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Student Research Assistant

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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 an undergraduate research assistant for the Skala Lab within the Medical Engineering research focus area. The Skala lab is a new research lab within the Morgridge Institute. The lab collaborates with UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering to develop new methods to understand and combat cancer using photonics-based technologies and is particularly interested in developing personalized cancer treatment strategies, and in developing more effective cancer therapies. The Undergraduate Research Assistant will assist and take on projects that include but are not limited to the following tasks: maintaining cell lines for experiments, conducting independent and assisting with imaging experiments, completing image analysis, assisting with laboratory maintenance.  


Candidates should be working towards a Biomedical Engineering or Biology undergraduate degree and have an interest in conducting research related to biology and optics. Candidates should have good communication skills, ability to work well with others, be responsible and organized, work both independently and within a dynamic research team. Candidates should be able to dedicate 10-15 hours a week in the laboratory. Prior experience with cell culture and/or microscopy is highly desired.


To Apply:


Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the online career portal. To ensure consideration applicants should apply by November 15, 2017.


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


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