Research Technologist II - Doerfler Lab

Job Locations US-WI-Wauwatosa
Research and Development
Position Type
Full Time


Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. We are home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute, we enable life saving gifts from our donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through our diagnostic laboratories. Versiti brings together outstanding minds with unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, and medical and scientific expertise. This combination of skill and knowledge results in improved patient outcomes, higher quality services and reduced cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, hospital systems, research and educational institutions, and other health care providers. At Versiti, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

Position Summary

Develops, improves, and implements laboratory techniques and performs complex experiments and/or tests to contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the research project(s).


  • Works with Principal Investigator to plan, structure, and execute research experiments
  • Troubleshoots assays and customizes experimental tools to answer research questions.
  • Coordinates external and internal resources necessary for completion of research plan.
  • May provide direction to laboratory group and trainees.
  • Generates clear and complete records of experimental work.
  • Participates in publication and presentation of research.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned to technically support scientific projects in the lab and other tasks that are assigned by Principal Investigator
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification
  • Understands and performs in accordance with all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Complies with all standard operating policies and procedures



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry or equivalent scientific discipline required
  • Master's Degree preferred


  • 1-3 years relevant research or medical laboratory experience beyond receipt of degree. required
  • 4-6 years relevant research or medical laboratory experience beyond receipt of degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical basis of work being performed required
  • Ability to perform research procedures independently required
  • Demonstrated ability in research laboratory techniques required
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability required
  • Excellent problem solving skills required
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively required
  • Effective organizational and communication skills required

Tools and Technology

  • Specialized research equipment required
  • Personal computer required


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