University of Wisconsin--Madison
University of Wisconsin--Madison

Madison, WI


Location733 Struck St, Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-10-07
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-05-09

Job Description:

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Apply now (opens in a new window) (https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/767/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=514420&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us) Job no: 262176-AS

Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center is seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Research Specialist to support the research activities of the Translational Stem Cell Technologies Unit. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. John Maufort, assisting in the development of reagents and tools for the research community to study cell-based therapies in primates and to develop pluripotent stem cell-based clinical trials.

For more information on the Translational Stem Cell Technologies Unit, please visit the Primate Center's website:


Responsibilities:Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision.

  • 30% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results

  • 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders

  • 15% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences

  • 15% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials

  • 5% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers

  • 5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports

  • 15% Provide primate pluripotent stem cell reprogramming support, including pluripotent cell culture, gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and downstream differentiation into multiple lineage types & characterization using flow cytometry, qPCR etc

  • 5% Provide support for recipients of pluripotent stem cell lines, including optimal cell handling techniques, media formulations, facilitating material transfer agreements, shipping reagents, etc

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:Diversity and Inclusion (http://diversity.wisc.edu/)



Bachelor's Degree

preferably in biological sciences


Relevant coursework or undergraduate laboratory experience in molecular genetics and cell culture, or molecular biology is required. At least two years of laboratory experience highly preferred but not required. Experience with mammalian cell culture highly desirable; pluripotent stem cell culture preferred. Must have experience with molecular biology techniques, such as qPCR, molecular cloning, and genome editing. Flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, and imaging experience highly desirable.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a team player able to work effectively with other research staff and students, as well as excel in sample management and record keeping. Therefore, well qualified applicants must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and experience with database navigation/management. Flexibility in scheduling (including occasional weekend hours) and working as part of a team is essential for success in this position. The successful candidate will need to also have accountability to complete work independently.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy:https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visithttps://covidresponse.wisc.edufor the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum$45,775 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

The 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.

*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.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click on the "Apply Now" button. Please submit a cover letter and current resume/CV highlighting your experience as it relates to this position, referencing PVL/Job Number 262176 in your application materials. Should you be selected as a finalist, you will be required to provide three professional references, including phone numbers.

Your resume and cover letter should include all relevant education and/or work experience as it relates to this position, where it was performed, and should specifically address your experience and proficiency level with molecular biology techniques. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants.


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Official Title:

Research Specialist(RE047)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 8 2022 Central Daylight Time

Applications Close: Jul 22 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

Job ID: 5583764496243322381

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