The Department of Pediatrics is looking for a Research Specialist to help run a vigorous and productive program in Molecular Pathogenic Mycology. The focus of the work broadly embraces the molecular and genetic mechanisms of host cell interactions with medically important Fungi. The position will require executing experiments involving gene cloning, expression and deletion, as well as biochemical analysis of such manipulations. The candidate must have sufficient knowledge and experience to conduct research at the level of an effective, efficient and highly motivated research specialist. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a team including the PI, scientists, postdocs and graduate and undergraduate students.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
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.
50% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
25% 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
5% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
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Preferred Bachelor's Degree Preferred focus in science
1-2 years of prior experience yielding technical skills in the areas of eukaryotic molecular biology and biochemistry, including gene expression, genetic transformation, mammalian cell culture is strongly preferred
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 Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy 273641 (Researcher I) & 273642 (Scientist I); please note that only one vacancy exists.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
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