Assistant Scientist Wanted In Madison

Published 2017-12-20
Expires 2019-06-18
ID #10938
Assistant Scientist Wanted In Madison
United-states, Wisconsin, Madison,
Published December 20, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Assistant scientist

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Job no:  92969-AS
Work type:  Staff-Full Time
Department:  OVCRGE/GLBRC
Location:  Madison
Applications Open:
  Central Standard Time
Position Vacancy ID:
FTE:  100%
Advertised Salary:  Minimum $47,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Employment Class
Academic Staff-Renewable

Hiring Department

Anticipated Begin Date
JANUARY 04, 2018

This is a renewable appointment.

Degree and area of specialization
This position requires a PhD degree in genetics, microbiology, biology, botany, or
a relevant field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience
This position requires at least five years of
laboratory research experience in molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, or biotechnology. At least one
year of this experience must directly involve bioengineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae and at least one other yeast species. The candidate
must have experience and proficiency in the following techniques: PCR; primer design; DNA, RNA, and protein purification; Sanger sequencing;
molecular cloning; plasmid design and construction; CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering; and BLAST.

The ideal candidate will have a strong collaborative publication record, experience mentoring undergraduates, Illumina sequencing, and
experience engineering yeasts to produce specialty biofuels from bioenergy crops.

Effective teamwork and documentation skills are essential. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, and email programs is

License or Certificate

Position Summary
The successful candidate will work in the Hittinger Lab ( as part of
the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (, one of four centers funded by the US Department of Energy to perform basic research
to understand and overcome the challenges of producing specialty biofuels from bioenergy crops. The successful candidate will collaborate
with other researchers in the lab and center to apply evolutionary and synthetic biology approaches to mine yeast biodiversity for
bioengineering solutions.

Additional Information
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is one of four Department of Energy centers
established to conduct fundamental, genomics-based research on microbial and plant systems required to realize the national need for
low-cost biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin with collaborators at Michigan State University and other universities
and national labs.

Emily Hickey
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Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, the following materials are required:

  • Cover letter
    describing interest in position and alignment with career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Names and contact information
    for three references
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NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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