The Mohr lab at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly motivated Research Specialist to help define long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in a macaque model of congenital Zika virus infection. Our translational laboratory focuses on defining the neuropathogenesis of congenital Zika virus infection using a macaque model. We study infant macaque hearing, vision, brain structure and brain histology following Zika infection during pregnancy. We associate these quantitative infant exam findings with developmental tests to identify early predictors of deficits.
This Research Specialist will organize macaque studies, from pregnancy through juvenile years, and coordinate with multiple collaborators on visual, hearing, developmental and brain imaging assessments. This Research Specialist will process blood specimens from these animals, organize data, and develop figures for presentation. Teamwork and diversity are essential in our lab group. Visit our website to learn more about our lab group: https://mohrlab.pediatrics.wisc.edu/.
We offer a collegial, nurturing lab group whose mission is to train the next generation of diverse scientists in translational research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end 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.
Experience with processing blood into serum, plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is required. Previous lab technician experience is preferred. Previous work with an animal model is also preferred.
The individual will be expected to be highly motivated to generate and analyze data, and function efficiently, independently, and in a skilled team and cooperatively with the principal investigator. Prefix assignment will be determined by years of relevant work experience.
Effective oral and written communication skills in English, independent problem solving and analytical skills, attention to detail and organization, and an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach required.
Visit our lab website at https://mohrlab.pediatrics.wisc.edu/ to learn more about our group.