Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 236005-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The research specialist will work closely with investigators on a large research project concerning psychosocial factors, health and aging. This role will oversee handling of specimens received by Biological Core and ensure storage of specimens as well as testing of hormone, immune and hematological measures.

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 in biological or psychological sciences.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-- Experience working with biological specimens, including blood, urine and saliva.
-- Experience with biosafety level 2 procedures and appropriate handling of specimens in biosafety cabinet.
-- Experience with ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) techniques for immune measures.
-- Experience performing bioassays, as well as fluorescence assays.
-- Position requires strong organizational skills, professional communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

-- Experience with data entry and analysis programs, especially Excel, and creating and analyzing large datasets, including basic statistical testing.
-- Knowledge of medical terminology and diagnostic tests.
-- Working knowledge of 'omics' fields and platforms, including genomics and metabolomics.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position and qualifications.


Allison Zenke

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jun 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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