RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 91888-AS

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

Department: SMPH/MEDICINE/HEM-ONC


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91888-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist

Official Title: SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Hiring Department: A534260-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/HEM-ONC

FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's of Science degree required in a biological science or related field required. Master's of Science degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics or related field preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

REQUIRED:
At least two years of scientific, research or clinical laboratory experience required.
Experiences with molecular biology techniques and cell culture, and strong writing skills are required.

PREFERRED:
Additional laboratory experience in undergraduate and/or graduate school is preferred.
Experiences in next-generation sequencing are preferred.
Previous experience with human tumor samples including ability to work with FFPE and frozen tissue section is preferred.
Experience at a University of Wisconsin - Madison research laboratory is preferred.



Position Summary:

The Wang laboratory at the Department of Medicine is seeking a skilled Research Specialist to manage the daily operations of the lab and perform experiments related to single-cell sequencing. The person will report directly to the Principal Investigator and work closely with graduate students and postdocs. This job will entail carrying out study protocols in the field of genomics and cancer research. The person must be meticulous, diligent and highly organized. Experiences with molecular biology techniques and cell culture, and strong writing skills are required. Experiences in next-generation sequencing are preferred. Previous experience with human tumor samples including ability to work with FFPE and frozen tissue section is preferred. The person will also oversee ordering, managing budgets and maintaining laboratory equipment and reagents.



Additional Information:

The primary purpose of the Research Specialist position is to perform next-generation sequencing experiments on single cells, tissue samples and plasma DNA samples. The secondary purpose is to maintain laboratory equipment, samples and reagents.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "Full Position Details" link below.



Contact:

Yong Wang
ywang@medicine.wisc.edu
608-263-2813
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 on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter and provide three references within the application process.. Please ensure that the resume and/or cover letter address how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



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 20 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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