Assistant Research Specialist-Metabolism


    Morgridge Institute for Research

    The Opportunity

    The Morgridge Institute for Research (MIR) seeks an assistant research specialist or a research specialist to support research projects within the Metabolism research focus area.  This position will be part of the Pagliarini research group and primary responsibilities will include:

    ·Manage and perform experiments in support of projects led by other laboratory members. Experiments include but are not limited to: protein purification and protein-based activity assays, molecular cloning, yeast genetic and growth assays, mammalian cell culture, immunoblotting, quantitative PCR, HPLC-based analyses, preparation of samples for mass spectrometry analyses, and other molecular biology and protein biochemistry-related experiments.

    ·Collaborate with project leaders to coordinate projects and troubleshoot issues. Assist others in lab regarding experimental design and related techniques.

    ·Help maintain and train staff on laboratory policies and procedures, oversee laboratory equipment needs, and coordinate building/property maintenance.

    ·Support the mission of the Morgridge Institute for Research by collaborating with scientists at the Institute, at the University of Wisconsin, and in the global research community.


    Candidate Requirements

    Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology or related field. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with laboratory research and training in protein biochemistry-related experimental techniques (e.g., protein purifications, enzyme assays, etc.) will be of particular interest to the search committee. 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 and possess good analytical skills.


    The Organization

    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 devices, metabolism, core computational technology and bioethics. For additional information please visit:


    To Apply:

    Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references, as one document via the online career portal at:


    The Morgridge Institute for Research promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment and offers competitive salary and benefits.

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