Research Associate I - Pediatric Infectious Disease

Updated: 6 days ago
Location: Milwaukee, WISCONSIN

Position Description:


Under minimal supervision, use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to perform complex scientific research.

Primary Functions

  • Design and perform lab procedures and experiments with minimal supervision.
  • 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.
  • Manage and maintain a repository of viruses, grow additional viruses in tissue culture.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Position Requirements:

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

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

Knowledge of virus culture.

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


Minimum Required Education:               Master’s degree

Minimum Required Experience:             No experience required

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.

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