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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in biology or other biomedical science (preferably cell biology, skeletal muscle biology, bioengineering or related field). This individual should have a strong background designing and conducting biochemical and molecular biological experiments as well as considerable experience with basic techniques such as cell culture, immunostaining, RT-qPCR and/or cell sorting.

Job Duties: The applicant will work on our funded research projects for tissue engineering of skeletal muscle and tendon using human and animal stem cells. The major goals of these projects are to create induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived progenitor cells and evaluate their utility for in vitro tissue modeling and in vivo regenerative therapy in muscle and tendon injuries. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, performing biochemical and molecular biology studies (such as Western blot, total RNA isolation, RT-qPCR), immunohistochemistry, manipulations of fluorescent and confocal microscopes, cell sorting, and cell/tissue culture using human and animal stem cells (iPSCs and adult stem cells).

Begin Date: 04/01/2021 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760 (NIH Postdoc Rate for years of experience)

Contact
Dr. Masatoshi Suzuki
masatoshi.suzuki@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing Apr 15 2021

Requirements: Recent (within 2 years) earned PhD or equivalent research doctorate in Nursing or closely related field. Strong background (practice or research) in the care of patients with changes in memory or thinking, like dementia, required. A firm commitment to an independent research career and strong potential to develop into an independent investigator with a funded program of research is required.

Job Duties: By joining Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi's team during your transition from PhD training to an independent investigator role, you will have support to: Advance ongoing social and behavioral research to promote effective, meaningful and equitable care for people living with and at risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; Develop, conduct and manage their own independent research including submitting a research proposal; Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and participate in research seminars and professional development workshops. H1B and other visa holders are not eligible for this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

Begin Date: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000

Contact
Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi
algilmore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology June 2021

Requirements: - PhD in life sciences (Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent Degree). - Knowledge of fungal (preferred)/bacterial (acceptable) secondary metabolism, metabolites extraction, analytical chemistry. - Knowledge of basic statistics and multivariate data analysis. - Work experience of NMR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry. - Work experience of isolation and identification of natural products. - Work experience with standard microbiology techniques. - Work experience in bioinformatics analysis and genome mining. - Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills. - Strong ability to work in a team.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will be working in multidisciplinary projects investigating fungal secondary metabolism. The research program aims at chemical profiling and identification of bioactive metabolites from different fungi. The postdoctoral researcher will be working in a leading group in the regulation of fungal metabolism and will perform the metabolomics investigation of different fungal species, the lab is equipped with analytical/preparative HPLC-PDA and UHPLC-HRMS (Orbitrap), and has access to the NMRS facilities in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The postdoctoral researcher will have some expertise in bioinformatics analysis and genome mining. The candidate will have basic fungal (preferred) or bacterial microbiology experience, and although desired, training in molecular techniques can be provided.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Nancy Keller
npkeller@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Radiology Apr 30 2021

Requirements: A recent PhD graduate interested in studying artificial intelligence applications in medical imaging. Preference will be given to applicants with graduate work in medical physics, electrical/biomedical engineering, computer science, or related fields and who have experience in image processing and artificial intelligence.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral opportunity is available in the Departments of Radiology & Medical Physics for a highly motivated PhD graduate. This position will engage in the development of artificial intelligence/deep learning models for medical imaging applications in the abdomen/pelvis. The writing of technical reports and publications is required. Experience with Python, TensorFlow, Jupyter notebooks, etc. is preferred. This position directly reports to Dr. Andrew Wentland, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research projects. Please send applications to Dr. Wentland at alwentland@wisc.edu. Applicants should include a cover letter and CV as well as at least two references with names and contact information.

Begin Date: May 15, 2021 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Andrew Wentland, MD, PhD
alwentland@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Bacteriology May 1 2021

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Pathology, Plant Molecular, and Cellular Biology, or related fields is required. The successful candidate will have co-authored one or more peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals in fundamental plant sciences or microbiology and will be an expert in plant molecular and cellular biology. Candidates with experience in flavonoid and strigolactone synthesis and more action are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment are essential.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position (up to four years) is available in the Ané lab in the departments of Bacteriology and Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The postdoctoral researcher will study interactions between flavonoids, strigolactones, and the maize microbiome. The postdoctoral researcher mentored directly by Dr. Jean-Michel Ané will test hypotheses in maize (Zea mays) and its associated microbes, including fungi and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. less than four years ago.

