The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Morgridge Institute serves as a collaborative hub for investigators across UW-Madison to work together on fundamental biomedical questions, and engages more than 30,000 community members annually in scientific programming. The organization offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas, state-of-the-art facilities, and mentorship by groundbreaking science leaders. Research focus areas include regenerative biology and bioinformatics, virology, medical engineering, metabolism, core computational technology and bioethics.
The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a research specialist to support research projects and day-to-day operations of the Skala Lab within the Medical Engineering research focus area. The Skala lab is a new research lab within the Morgridge Institute. The lab collaborates with UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering to develop new methods to understand and combat cancer using photonics-based technologies and is particularly interested in developing personalized cancer treatment strategies, and in developing more effective cancer therapies. The Research Specialist will be responsible for cell culture and animal handling, help with imaging experiments, as well as enforce biosafety, animal and human research regulations and guidelines. This position will also assist with supporting grant applications.
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in biology, biomedical engineering or related field. Graduate training in engineering or biological sciences is preferred. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with laboratory research, maintaining equipment, cell culture, and mentorship. Candidates must have strong writing and communication skills, ability to work well with others, be highly responsible and organized, work both independently and within a dynamic research team.
Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document via the online career portal.