RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 92195-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92195-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist

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

Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 01, 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 degree in Genetics, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related field.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Coursework in a molecular biology or related discipline required. Prior work experience in a research laboratory is highly desirable. Immunogenetics and high throughput DNA sequencing experience strongly preferred.



License or certificate:

BL2+ and radiation certification will be acquired upon hire.



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 in the WNPRC Genetics Services Unit overseen by Dr. David O'Connor at the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory. Genetics Services is a research service unit that specializes in fee-for-service high-throughput genotyping of immune loci in nonhuman primates (NHP). Understanding NHP genetics is essential for unlocking the secrets of AIDS immunity, organ transplant tolerance, and susceptibility to infectious disease. The applicant will provide technical assistance to help design experiments and develop improved technologies for understanding the relationship between genetics and disease, while working with other laboratories that provide NHP samples for advanced analyses available only through Genetics Services.



Additional Information:

A period of evaluation will be required.
A criminal background check will be required.



Contact:

Rachael Buss
rbuss@primate.wisc.edu
608-890-3585
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 "Apply Now" to begin the application process. Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position, referencing PVL 92195. You will also be required to provide three professional references.

Please note that WNPRC is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.



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 25 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: Oct 9 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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