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Research Technologist I - Pediatric Rheumatology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 6/28/22

Job Description

Position 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 Research Technologist I working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Research Technologist provide support for department research through projects, maintenance and communication of data, and execution of laboratory experiments on mice.


  • Carry out experimental designs for research projects and perform routine experiments.
  • Record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results.
  • Perform animal work related to small animals (mice) including harvesting organs, dissection and euthanizing.
  • Support the gnotobiotic (germ-free) mouse facility with the BRC. This may include animal husbandry pertaining to germ-free animals, prepping supplies, developing and performing experimental design, and microbial testing.
  • Manage animal protocols for the program.
  • Organize and maintain mouse colony, including weaning responsibilities.
  • Assist with the evaluation, interpretation and assessment of experimental data and quality control of assays.
  • Participate in meetings with principal investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data as needed.
  • Carry out assigned duties for ordering and maintaining supply of inventories.
  • Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment used in research.
  • Prepare media and maintain cells by various culturing in techniques.
  • Oversee daily lab operation in the absence of the supervisor or Principle Investigator.
  • PCR, pipetting, flow cytometry and other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management.

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

Preferred Schedule:
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Appropriate experience be substituted on equivalent basis for education.

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field

Minimum Required Experience: No experience required

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry


  • 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.

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MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States