University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 96099

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 04/05/19


Working Title:
Research Specialist
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, physiology or related field is required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one (1) year of experience working in a biomedical research laboratory is required. Experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique and basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning and plasmid purifications is required. Additional skills in electrophysiology, protein purification, immunostaining and Western blotting are preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required.
Principal duties:
The qualified applicant will contribute to a highly collaborative group studying ion channel biology using electrophysiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy and biophysical approaches. Duties include, but not limited to: mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA purification, quantitative RT-PCR, PCR, western blotting, DNA cloning, and membrane protein biochemisty. Expectations include a high level of organization, maintaining a well-documented lab notebook and freezer inventory, analyzing and presenting data, and the ability to work well in a team. Other responsibilities include participation in regular lab meetings, journal club, laboratory organization, documentation and regulatory compliance.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $31,427 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:MAY 17, 2019
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: MAY 12, 2019
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Brittany Huser
Phone: 608-265-2978
750 Highland Ave   
Fax: N/A
Health Sciences Learning Cnt   
Madison, WI 53705-2221   
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. )

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NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.