Begin Date: June 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000

Contact
Jean-Michel Ané
jeanmichel.ane@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Entomology Apr 2 2021

Requirements: Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or a related field with demonstrated experience in chemical ecology as well as on farm field research. Demonstrated record in writing peer-reviewed publications, being comfortable working independently and with grower-cooperators, and supervising undergraduate students is expected. Funding is available for 1.5 years with the possibility to extend based on performance and funding.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at UW–Madison to study behavioral management and chemical ecology to refine management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The postdoctoral researcher will assess mass trapping and refine implementation of this management strategy for social wasps in commercial vineyards. Another project will focus on determining the use of an aggregation pheromone by Systena frontalis (red-headed flea beetle), an emerging pest in cranberry systems. We are looking for a motivated and flexible researcher who will be able to manage these two projects and balance field work with laboratory assays. The researcher is expected to lead these two projects and to develop methods to identify the aggregation pheromone for the flea beetle. The researcher will be responsible for supervising undergraduate students, designing and conducting the research, analyzing the data, and reporting results in peer-reviewed publications. The position will be at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the Department of Entomology in the Guedot's Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory UW–Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. The Guedot lab is committed to recruiting, supporting, and mentoring members of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Deadline for application: For full consideration, submit applications by April 2, 2021 (applications will be accepted until position is filled). Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2021. To apply: Interested applicants should submit a statement of research interests and experience, current CV, contact information for three references, and copies of three recent publications to Christelle Guedot at guedot@wisc.edu. For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Christelle Guedot at guedot@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: June 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000

Contact
Christelle Guedot
guedot@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine Dec 31 2021

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular Pharmacology, Physiology or closely related field. Essential requirements for the candidate include graduate level training in cardiac electrophysiology. Familiarity with cardiac ion channels, voltage clamp and/or optical mapping is highly desirable. This individual should also have a good background in molecular and cellular biology techniques. Experience with cell culture and preferably hiPS-CMs is an added competitive skill. Animal handling is not necessary but experience with transgenic models is a plus.

Job Duties: The Research Associate (Postdoc) will work on NIH funded research projects in Dr. Eckhardt's lab, which focuses on the cellular mechanisms of inherited and acquired arrhythmia syndromes. The position requires the ability to design research methodologies and perform the research with critical thinking and ability to identify problems and barriers. Techniques required include an in-depth understanding as well as performance with voltage and current clamp experiments with a variety of cell types including myocytes and cell line preparations. The postdoc will be involved in several projects that are both independent and synergistic with other collaborative tissue engineering initiatives on campus and are likely to include cellular optical mapping. Experiments will entail the use of advanced gene editing techniques, standard immunocytochemical detection assays, confocal imaging and analysis, biomaterials, and standard gene expression assays including quantitative PCR and next-generation RNA sequencing. The postdoc will be expected to conduct complex experiments, statistical analysis, interpret findings considering contemporary literature, and write up results for presentations, publications, and patents. Additionally, the Research Associate will assist with training and supervision of student research associated with parent grant projects. Fluency with molecular biological techniques is important. Duties will include supervising research specialists and undergraduate students. The candidate must be able to analyze and discuss the research performed as well as assist with manuscript preparation and grant proposals. The successful candidate will also be independent with the ability to identify research problems and pursue research projects independently and have excellent communication skills. Applications can be sent to Mr. Martin Lea (mrlea@medicine.wisc.edu) or directly to Dr. Eckhardt (lle@medicine.wisc.edu). Letter of reference, CV and letter of interest should be included in the application.

Begin Date: Flexible; earliest May 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Standard Stipend Level

Contact
Martin Lea
mrlea@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgical Sciences Apr 16 2021

Requirements: A candidate with a PhD in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a similar field, with experience in mechanical testing and finite element analysis is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop expertise in whole bone testing and finite element analysis and will work with other team members to analyze and report results. The candidate will be co-supervised by a veterinary clinician-scientist and an engineer, and will form part of an interdisciplinary team. The project is funded through the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Applications for the position should include a CV, cover letter stating research background and interests, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position in mechanical testing and finite element modeling is available in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (School of Veterinary Medicine) and the Henak Laboratory (College of Engineering) at UW–Madison. The long-term goal of this research project is to reduce serious injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses, many of which result in euthanasia, by leveraging the recent development of standing CT for horses via Asto CT. The short-range goals, which the postdoc will accomplish with the research team, are to understand micromotion in lesions in the equine fetlock bone and use a finite element model to identify third metacarpal/metatarsal bones with imminent risk of articular stress fracture (condylar fracture).

Begin Date: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: TBD

Contact
Corinne Henak, PhD
chenak@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Apr 30 2021

Requirements: The candidate must have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual and a team player. Priority will be given to applicants with a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications and excellent communication skills. Working with pathogens, including the Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2, is an essential function of this position. UW–Madison complies with all applicable health and safety regulations. Nevertheless, working with pathogens poses health risks. Adults infected with Yellow Fever and/or SARS-CoV-2 can experience negative health consequences. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Applicants are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about risks. UW–Madison will provide necessary personal protective equipment, but a successful candidate must be willing to work with Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2 despite the aforementioned known risks. Yellow Fever vaccination is strongly recommended for individuals working in this position. COVID-19 vaccination, when available, is also strongly recommended for individuals working in this position.

