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Research Scientist I

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 5/18/22

Job Description

We’re looking for those individuals—the creative thinkers and innovation seekers—who are content with nothing short of changing the world. Discover the endless opportunities within the Medical College of Wisconsin and be inspired by the work we can do together to improve health, and make a positive, daily impact in our communities.

In the role of Research Scientist working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Research Scientist will supervise and independently perform studies to advance the goals of the principal investigator’s research projects. Perform experiments, analyze data and compile results and monitor quality control processes to ensure integrity of research. Support and develop lab-specific workflows including mouse surgery and tissue collection, molecular, cellular, and biochemical data analysis and data visualization, especially as they relate to immuno-oncology. The focus will be on translationally relevant questions and developing methods to validate the translational relevance of animal models in relation to clinical characteristics of disease. Collaborate with principal investigators and research staff across multiple departments and institutions to facilitate the design and conduct of high-impact work.

Responsibilities:

• Design and execute complex research procedures.

• Develop and perform routine and complex experimental protocols for research programs.

• Coordinate research study activities; lead, and manage multidisciplinary projects.

• Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring quality activities.

• Collaborate with principle investigators in determining study design and performing statistical analyses.

• Perform and develop routine and complex computational and database methods for implementation. May serve as primary statistician for area.

• Develop new methodologies for lab procedures.

• Maintain supplies, may negotiate with vendors, track purchase orders.

• Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, evaluate lab procedures.

• May oversee the work of laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction/delegation/prioritizing.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, preclinical animal models, molecular and cellular biology, research documentation, and records management.

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


Preferred Schedule:
Core Business Hours


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Required Education: PhD in a scientific field
  • Minimum Required Experience: No experience required
  • Preferred Education: PhD in life sciences (biology-related fields)
  • Preferred Experience: Flow cytometry, molecular and cell biology techniques (cell and tissue culture, Western blot, PCR, genome sequencing), animal husbandry, small animal handling, data science techniques such as data management and analysis in R or Python, especially as would apply to commonly utilized sequencing approaches and other big data projects.

Foundational knowledge of immunology, cancer, and statistics preferred.

  • Field: Immunology, cancer biology

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.


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.

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Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States