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Research Specialist

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024
Salary:

Minimum $44,543 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist position will work with the Principal Investigator in Cancer Biology in the UW Laboratory of Joshua Lang, MD,MS, at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. A major focus in the Lang lab includes studying mechanisms of targeted therapy resistance and circulating tumor cells. This research will focus on development of liquid biopsy assays as well as pre-clinical models of targeted therapy resistance in prostate cancer. The position requires the ability to work in a collaborative environment with other investigators on joint projects in this field. Involvement in these activities is expected to lead to scholarly work that will be published in scientific journals.

Responsibilities: Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision.
  • 40% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
  • 20% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
  • 10% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
  • 10% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
  • 10% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
  • 10% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
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

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:

- Previous experience in molecular biology methods, next generation sequencing, or immunology is desired but not required
- Experience with fluorescence microscopy is desired but not required.
- Experience with cell culture flow cytometry and microfluidic technologies is desired but not required.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Additional Information:

- Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below:
- Diversity & Inclusiveness: Embrace differences and promote fairness and equity while fostering a sense of belonging.
- Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others -- behave professionally.
- Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty.
- Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork.
- Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance.

The School of Medicine and Public Health will not sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

This recruitment will be used to fill two vacancies at the School of Medicine and Public Health, Carbone Cancer Center. By applying for this position, applicants will be considered for two vacancies.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You may also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the recruitment process. References will not be contacted prior to notifying you.

Contact:

Devonne Tucker
dtucker@wisc.edu
608-263-9404
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Specialist(RE047)

Department(s):

A53-MEDICAL SCHOOL/CARBONE CANC CTR/CANC CTR

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

300547-AS

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more information regarding applicant and employee rights and to view federal and state required postings, click here

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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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