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Recruitment of Research Technologist

The stem cell & cancer research lab directed by Dr. Yu-Chieh (Jack) Wang in the Department of Dermatology and Cancer Center is seeking a motivated and dedicated member to join our team at the Medical College of Wisconsin. We are recruiting for a position of Research Technologist II.


Supported by American Cancer Society, a primary focus in the Wang lab is to understand how the regulation of protein glycosylation is involved in cell fate decision and the physiopathological development of human cells. Using an integrated approach including human pluripotent stem cell, organoid formation, gene editing, cancer biology, pharmacology and systems biology techniques, we are studying 1) melanoma progression and 2) neurodevelopmental defects due to the dysregulation of glycoenzymes. In addition, we have strong interest in developing pharmacological tools that target specific glycosyltransferases and glycosidases for research and clinical applications.  


Key responsibilities for the successful candidate include:

• Carry out routine and complex experiments.

• Monitor inventory and order lab supplies; carry out assigned duties for ordering, maintaining supply of inventory.

• Support live animal surgery and other relevant animal experiments when needed.

• Oversee daily lab operation in the absence of the supervisor or Principle Investigator.

• Assist in development and implementation of research protocols.

• Record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results.

• Help evaluate, interpret, and assess 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.

• Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment used in research

Minimum Qualifications:

Highly motivated candidates with a Bachelor's degree or above in stem cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, glycobiology or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Experience and expertise in cell and molecular biology (human pluripotent stem cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing, gene cloning), glycobiology, cancer biology, and/or neurodevelopmental biology is highly desired. Having experience in computational analysis for a large data set (e.g., RNAseq or gene expression array data) is a big plus but not required. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to perform independent thinking, communicate well in writing and speaking, have strong skills in data organization, give great attention to details, and be able to excel in a team-oriented environment.  


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires a strong commitment to the projects and certain flexibility to work after regular hours (e.g., evenings and weekends), but it offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research in an intellectually stimulating environment using state-of-the-art facilities. We will also offer a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience to the successful candidate. Interested applicants can find more information and submit their applications at (Requisition ID# 27459)