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Research Associate I - Pediatric Cardiology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 9/25/21

Job Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

In the role of a Research Associate I working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are seeking a highly motivated, team player that under minimal supervision, can use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures within the cardiovascular research field to perform complex scientific research.

This position is within the lab of Dr. Joy Lincoln at The Herma Heart Institute. The lab’s focus is understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of congenital heart disease using state of the art technologies and innovative model systems. The successful applicant will be embedded within the Child Health Research Enterprise at MCW and provided the opportunity to explore a career in research by interacting with researchers, physicians, and administrators.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and perform lab procedures and experiments with minimal supervision. This includes working towards an independent research project, as well as supporting collaborative lab initiatives.
  • Support mouse colony breeding and maintenance.
  • Working closely with discovery science researchers, physicians and administrators within the Herma Heart Institute
  • Manage and operate lab equipment.
  • Train new employees in lab procedures.
  • Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, evaluate lab procedures.
  • Retrieve information from library and computerized databases; assist in preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
  • Introduce new techniques in lab.
  • Maintain supplies, may negotiate with vendors, track purchase orders.
  • Maintain equipment, perform/supervise repairs and update computer hardware and software.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Schedule:
M-F 8-5pm Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs


Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of biology (cellular and molecular), mathematics, documentation, records management, and experience with animal and cell culture models is preferred.

Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills.

Specifications

Minimum Required Education: Master’s degree

Minimum Required Experience: No experience required/prefer experience working with mice

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

For a full list of positions see: www.mcw.edu/careers

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


About MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States