Project Appointment Student

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Milwaukee, WISCONSIN
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Position Description:


A Project Appointment-STUDENT (PA-STUDENT) classification is utilized for a foreign national who is at MCW as a student for the purposes of furthering his or her education. In order to qualify for this position, student status must be proven.

Attributes of a Project Appointment:

  • PA-STUDENTS are temporarily brought into an MCW laboratory because they desire to supplement their education, which they are primarily receiving at an institution other than MCW.

  • There is an established date of termination, and there is no expectation of continued or permanent employment.

  • The total duration of the Project Appointment cannot exceed four years.

Primary Functions

  • Design and perform laboratory procedures and experiments with minimal supervision.

  • perform patch clamp electrophysiological recordings from brain slices and immunohistochemistry and behavioral studies.

  • Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff.

  • Evaluate and interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, evaluate laboratory procedures.

  • Retrieve information from library and computerized databases; assist in preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

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

  • Maintain equipment, perform/supervise repairs, and update computer hardware and software.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Required knowledge: biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, documentation, records management, data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills

Skills and abilities: This will vary based on the hiring manager’s preferences and should include things that can be learned or trained for.


Minimum Required Education:               Must have student status at an accredited educational institution

Minimum Required Experience:             None

Preferred Education:                              Masters Degree

Preferred Experience:                            Pre-doctoral laboratory work

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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