LAB ASSISTANT

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Mar 07, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 89876-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time

Department: CALS/BIOCHEMISTRY


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89876-AS

Working Title: LAB ASSISTANT

Official Title: ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Hiring Department: A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY

FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 15, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization: BA/BS in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related field is preferred. Understanding of chemistry and microbiology methods is required.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Experience in a research laboratory is required. In particular, competency in the following areas is expected:

-Experience with general laboratory methods, including preparation of buffers and sterile technique.
-Experience in bacterial cell culture and basic microbiological assays.
-Strong organizational skills, including record keeping and time management.
-Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with lab members.
-Facility with computer programs essential for record keeping.

The successful candidate will have skills in basic chemistry and microbiology. The successful candidate will also be highly motivated and independent with keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

Preference will be given to candidates having additional experience with computers (e.g. LabArchives, Filemaker Pro) and recombinant DNA.



Position Summary: The Kimble and Wickens laboratories seek a Research Specialist to serve as a Laboratory Assistant. The job will center on preparing reagents for the lab, ordering and restocking supplies, and lab organization.



Contact: Veronica Pierce
vpierce2@wisc.edu
608-890-4702
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. )



Instructions to applicants: Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Your cover letter should detail your relevant experience, training and/or education for this position. Your list of three professional references should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address, and relationship to you.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: 06 Mar 2017 Central Standard Time


Application Close: 3 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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