JOB NO.: 96178-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 96178-AS
Working Title: Research Specialist
Official Title: RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 22, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $36,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree in Genetics, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Coursework in a molecular biology or related discipline required. Prior work experience in a research laboratory is highly desirable. Immunogenetics and high throughput DNA sequencing experience strongly preferred.
License or certificate:
BL2+ and radiation certification will be acquired upon hire.
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 committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.
A position is available in the WNPRC Genetics Services Unit overseen by Dr. David O'Connor at the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory. Genetics Services is a research service unit that specializes in fee-for-service high-throughput genotyping of immune loci in nonhuman primates (NHP). Understanding NHP genetics is essential for unlocking the secrets of AIDS immunity, organ transplant tolerance, and susceptibility to infectious disease. The applicant will provide technical assistance to help design experiments and develop improved technologies for understanding the relationship between genetics and disease, while working with other laboratories that provide NHP samples for advanced analyses available only through Genetics Services.
A period of evaluation will be required.
A criminal background check 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.
Instructions to applicants:
Please click "Apply Now" to begin the application process. Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position, referencing PVL 96178. You will also be required to provide three professional 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: Oct 1 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Oct 15 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time