Job description

JOB NO.: 93731-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 93731-AS

Working Title: Cell & Regenerative Biology Research Specialist



FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 15, 2018

Term: This position will end on APRIL 14, 2020.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum BA/BS required, preferred in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Biology, or related areas of biological sciences.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Some prior lab experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and/or cell culture techniques required. Some work with laboratory/genetically altered mice would be a plus. However, training in the lab for the latter is available.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

A highly motivated individual will provide technical support for the Greenspan lab and will have the ability to carry out supervised projects on their own, as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the laboratory's research program investigating collagen and exploring a possible new locus for mutations in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In a new direction for the lab, we have found a gene product involved in controlling intermitochondrial fusion, and we are studying the mechanisms underlying this effect and the probability that deficits of the gene product under study play roles in neurodegenerative conditions.

Research duties include molecular biology, cell culture, histology, and mouse colony maintenance. In addition, the individual will be expected to perform general lab duties, ordering supplies, chemical inventory and maintain sample database.

We are seeking an individual who will provide technical support for postdoctoral and graduate students, and who will have the ability to carry out supervised projects of their own, as required.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:
- Self-motivated and demonstrated strong work ethic
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Excited to learn new skills as projects evolve and eager to contribute
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and energetically, and work well with others

Title Prefix assignment will be determined by number of years of relevant work experience.

This is a terminal position lasting two years. There is a possibility it may be made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and/or funding becomes available.

A 12 month evaluation period will be required.


Melissa Zhang
[email protected]
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. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. During the online application process, you will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "Full Position Details" link below.

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: Mar 2 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Mar 23 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/3/2018
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