Senior Research Technologist - 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 or tests to contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the research project(s).


  • In collaboration with Principal Investigator develops, improves, and implements laboratory techniques and performs complex experiments or tests to contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the research project(s) including clear and complete records of all experimental work.
  • 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 and/or may have supervisory or administrative capacities within the laboratory group
  • 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


  • 4-6 years relevant research laboratory experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain the theoretical basis of the work performed. required
  • Ability to perform research procedures independently. required
  • Demonstrated ability in research laboratory techniques. required
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills. 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
  • Previous supervisory experience, or a proven track record of progressively increasing levels of pertinent administrative experience in a laboratory setting. preferred


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