RESEARCH SPECIALIST - NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES BIOCHEMISTRY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABS
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internal Number: 273131-AS
This vacancy listing is for separate positions in the 2 labs described below:
1. One position will support the GERAM lab directed by Dr. Tim Rhoads. The GERAM lab is a new research program in the department of nutritional sciences that is focused on understanding gene expression regulation of aging and metabolism (GERAM). The lab is looking for a Research Specialist who will help get lab operations off the ground, perform cell culture experiments, and support other laboratory operations. Shared support duties include routine laboratory maintenance, managing inventory and supplies, laboratory notebook upkeep, and possibly equipment oversight. Research duties may include cell culture, standard molecular biology procedures (quantitative PCR, western blot, 96-well plate assays), and data analysis. The successful candidate must have an aptitude for research and strong communication skills.
2. The second position is in the Meyer lab which is dedicated to studying the genomic mechanisms involved in a variety of transcriptional events during and leading to disease progression such as chronic kidney disease, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. These disease models and studies employ a wide range of molecular biology expertise and techniques that center around animal cell culture and animal model work. To solve these problems, we use next generation sequencing and cutting-edge techniques that we rapidly adapt to the lab workflow. We are seeking a Research Specialist to help with lab organization, western blotting, real time PCR, RNA preparation, and the ability to follow commercial kit protocols. Good practices in aseptic tissue culture techniques are preferred. Position will include mouse animal colony management, mouse breeding, mouse husbandry (minimal), and the ability to assist in mouse tissue dissection and post-processing for data analysis (training included with position). The candidate will also participate in weekly data meetings, regulatory compliance, and literature reviews.
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.
65% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
15% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
15% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
5% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
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Required A Bachelors or Masters degree, preferentially in an area related to molecular biology/biochemistry.
-Laboratory experience (including coursework) with knowledge and expertise in molecular biology is strongly desired. -Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
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