Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235419-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW Biotechnology Center DNA Sequencing Core Facility is a state of the art molecular biology lab. We are constantly advancing our techniques and knowledge base to bring the best possible resources for research needs. We thrive on collaborations for new and exciting projects as well as providing the basic data that drives research. The DNA Sequencing Research Specialist will join a team of researchers to create next generation sequencing libraries, perform DNA extraction services, and provide general support for the laboratory for the duration of new projects.

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:

Minimum of BS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of a B.S. with one year of laboratory experience, two years preferred, which may have been accumulated during academic study.
-Knowledge and experience in general research laboratory practices and molecular biology techniques (SNP genotyping, PCR/qPCR, DNA/RNA extractions, gel electrophoresis, or similar skills).
-Excellent record documentation skills, excellent organization skills and attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety and operations protocols, and the ability to work independently and to consistently follow laboratory protocols.
-Good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.
-Basic computer skills.

Additional Information:

All staff are required to complete and stay current on HIPAA, Human Subjects, and other relevant training.



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 $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "" button. Applicants are asked toupload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, a current curriculum vitae(CV) or resume, and three professional references. You will be directed to a reference form within the application.


Emily Baer
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:


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 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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