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Research Specialist- Medical Engineering

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The Organization

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Morgridge Institute serves as a collaborative hub for investigators across UW-Madison to work together on fundamental biomedical questions, and engages more than 30,000 community members annually in scientific programming. The organization offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas, state-of-the-art facilities, and mentorship by groundbreaking science leaders. Research focus areas include regenerative biology and bioinformatics, virology, medical engineering, metabolism, core computational technology and bioethics. For additional information please visit:

The Opportunity

The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a research specialist to assist with managing the day-to-day operation of the Huisken laboratory within the Medical Engineering research focus area. The Research Specialist will be responsible for preparation of media and specimens for microscopy, maintenance of lab equipment, animal handling, and management of biosafety, animal, and human research protocols. The research specialist will also assist with ordering supplies, reconciling budgets, scheduling meetings, and supporting grant applications.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, biomedical sciences or a related field. Graduate training in engineering or biological sciences is preferred.  The ideal candidate will have direct experience managing the day-to-day operations of the lab, including ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, overseeing lab safety/bio-safety record keeping and supervising research staff. Candidates must have strong writing and communication skills, ability to work well with others, be highly responsible and organized, and work both independently and within a dynamic research team.


To Apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document via the online career portal.


The Morgridge Institute for Research promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment and offers competitive salary and benefits.


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