Madison, WI
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90108-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90108-AS


Official Title: SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN)


FTE: 34% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,790 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

B.S. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology or related field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of 7 years of laboratory experience in genetic manipulation and maintenance of C. elegans strains is required.

In particular, competency in the following areas is expected:
-Experience with general laboratory methods, including preparation of buffers, reagents, and microbial media is required.
-Experience with recombinant DNA, including cloning and mutagenesis is required.
-Experience with bacterial cell culture and basic microbiological assays is required.
-Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with lab members is required.
-Strong organizational skills, particularly with record keeping and time management, is required.
-Experience making and maintaining genetically-modified C. elegans strains is required.
-Experience with fluorescence microscopy is required.
-Experience making proteins in bacteria is preferred.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and independent with keen attention to detail and strong organizational, oral and written skills, as well as being a team player.

Position Summary:

The Kimble laboratory seeks a Research Specialist to serve as a senior research technician. The principal role will be to assist in multiple facets of nematode genetics, including maintaining the lab collection of Caenorhabditis elegans and generating transgenic strains. The Specialist will work closely with lab members on projects exploring molecular regulation of stem cells, Notch signaling and post-transcriptional regulatory networks. In addition, the Specialist will be responsible for general lab management (maintaining lab stocks, ordering, lab organization and oversight). This individual will be expected to be an active member of the lab and attend lab meetings. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Additional Information:

Appointment FTE is anticipated to begin at approximately one-third time and may increase after 1/1/2018, pending funding, laboratory needs, and satisfactory performance.


Veronica Pierce
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 begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

Applicants should upload two (2) separate documents:
(1) current resume; and
(2) a cover letter describing their research interests and qualifications.

Applicants will also be asked to enter information for 3 professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: 17 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 1 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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