University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 227966

Position Summary:
The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) building is a 100,000 square foot agricultural biotechnology/greenhouse complex. The building houses the state-of-the-art transgenic plant laboratories and greenhouses which supports unprecedented scientific advancement opportunities and improve plants for humans, livestock, and the environment. The center has a high throughput transformation pipeline capable of generating transgenic and edited plants and needs a Lab Prep Tech to assist with our sorghum and maize plant transformation process. The candidate selected for this role will focus on assisting in our transformation department with tissue culture, plant transformation, and some general media prep duties. Position functions under the general supervision of a technical supervisor. Prior plant tissue culture experience is highly desired.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Principal duties:
(80%) Laboratory work
-Technical work in a laboratory including growing bacterial cultures
-Plant tissue culture work including laminar flow hood sterile work
-Transformation of plants using agrobacterium and biolistics
-Moving sterile plant material within tissue culture hoods
-Taking samples of plant material for testing
-Testing plant material for visual expression (GUS or GFP) using microscopes.

(10%) Media Preparation
-Prepare media and reagents according to specific instructions, procedures, and schedules; decontaminate glassware and dispose of hazardous waste
-Maintain glassware washers, dryers, and sterilizers
-Order supplies, as needed
-Perform related work, as requested.

(10%) General site functions: general clean up in labs and other work areas

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