Lab Coordinator

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and biomedical imaging. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.


The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for working with the Differentiation team performing various vascular regenerative biology studies within the Morgridge Institute for Research. The position is dependent on funding and is slated to end May 30, 2023 but could be extended depending on funds and project progress.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform cell culture experiments including genome editing experiments and pluripotent stem cell differentiation
  • Perform characterization experiments including flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, imaging, PCR and qPCR
  • Provide technical support to Associate Scientist working on preclinical vascular project.
  • Maintain cell culture system quality control including: media, matrices, and growth factors
  • Execute techniques and contribute to experiment optimization or trouble-shooting
  • Perform animal experiments including injections and euthanasia
  • Maintain various pieces of shared lab equipment
  • Supervise undergraduate student performing lab maintenance
  • Oversee supply inventory and ordering
  • Attend lab meetings, and other meetings as required
  • Provide assistance with other projects, and perform other duties, as necessary, to support the overall mission and goals of the Morgridge Institute for Research


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary duties.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology is required
  • At least 2 years of experience in biomedical research
  • Experience in sterile cell culture techniques is desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong ability to exercise independent judgment with minimal direction
  • Ability to maintain human pluripotent stem cell lines
  • Demonstrated mastery of some experimental techniques (PCR, transfection, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with and train others in a focused laboratory setting

In order to insure the safety of our workplace, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless an exemption is granted for medical, disability or religious reasons.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the link below.

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