JOB NO.: 91995-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: CALS/WCIC/WCIC

Location: Madison

Categories: Plant Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91995-AS

Working Title: Molecular Biologist


Hiring Department: A077800-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/WCIC/WCIC

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 02, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or other related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

More than 4 years post Bachelor's degree experience working in a molecular biology setting. Vector design and cloning experience required.

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) building is a 110,000 square foot agricultural biotechnology/greenhouse complex. The building houses a state-of-the-art transgenic plant laboratory which supports unprecedented scientific advancement opportunities and improves plants for humans, livestock, and the environment. The center has a high throughput transformation pipeline capable of generating transgenic and edited plants and needs a Research Program Manager to initiate a molecular services team to provide both internal and external customers with plant transformation and editing vectors, copy number and expression analysis, and other key molecular services. Duties may include maintaining inventory of supplies, ordering new equipment, record- keeping, and supervision of a small staff and student hourly workers. The position will also be responsible for program budgets, coordination of program activities, maintenance/PMs/certifications of lab equipment, and safety related activities. This position will report to the Associate Director and will be expected to interact closely with both the Production and R&D program leads at the Center.

Additional Information:

Experience with vector design software such as Geneious or SnapGene is a plus. Experience with qPCR, digital drop PCR, high throughput cloning (Gibson, Fusion, Gateway, GoldenGate, etc.) is also preferred. Knowledge of plant gene expression elements such as promoters, introns, UTRs, and interactions of these elements within plants is desired.


Michael Petersen
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, you will need to upload a resume/CV and a cover letter.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: Sep 6 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 27 2017 11:15 AM Central Daylight Time


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