Job description

JOB NO.: 94197-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94197-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BS/BA required; degree in biological science, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, or related field of study is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Although previous non-classroom laboratory experience is preferred, recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Experience with cell culture, serological assays, flow cytometry and/or related techniques is desirable. Excellent communication skills, mature work habits, a desire to learn, and the ability to work independently in a team environment are expected.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

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 commited to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.

This is a research specialist position in the Immunology Service Unit of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC). Immunology Services (IS) is a research service unit that specializes in measuring antigen-specific antibody and cellular immune responses in nonhuman primates. IS performs standardized ELISA, virus neutralization, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), ELISPOT, fluorospot and flow cytometry-based assays. In addition to routine methods, IS develops customized immunological assays to meet the specific needs of collaborating investigators. IS is one of several service units at the WNPRC that supports the greater primate research community.

Additional Information:

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.


Samantha Block
[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. Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position. Please reference PVL/Job Number 94197 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: Apr 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 27 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/14/2018
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