Job description

JOB NO.: 93744-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93744-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $35,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in a science required with a focus on Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:

- Minimum 1 year experience in a research lab as undergraduate.
- Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to organize and maintain accurate records; strong attention to detail; and the ability to work in a team environment and laboratory setting.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This research specialist will work closely with the principal investigator and senior laboratory scientist to perform experiments related to expressing fungal secondary metabolites, screening metabolites for anti-fungal properties and manipulating fungal genes for assessment of phenotype and virulence. Lab work is multi-disciplinary and will include molecular, microbiological, bioinformatics, and in vivo methods.

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:

Preferred Qualifications:

- A strong background in molecular biology, microbiology, and/or prior experience in experimental approaches to study fungal biology including any work on antifungal studies or fungal secondary metabolism is desired.
- Prior experience with microbiology and quantitative PCR is highly desired.
- Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and train others is desired.


Nancy Keller
[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, three professional references, and a cover letter which should address your experience with all of the required and applicable preferred qualifications.

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 8 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Apr 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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