Research Scientist I - 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 and elucidates scientific aims, experimental design and execution. A Research Scientist I is equivalent to the Research Assistant Professor position at many universities.


  • With direction from PI, assists in designing goal-oriented, hypothesis driven research program(s)
  • Takes advantage of opportunities to apply for local or national grants as applicable to fund relevant research
  • Experimental work and data analyses
  • Maintains an active scientific publication and presentation record based on individual and PI's research. Minimum of one high impact in addition to multiple publications.
  • Provides direction and/or supervise research technologists, pre- and postdoctoral trainees.
  • Actively contributes to the scientific community in the Blood Research Institute
  • 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



  • PhD PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in related scientific area required


  • 1-3 years postdoctoral experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to independently apply understanding of scientific theory to the structure and execution of research experiments. required
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain the theoretical basis of the work performed. required
  • Ability to perform research procedures independently. required
  • Immediate proficiency in basic and sophisticated tests and procedures required in the scientific field. required
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and problem solving skills. required
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability. required
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines. required
  • Ability to supervise, coordinate and plan the work of several individuals involved in a project. required


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