Madison, WI
Jul 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 94618-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94618-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 31, 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 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 and/or microbiology, including reading and understanding primary literature is preferred. Experience isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and working with tissue culture is desired. Working knowledge of "universal precautions" and good laboratory procedures is desired. Basic immunology and virology skills are required. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Applicant must be able to work with infectious diseases in a medical research setting.

License or certificate:

BSL-3 training and biosafety training are required and can be completed upon hire.

Position Summary:

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

Additional Information:

Working with the Zika virus is an essential function of this position. UW-Madison complies with all applicable health and safety regulations. Nevertheless, working with pathogens poses health risks. Adults infected with Zika can experience negative health consequences. Individuals, both men and women, can transmit Zika to their offspring through semen, gestation, and breastmilk, which can cause birth and developmental defects. Applicants are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about risks. UW-Madison will provide necessary personal protective equipment, but a successful candidate must be willing to work with the Zika virus despite the aforementioned known risks.


Brian Axness
[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:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW". Search for job number 94618. Please upload a Cover Letter (outlining experience in basic immunology and virology) and referring to the Position Vacancy Listing #94618, a detailed current CV, and a list of 3 references.

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 12 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Jul 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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