Job no: 235745-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: CALS/WCIC/WCIC
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Research, Scientific, Plant Sciences

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) building is a 100,000 square foot agricultural biotechnology/greenhouse complex. The building houses state-of-the-art transgenic plant laboratories and greenhouses which support unprecedented scientific advancement opportunities and improves plants for humans, livestock, and the environment. The center has a high throughput transformation pipeline and molecular department capable of generating and testing transgenic and edited plants. The Center is in need of a Plant Analysis Coordinator for a wide variety of tasks associated with our plant transformation pipeline. This position is being created to have a primary role of a liaison between the three (GH, Production, MTD) teams to create plant analysis data, enter that into LIMS and share it with clients and the teams. The candidate for this position will familiarize themselves with the current protocols for sampling and plant analysis in MTD, including PCR, nucleic acid isolation, and copy number determination. The candidate will also work on protocol development to find faster and cheaper methods to generate data, develop new services, such as the validation gene edits for clients and R&D, and cross train with the three teams to become familiar with plant transformation, greenhouse functions, and additional molecular support.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

Bachelor's degree required with MS preferred in plant related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Experience working with plants, data management, and molecular techniques is required.
-Communication skills and evidence of collaboration with peers and clients is also required.
-Ability to follow and develop procedures and protocols

Additional Information:

- Standard hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
- A period of evaluation will be required.
- A criminal background check will be required.
- This position is a fixed-term terminal appointment with a guaranteed length of 12 months (i.e., July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022). This appointment may be extended up to a maximum of 24 months as a fixed-term terminal appointment or may become a renewable appointment depending on funding and departmental needs.



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 $40,000 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, a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position, how your relevant experiences align with the position requirements, and three professional references.


Justin Cave
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jun 8 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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