RESEARCHER

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234601-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The position is in the UW Human Stem Cell Core, located in the Waisman Center, and part of the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (CMN) Core. The core provides reprogramming and gene editing services to human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) researchers. Provide technical expertise in the design and implementation of experiments that engineer hPSCs using state-of-the-art gene editing technology to generate or correct point mutations, introduce reporter constructs, and safe harbor (AAVS1) transgenic systems. Assist with development of research methodologies and procedures. Coordinate and manage multiple projects and provide documentation.

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:

A Master's degree is required. A degree in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field is preferred. A PhD in the aforementioned fields preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Expertise in CRISPR-Cas technology design and troubleshooting as well as pluripotent stem cell culture is required.

Well-qualified candidates will have the following preferred experience:
- Experience with human stem cell culture, maintenance and characterization.
- Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing of human pluripotent stem cells.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Extensive understanding and experience in molecular biology is preferred.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

Contact:

Melissa Strupp
melissa.henning@wisc.edu
608-890-1388
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:

RESEARCHER(E05DN) or ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN) or ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

234601-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).

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Applications Open: Jun 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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