RESEARCH SPECIALIST

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

ID: 7074144
Posted: January 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading medical research program run by Dr. David O'Connor. More information on Dr. O'Connor's research program can be found at http://labs.pathology.wisc.edu/oconnor.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has 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 required in immunology, virology, microbiology or related field.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor's degree with two years lab experience or a Master's degree is preferred. Applicant must understand complex concepts of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and virology. The successful applicant is expected to perform literature reviews and assimilate new knowledge in topics pertaining to their research. Experience in isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells and working with tissue and cell culture is desired. A working knowledge of "universal precautions" and aseptic techniques is required.The ability to multitask, learn new tasks, and organize many types of data from multiple projects accurately is required. Experience with SQL or similar software to run data queries is strongly desired. Familiarity with basic web authoring such as HTML, CSS, or JavaScript and/or experience with visualization and plotting tools such as Python or R is preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Working with the Zika virus and clinical samples that contain viruses is an essential function of this position. UW-Madison complies with all applicable health and safety regulations. Nevertheless, working with pathogens poses health risks. Adults infected with Zika virus can experience negative health consequences. Individuals, both men and women, can transmit Zika to their offspring through semen, gestation, and breastmilk, which can cause birth and developmental defects. Applicants are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about risks. UW-Madison will provide necessary personal protective equipment, but a successful candidate must be willing to work with the Zika virus despite the aforementioned known risks.



 

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