Madison, WI
Oct 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92084-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92084-AS

Working Title: SCIENTIST



FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 25, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. required in a biological science; specialization in molecular genetics preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of 3 years post-doctoral research experience with genetic and molecular analyses of cell and biochemical pathways.
Extensive experience with Drosophila melanogaster, including genetics, creation of transgenic flies, dissections, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.
Extensive experience with in vitro analyses of protein expression, protein modifications and protein-protein interactions.
Extensive experience with in vitro analyses of protein expression, protein modifications and protein-protein interactions.

Position Summary:

The Blair laboratory is looking for a highly qualified and motivated scientist to join its research team, using in vitro and in vivo genetic, molecular and protein assays to address problems of growth control and patterning in developing Drosophila. The candidate must have extensive experience with Drosophila maintenance and genetics, Drosophila dissection, immunohistolochemistry and confocal microscopy, the building and mutation of DNA constructs, protein production and purification from Drosophila tissues and cell lines, and the analysis of protein modifications and protein-protein interactions. Experience with the creation of transgenic Drosophila, including embryo injection, and experience constructing biophysical models is considered a plus. The candidate must provide evidence of independence, paper-writing and grant-writing skills, and an ability to mentor junior laboratory members.


Carol Cooley
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 start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact Carol Cooley,, 608-262-1725.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

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 6 2017 Central Daylight Time

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


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