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RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 237393-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, 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 15 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 biomanufacturing 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 Research Specialist will perform experiments involving stem cell research within the Zhang Laboratory. The aim of this research is to differentiate human stem cells into functionally specialized neural cells for drug discovery and cell therapy. The principal duties will include but not limited to culture, maintenance, and characterization of human stem cell lines, and differentiation of the stem cells into neural cells and subsequent cellular and molecular characterization, handling of laboratory animals, maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments, and bookkeeping of research data and standard operation procedures. This position is expected to collaborate with other investigators on research 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:

A Bachelor's Degree is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in biological sciences, particularly cell culture, molecular biology, and/or animal handling, is preferred. Undergraduate research experience may be considered.

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.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $32,697 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a
resume and cover letter.

Contact:

Kailee Gawlik
kailee.gawlik@wisc.edu
608-262-9613
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:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

237393-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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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