JOB NO.: 92210-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 92210-AS
Working Title: Assistant Scientist
Official Title: ASSISTANT SCIENTIST(E10LN)
Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE
Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 07, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD in biological sciences or related field required; other scientific fields in combination with relevant research experience will also be considered.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A minimum of 3 years of related research experience (post-training) in the biological sciences or related field required. Must have previous experience working with nonhuman primate (NHP) models. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of initiative, adaptability, and personal accountability; an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of researchers; and the ability to lead a research team of technical staff to accomplish a number of research projects across a breadth of disciplines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, as well as exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Previous supervisory experience highly desirable.
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 committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.
The Scientific Protocol Implementation (SPI) Unit of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is seeking an experienced NHP researcher to join the Unit as an Assistant Scientist. The SPI Unit provides expertise and research support to investigators who have limited experience working with the NHP model, thereby allowing the WNPRC to guarantee reliable, reproducible experimental procedures and to organize all the support that is required from other WNPRC Animal Services and Research Services units. Since the NHP model is critical in the translation of basic research to clinical research, the SPI Unit plays an important role in the facilitation of research progress towards the discovery of new treatments, preventions, and eventual cures for human and animal diseases. The SPI Unit provides support to investigators across a breadth of research areas, including infectious disease, energy metabolism and chronic disease, neuroscience, and reproductive and regenerative medicine.
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.
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. Please reference PVL/Job Number 92210 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: Oct 5 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Nov 2 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time