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Research Specialist - Cytogenetics

Location US-WI-Madison
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The Organization

WiCell serves stem cell researchers around the world by providing high quality stem cell products and services with unsurpassed customer service. WiCell strives to make a positive difference in research that will ultimately provide cures and improve the human condition. To accomplish this, WiCell has a team of enthusiastic, passionate people who share purpose, values and goals that promote an environment emphasizing professionalism, respect and communication.  The organization offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary team, state-of-the-art facilities, mentorship, and a strong partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position offers the chance to join a growing organization focused on providing professional growth opportunities for our team members, and putting you in the best position to have a meaningful role in supporting stem cell research worldwide. For additional information about WiCell please visit: www.wicell.org   

The Opportunity

The Research Specialist will provide technical services and other related responsibilities within the WiCell Cytogenetics Lab. This will include performing laboratory techniques, including but not limited to metaphase chromosome preparations, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), PCR, and culture of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines and related cell lines.


The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related science and a minimum of one year of laboratory experience. Experience in sterile culture techniques and G-banded chromosome preparation is highly preferred.  Preferred experience also includes experience in culturing human pluripotent stem cells. In addition, the candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others in a laboratory setting. The ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and demonstrate high degree of accuracy, reliability and responsibility is essential.


Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV online as one document within the career portal.


WiCell promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment and offers competitive pay and benefits.


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