University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 224655

Position Summary:
The Mohr lab at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly motivated Research Specialist to help define long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in a macaque model of congenital Zika virus infection. Our translational laboratory focuses on defining the neuropathogenesis of congenital Zika virus infection using a macaque model. We study infant macaque hearing, vision, brain structure and brain histology following Zika infection during pregnancy. We associate these quantitative infant exam findings with developmental tests to identify early predictors of deficits.

This Research Specialist will organize macaque studies, from pregnancy through juvenile years, and coordinate with multiple collaborators on visual, hearing, developmental and brain imaging assessments. This Research Specialist will process blood specimens from these animals, organize data, and develop figures for presentation. Teamwork and diversity are essential in our lab group. Visit our website to learn more about our lab group: https://mohrlab.pediatrics.wisc.edu/.

We offer a collegial, nurturing lab group whose mission is to train the next generation of diverse scientists in translational research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end 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.

Principal duties:
Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results

Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders

Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences

Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials

Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers

Performs literature reviews and writes reports

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