Job Duties: This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing laboratory. Dr. Adam Bailey's laboratory focuses on making meaningful contributions to the fight against global infectious diseases. This includes using patient data and patient specimens to study the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in humans; developing new animal models to explore the pathophysiology of viral diseases; using animal models to evaluate new therapeutics and vaccines; utilizing in vitro technologies and high-throughput screens to investigate molecular mechanisms governing host-pathogen interactions; and developing new tools for the diagnosis of emerging infectious diseases. Current projects focus on a variety of areas including the mechanistic basis of hemorrhage in viral hemorrhagic fever; host factors governing yellow fever virus tropism and pathogenesis; virus discovery; and characterization of the immune evasion mechanisms of several RNA viruses. Providing a culture of curiosity, creativity, respect, and rigor in which the next generation of scientists can maximize their learning potential is also a critical component of the Bailey Lab's mission. -This position will, assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures. -Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols. -Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences. Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities. -Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding.

Begin Date: 7/1/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Dr. Adam Bailey
albailey@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences Until Filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Neuroscience, Developmental, Cell or Molecular Biology or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have a solid background in developmental biology or toxicology. Experience in neurosciences or immunology would be highly beneficial. Desirable technical skills include mouse handling, cell or tissue culture experience, tissue preparation and staining for histological analyses.

Job Duties: The lab of Kimberly Keil Stietz in the Comparative Biosciences Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research associate. The project will focus on understanding effects of developmental exposure to environmental contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), on the function of the lower urinary tract. This project is multidisciplinary, examining effects of these chemicals on the brain, peripheral nervous system and the bladder using in vivo mouse models as well as in vitro systems. The position will involve managing mouse colonies and dosing studies, dissection of tissues for cellular and molecular assays such as qPCR or for histology, planning experiments, collecting and analyzing data, preparation of manuscripts, reporting research results, and presenting research at conferences. This position will be 12 calendar months. The job will require about 40 hours per week including occasional night and weekend work. Preference will be given to motivated applicants who are eager to intellectually engage and take ownership of their work. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter stating research interest and experience, a current resume/C.V., and the contact information for three references to Kimberly Keil Stietz at kkeil@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: asap, Spring 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Postdoctoral scale

Contact
Kimberly Keil Stietz
kkeil@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry - Ntambi Laboratory July 15 2021

Requirements: The Ntambi lab is recruiting for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biochemistry. A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology or related field is required. Understanding basic principles of genetic regulation lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. To be considered for this position, please include a CV outlining research experience in an email to biochem_hr@g-groups.wisc.edu.

Job Duties: This is a one-year postdoctoral position in the Ntambi lab. Our laboratory combines metabolic research with current approaches of genetics, metabolomics, lipidomics and mouse gene knockout technology to unravel to unravel the physiological role of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase genes in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in health and disease. A successful applicant will contribute to research and general laboratory maintenance. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: -maintaining and managing a mouse colony -design and conduct experiments rigorously and independently, -have strong scientific writing skills, -assist in mentoring junior lab members, -excel in time and workload management, -possess motivation to conduct interdisciplinary wet lab research, -possess demonstrated ability to contribute to peer-reviewed journals -apply expertise in qPCR, ELISA, Gas Chromatography, western blotting, genotyping -maintaining records.

Begin Date: Earliest May 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Standard

Contact
Bre Sinotte Wang
biochem_hr@g-groups.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Apr 30 2021

Requirements: This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing laboratory. PhD in Biology, Immunology, Virology or a related discipline is required. Dr. Adam Bailey's laboratory focuses on making meaningful contributions to the fight against global infectious diseases. This includes using patient data and patient specimens to study the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in humans; developing new animal models to explore the pathophysiology of viral diseases; using animal models to evaluate new therapeutics and vaccines; utilizing in vitro technologies and high-throughput screens to investigate molecular mechanisms governing host-pathogen interactions; and developing new tools for the diagnosis of emerging infectious diseases. Current projects focus on a variety of areas including the mechanistic basis of hemorrhage in viral hemorrhagic fever; host factors governing yellow fever virus tropism and pathogenesis; virus discovery; and characterization of the immune evasion mechanisms of several RNA viruses. Providing a culture of curiosity, creativity, respect, and rigor in which the next generation of scientists can maximize their learning potential is also a critical component of the Bailey Lab's mission. Working with pathogens, including the Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2, is an essential function of this position. UW–Madison complies with all applicable health and safety regulations. Nevertheless, working with pathogens poses health risks. Adults infected with Yellow Fever and/or SARS-CoV-2 can experience negative health consequences. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Applicants are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about risks. UW–Madison will provide necessary personal protective equipment, but a successful candidate must be willing to work with Yellow Fever virus and SARS-CoV-2 despite the aforementioned known risks. Yellow Fever vaccination is strongly recommended for individuals working in this position. COVID-19 vaccination, when available, is also strongly recommended for individuals working in this position.

