RESEARCH SPECIALIST

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Job posting number: #7119204

Posted: December 30, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
This is a Research Specialist position in the Immunology Service Unit of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC). The successful applicant will contribute to research investigating antibody and cell-mediated immune responses to viral pathogens, including the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and Zika virus. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited, to planning and performing immunologic assays for antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), virus neutralization, and T cell responses. Laboratory techniques will involve cell culture, lymphocyte isolation from peripheral blood and tissues, flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and DNA sequencing. Additional duties will include data analysis, maintaining a complete and well organized laboratory notebook, contributing to general lab maintenance, and training new personnel. BL-3 training and certification will be completed upon hire.

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.
60% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
5% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
10% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
10% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
10% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
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

EDUCATION:
Required
Bachelor's Degree
in biological science, cell biology, immunology, or relatable field

QUALIFICATIONS:
Although previous non-classroom laboratory experience is preferred, recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong background in immunology, virology or molecular biology with previous cell culture and/or flow cytometry experience. Excellent communication skills, mature work habits, a desire to learn, and the ability to work independently in a team environment are expected.

WORK TYPE:
Full Time: 100%

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




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