RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - BIOLOGY OF AGING

University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI

ID: 7069500
Posted: September 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will support the Konopka Lab, led by Dr. Adam Konopka. Dr. Konopka's research focuses on the biology and metabolism of the aging musculoskeletal system. The Konopka Lab uses healthspan extending treatments as tools to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that delay the onset or slow the progression of age-related osteoarthritis, skeletal muscle loss and insulin resistance.

The School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology have a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in 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.

POSITION DUTIES:
List of Duties

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

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Bachelor's degree in a scientific field is required. Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Pathology, or other biological science is preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Experience with musculoskeletal cell culture (e.g., myoblasts/tubes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, etc.) required.
- Experience with management of animal husbandry, genotyping, and tissue harvest/dissection is required. Experience with animal surgery is preferred.
- Proficiency with sample preparation and execution of laboratory techniques (qPCR, RNAseq, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, histology, fluorometry/luciferase assays, cell and mitochondrial respiration, and/or redox assays) required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Experience with in vitro and in vivo molecular biology techniques (siRNA, Crisper-Cas9, or CRE-LoxP) preferred.



 

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