Madison, WI
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91963-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91963-AS

Working Title: Assistant Scientist


Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 25, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD required, with PhD-level experience studying mammalian genomics. Expertise with human or nonhuman primates genomics is preferred. Expertise in deep sequencing and computational data analysis with Python is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience studying human and/or nonhuman primate genomics and immune system genetics preferred. Strong molecular biology and bioinformatics skills preferred. Familiarity with project management and personnel management experience preferred. Excellent communication and computer skills required. Demonstrative track record of productivity as evidenced by lead authorships in peer-reviewed scientific journals preferred.Demonstrated ability with large data set analysis and high throughput computing is strongly preferred, as is familiarity with command-line operations, scripting, and programming.

License or certificate:

The successful applicant will be trained to work in a BSL-2 laboratory.

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public. Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is commited to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.

A position is available with the Genetics Services Unit at the WNPRC, under the direction of Dr. David O'Connor. The successful candidate will actively participate in a team studying the genomics and immune system genetics of nonhuman primates, including whole genome and whole exome analysis, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genotyping, killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotyping, and Fc gamma receptor genotyping.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A one-year period of evaluation will be required.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


Samantha Block
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 the "Apply Now" button. Please submit a cover letter, current CV, and 3 publications in the "Other" upload. Please reference PVL/Job Number 91963 in your application materials. You will also be asked to provide three professional references during the application process.

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: Sep 22 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 20 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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