Madison, WI
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92263-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92263-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist - Gamm Laboratory


Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 23, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree in Biology or a related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One to two years of experience in biological sciences research.
- Experience working with rodents is highly preferred.
- Experience in culturing human stem cells and/or retinal cells.
- Experience in tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microscopy and genotyping.

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 bio-manufacturing 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.

The Gamm Lab studies inherited and acquired eye diseases that culminate in the degeneration of photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a significant cause of visual morbidity. The goals of the Lab are to investigate cellular and molecular events that occur during retinogenesis and provide cells for use in rescue or replacement therapies for retinal degenerative diseases. The Research Specialist will evaluate human pluripotent stem cell-derived photoreceptors in animal models of retinal disease and conduct laboratory research related to human embryonic (ES) and induced pluripotent (iPS) cells for a current project which aims to use retinal lineage cells derived from these pluripotent sources to test cell replacement strategies.

Additional Information:

- A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
- Occasional weekend work may be required.
- Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually
thereafter within 5 days of notification.
- Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting
and outside activities reporting.


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 cover letter and resume.

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: Oct 4 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 18 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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