Madison, WI
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91628-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91628-AS

Working Title: Assistant Scientist


Hiring Department: A561000-SCHOOL OF PHARMACY/PHARMACY

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Biological Sciences is required. Area of expertise in bacteriology or medical microbiology / immunology is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Post Doctoral experience in a research laboratory is required. Research expertise in the following areas is preferred: advanced molecular biology techniques, microbiology, pharmacology, immunology, and/or biochemistry. Experience and competency in identifying research problems, presentation of data and preparation of manuscripts is required.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Scientist position will perform experiments focused on antimicrobial resistance, antibacterial drug discovery, and immunology. This position will collaborate with principal investigators in the Divisions of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences with focuses on microbiology, drug discovery, and immunology.

The principal duties include:
- Analyze drug resistance mechanisms using a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques
- Characterize mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents
- Function independently, under the supervision of a divisional PI, to design experiments, develop new research techniques, and troubleshoot laboratory issues.
- Provide scientific supervision, coordination and execution of current and future laboratory research projects.
- Assist with grant writing
- Supervise and mentor laboratory personnel ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to postdoctoral fellows
- Identify, initiate and develop new research projects and collaborations.
- Present research findings locally, nationally, and internationally

Additional Information:

This position is directly supervised by an Associate Professor (CHS) in the Dvision of Pharmacy Practice. This individual will coordinate research activities, experimental oversight, and the development of new research initiatives. This position will also have opportunity to initiate independent research, under the guidance of a divisional investigator, and apply for extramural funding on behalf of the School.


Jordan Allen
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Instructions to applicants:

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Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: Aug 8 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 5 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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