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Research Scientist I
  • Requisition ID #: 33054
  • Job Category: Research
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Experienced (non-manager)
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Curative Care Network
  • Department: Physiology
  • Education: Doctorate Degree

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Position Description:

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

As a Research Scientist I, you will independently conduct data curation including data acquisition and analysis for research projects whose focus is to provide comprehensive disease, clinical and physiological data to diverse research communities. Extract relevant information from published journal articles, research laboratories, and databases and integrates this information with existing data. Develop content for web-based clinical and research resources. Facilitate data transfer by interacting with research laboratories and works with the bioinformatics team to develop data analysis tools, data pipelines, and database and interface design.


  • Performs data acquisition and analysis, including identifying relevant sources of information, extracting clinical, disease, physiological and genetic information from text sources such as published literature and clinical records as well as web-based and other sources.
  • Develops content for web-based research resources.
  • Assists in creating data standards through the development and implementation of vocabularies and ontologies.
  • Works with programmers and other curators to develop new and existing data analysis tools, database design, and web interfaces.
  • Assists in creating workshops, presentations, and educational materials.

Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of biological sciences and requires excellent oral and written communication skills in English; strong critical thinking, independent problem solving and attentiveness to detail are required. The candidate will exhibit competence with MS Office software, familiarity with the use of public sequence, model organism or disease databases, as well as familiarity with standardized vocabularies and ontologies. A general understanding of databases and manipulation of data is desirable for success in this role.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have strong interpersonal communication skills. The individual in this position is part of a group working on the development and use of genomic, genetic and phenotype data applications, processes and pipelines and so should be able to work well in a team environment with other with diverse scientific backgrounds.

Preferred Schedule:
Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; possible night & weekend hours

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis.

Minimum education: PhD in molecular biology, physiology, genetics, biological or health sciences
Minimum experience: No minimum experience required

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred experience: Expertise using public genomic or disease data resources and software tools, data acquisition, integration or standardization; clinical, laboratory or informatics experience.


Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave

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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community. For more information, please visit our institutional website at

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.