Job description

JOB NO.: 95564-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95564-AS

Working Title: Scientist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in the biochemical sciences with an emphasis on either biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, immunology, genetics, or related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Recent Ph.D.'s as well as experienced candidates are welcomed to apply. Research experience in at least one of the following areas is required: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or immunology. Experience working with transgenic mouse colonies is highly desired. Expertise in one or the more of following skills/techniques is required: Immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, mammalian cell culture (gene knockdown, overexpression, transduction), RNA and protein work, ChIP, co-IP, multicolor FACS analysis, FlowJo analysis, mouse models of disease/autoimmunity, or prior experience on handling large data sets (RNAseq, proteomics). The candidate should also have scientific writing skills evidenced by manuscript, grant or fellowship writing experience.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Engin Laboratory is focused on understanding how cellular stress response pathways play a role in beta cell biology and diabetes. Current projects involve studying molecular mechanisms of the unfolded protein response (UPR) signaling pathway in autoimmune diabetes. The work involves phenotyping the tissue specific mouse models of the UPR and mechanistic studies using cell culture, biochemical and immunological assays. -omics studies and analysis. More information about our research and publications can be found at The ideal candidate is expected to be a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly and function both independently and within a team.

Additional Information:


Feyza Engin
[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, a cover letter which should address your experience with all of the applicable required qualifications, and three references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: Aug 6 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Aug 20 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Job No:
Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 10/2/2018
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