomolecular Chemistry Department to pursue a robust recently funded research program in the general area of RNA biology. Work in the laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms regulating mRNA translation during development in vertebrates and cell differentiation in human cell culture. Approaches employed include molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics. Personal initiative, independence, strong organizational abilities and enthusiasm for laboratory research are essential.

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Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

BS/BA in Biological Sciences, with a degree or focus on Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One (1) year of experience in a research laboratory. Applicants with research experience in one or more of the following areas are preferred: molecular biology techniques, including cloning, expression, isolation and manipulation of RNA; cell culture and growth of mammalian cells. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, keep a detailed lab notebook, and learn new techniques and train others is especially desired.

Additional Information:

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

Department(s):

A537700-MEDICAL SCHOOL/BIOMOLEC CHEM/BIOMOL CHM

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 60% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $32,697 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.

Contact:

Melissa Zhang
melissa.zhang@wisc.edu
608-263-0496
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:

233933-AS

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

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