Job description

JOB NO.: 95194-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95194-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 28, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required in biology, animal behavior, immunology, virology, microbiology or a related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The ability to understand complex concepts in immunology, microbiology and animal behavior, including reading and understanding primary literature is preferred. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Previous experience working with nonhuman primates or other animal models is necessary. Experience isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) is preferred. Experience with a statistical language (R is preferred) in a production or academic environment is a bonus. Working knowledge of "universal precautions" and good laboratory procedures is desired. Applicant must be able to work with infectious diseases in a medical research setting.

License or certificate:

BSL-3 training, nonhuman primate barrier training and biosafety training are required and can be completed upon hire.

Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading medical research program run by Dr. David O'Connor and managed by Dr. Emma Mohr. More information on Dr. O'Connor's research program can be found at

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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison does not deny access to research facilities based solely on gender or reproductive health status. However, it is highly recommended that any women who are pregnant, actively trying to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding consult with a healthcare provider prior to working with Zika virus due to the potential for harm to the fetus or infant.

Title and pay rate will be determined at the time of hire based on candidate qualifications and experience.


Deborah Holland
[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 your cover letter and current CV. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application. In the cover letter, please outline your experience in immunology, virology, computer skills, and reference PVL #95194.

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: Jul 9 2018 Central Daylight Time

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





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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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