Madison, WI
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90659-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90659-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist - Genetics


Hiring Department: A074200-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/GENETICS

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 10, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BS or BA in Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Laboratory research experience is required. A minimum of three years of laboratory research experience preferred. Tissue culture experience is required.

Experience with the following research methods is desirable: DNA and RNA isolation, DNA sequencing, Gibson cloning, CRISPR, PCR, qPRC, FISH analysis, confocal microscopy experience, ImageJ/FIJI, C. elegans genetics (optional).

Experience using data visualization and communication software and analysis is desirable (e.g. experience using Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Excel, Endnote, Apple Keynote/Numbers/Pages).

Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and science writing experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will be a highly organized, independent, and creative individual, capable of working alone and as a part of a team.

Position Summary:

The Skop Laboratory, a developmental cell biology and genetics laboratory, seeks a Research Specialist for a research project that involves determining the role of midbody-specific RNAs during mitosis. The Research Specialist's principal role involves characterizing the transcriptome of the midbody during mitosis.

Additional Information:

Prefix is dependent on relevant work experience.


Ahna Skop
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:

To apply for this position, please click Apply Online and submit ONE document in pdf (preferred) or word format that contains the following information:
1.A letter of interest which highlights research laboratory experience including tissue culture, experience using the research methods described in the position qualifications, and experience using data visualization and communication software;
2. a resume, and
3. contact information for three references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 11 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 10 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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