Job description

JOB NO.: 93839-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93839-AS

Working Title: Transplant Immunobilogy Researcher



FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 23, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MS in Biological Sciences or related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of 5 years post-degree training required. Prefer at least 3 years experience in a basic/translational immunology laboratory, with experience in bone marrow or hematopoietic cell transplantation. The position will require skills in integrating research activities in the basic science of transplant immunology as applied to a non-human primate model (Rhesus) of kidney transplantation tolerance induction. Experience with non-human primate transplant research preferred to include development and performance of in vitro immunological, cellular and biochemical assays. Experience in protocol, manuscript, and grant preparation/writing also required.

The position will also require team-science skills since there will be involvement with a variety of laboratories and cores within the Department of Surgery and Medicine, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, the Research Animal Resources Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, Stanford University and other collaborators. Therefore, the successful applicant will need to work collaboratively with research faculty and staff at all levels.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Division of Transplantation within the Department of Surgery is seeking a highly qualified individual with a strong scientific background in transplant immunology to coordinate and support the scientific efforts on an NIH-funded project to develop kidney and bone marrow tolerance in a large animal model. The position will entail management of all aspects of the translational project, specifically requiring development and analysis of immunological techniques to promote mixed chimerism and understand the mechanisms that support the tolerance induction or, conversely, prevent cellular engraftment and induce graft rejection.

To meet the objectives, the incumbent will facilitate progress of the research mission by coordinating research-team meetings, setting and tracking milestone-based performance, and identifying/solving logistic research problems at the bench.

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:


Rachel Timbers
[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:

Please apply through the Apply Now link. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the required experience.

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 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 15 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
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