Madison, WI
Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90287-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90287-AS

Working Title: Researcher - Cell Therapy and Culture


Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 02, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,054 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree is required. A degree in cellular biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemical engineering or a closely related field is preferred. A PhD is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience and knowledge:
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: microbial fermentation, large scale mammalian cell culture,
viral vector production, bioreactors, or cell therapies (hESC, iPSC, MSC).
- Experience and desire to work in a highly collaborative, team-focused environment.
- Previous work experience in the biotechnology industry.
- 2+ years of experience in process development and/or manufacturing of biotherapeutics for Phase I/II
clinical trials.
- Research and project leadership experience related to the production of biopharmaceuticals.
- Expertise in liquid chromatography, filtration and aseptic fill operations.
- Expertise in development, validation, execution, monitoring and manufacturing of novel biotherapeutics,
vaccines, and related components as well as manufacturing operations as required.
- Expertise in cGMPs and application to the process development and manufacturing of biotherapeutics or
- Experience with supervision of staff.

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a clinical manufacturing facility that produces biotherapeutics (gene therapeutics, cell therapeutics, recombinant proteins and vaccines) for Phase I/II Human Clinical Trials in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines. Clients include clinical investigators at UW-Madison, NIH, other universities, and the biopharmaceutical industry. Waisman Biomanufacturing is located within the greater Waisman Center.

The Researcher will support translational research by serving as a subject matter expert in the areas of cell therapies and large scale cell culture. The Researcher will develop and execute cell culture and upstream manufacturing processes that support the production of clinical trial materials for Waisman Biomanufacturing and its clients.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.


Melissa Henning
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:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of 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: May 16 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 25 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time