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Research Program Coordinator III - Pediatric Rheumatology
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Description:


Work independently under the administrative direction of the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) to coordinate the day-to-day administrative and scientific activities of the CRI. Provide direction and guidance to team members (investigators, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff) to facilitate the achievement of the CRI’s goals.

Primary Functions

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and institutional policies.
  • Coordinate the development of program materials including educational materials, iLab schedules, websites, forms, and reports.
  • Work with Program Director to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive databases and files related to the research activity that utilizes shared services, including the use of shared instruments and cores.
  • Work with the CRI CSO to support and train users of CRI shared services, including 10X genomics (scRNAseq), flow cytometry and cell sorting, and scanning laser microscopy.
  • Develop and manage the operational budget for certain shared instruments, service contracts and items related to building maintenance.
  • Maintain/repair water purification systems and other instruments owned and operated by the CRI for the benefit of investigators.
  • Responsible for supervision of the program staff including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training and development and performance evaluation of staff in the glass washing/autoclave facility.
  • Schedule people and material resources.
  • Maintain availability for consultation and on-site evaluation of issues related to building safety, electrical outages, equipment failure, and system-wide failures that affect integrity of the CRI research programs.
  • Coordinate and manage program outreach activities including acting as a liaison with principle investigators, campus-based centers and with departments.
  • Collect, analyze, and disseminate program data. Report program data and progress to program stakeholders.
  • Participate on appropriate committees relevant to the advancement of the program and the profession.
  • Participate in the development of program resources through literature searches, contact with outside programs, and review and solicitation of funding opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Schedule:
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.

Position Requirements:


Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Required Experience: 5 years

Preferred Experience: 10 years working as a Research Technologist and/or Research Program Coordinator

Field: Molecular Biology

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Knowledge of scientific techniques, advanced scientific technical skills, business and budget management ability, consultation experience, project management and cultural awareness. Customer focus, building trust, communication, critical thinking, and influencing skills.

About MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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