Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235805-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

A position is available at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) in the laboratory of Dr. Igor Slukvin. The successful applicant will assume a lead role in the project focusing on genetic engineering of human and nonhuman primate pluripotent stem cells with the goal to develop alternative sources of immune cells for cellular therapies of cancers and infectious diseases.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Biomedical Science required, with PhD-level experience in genetic engineering and hematopoiesis from human and nonhuman primate pluripotent stem cells.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 3 to 5 years of post-doctoral experience preferred. Experience in genetic engineering including, CRISPR/Cas9 editing, prime editing, design of genetic constructs for gene overexpression, knockout and lineage tracing experiments is required.

Strong skills in human and nonhuman primate pluripotent stem cell (PSC) culture, generation of hemogenic endothelium and T, NK cells and macrophages from PSCs; assessment of in vitro and in vivo activities iPSC-derived CAR-T cells, NK cells and macrophages are preferred. Familiarity with project management and personnel management experience preferred. Excellent communication and computer skills required. Demonstrative track record of productivity as evidenced by principal authorships in peer- reviewed scientific journals is preferred.

License or Certificate:

BL2+ training required and can be completed upon hire.

Additional Information:

Must possess a valid driver's license that mees standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

A one-year period of evaluation will be required.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public. Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,229 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, current C.V. and 3 publications. Click within the posting to upload your documents and begin the application process. Your cover letter and current C.V. should highlight your relevant experience. In addition you will be required to provide three professional references within the application process.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Jun 23 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 21 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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