Job Duties: This position will assist with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures; Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols; reviews, analyze, and interpret data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences; Conduct literature reviews, and prepare reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities. Interested candidates should send a cover letter (can be email message), CV, and at least 2 references to Dr.Adam Bailey, albailey@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: 7/1/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Adam Bailey
albailey@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry June 1 2021

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to study plant-associated microbial communities to enhance nitrogen fixation for plants. The goals of the project are to understand the systems biology and ecological and molecular mechanisms of microbial communities that promote ecological stability and nitrogen fixation activity. To this end, we will combine high-throughput experimentation of combinations of diverse plant-associated bacterial isolates and build computational models that can predict community dynamics and functions. We seek to understand the ecological and molecular mechanisms of microbe-microbe and microbe-environment interactions. The project could also involve synthetic biology approaches to engineer novel capabilities into specific bacterial species to enhance nitrogen fixation capabilities of the community. Key skills include knowledge of microbiological procedures as well as basic molecular biology and genetic concepts, ability to learn, implement new experimental techniques and collaborate and communicate effectively with a team of scientists from experimental and computational backgrounds. In addition, preferred skills include experience in genomics research, especially the preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries, proficiency in coding (MATLAB or Python), statistics and bioinformatics, experience with mass spectroscopy and metabolomics, programming of liquid handling robots or hands-on experience with molecular biology in bacteria (specifically growth and molecular cloning). A Ph.D. in biosciences or chemical or biological engineering is required. Please provide a CV and cover letter describing your interest in the position directly to bsinotte@wisc.edu.

Job Duties: The Venturelli lab is recruiting for an exciting and collaborative project to design synthetic plant-associated microbial communities to enhance nitrogen fixation for promoting plant growth. We aim to understand the systems biology of these microbial communities using a combination of high-throughput experimental measurements and computational modeling. In addition, we will use transcriptional profiling and mass spectrometry for metabolite quantification to guide the development of hypotheses about molecular mechanisms of interaction. We will use genomic information, bioinformatic pipelines and machine learning to identify key metabolic pathways that are important for microbe-microbe and microbe-environment interactions and synthetic biology techniques to engineer bacteria within the microbial communities to enhance ecological stability and nitrogen fixation activity.

Begin Date: Earliest March 15, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: UW Standard Postdoc

Contact
Breanna Sinotte Wang
bsinotte@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurosurgery Until filled

Requirements: The Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with experience in cancer immunology for post-doctoral fellow position in brain tumor immunotherapy lab. The applicant should have a PhD in immunology or cancer immunology and some degree of prior experience in in vivo experiments. Applicant must be well versed in immunology and molecular biology as this job involves significant work in understanding mechanistic studies as they pertain to brain tumor immunology and development of immunotherapy. Prior work experience in immunology and molecular biology as well as experience with live animals and knowledge of imaging techniques is required. The applicant must be self-motivated, and proficient in English. Applicant must be able to design and conduct experiments independently, prepare and present work at meetings, and write scientific manuscripts. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Please e-mail a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three references.

Job Duties: The post-doc will be studying T-cell function in the context of brain tumor immunology and immunotherapy, and will be responsible for conducting experiments, writing results and publishing manuscript.

Begin Date: July 2021 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Mahua Dey, MD
dey@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. required with experience in Neuroscience or related field. Significant experience in neurobiology is required. Particular skills might include neuroanatomy, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology experience, or primary culture of brain derived cells. Experience handling either molecular profiling data sets (transcriptome, proteome, etc.) or microscopy-based imaging will be viewed highly favorably, and a working knowledge of metabolism would be a plus. The candidate must have a proven academic publication track record, including first-author publications. Previous experience instructing and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is also expected.

Job Duties: The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the basic biological mechanisms of aging as part of the Anderson laboratory. The funded project for this position opening focuses on the intersection of aging, caloric restriction (CR), and the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology using genetic mouse models of AD. In particular, the work will test the hypothesis that CR creates a healthy neuronal environment through changes in brain metabolism, and that these metabolic shifts will oppose AD-related pathology. The successful candidate will design and implement strategies for investigating the mechanisms connecting metabolism, caloric restriction, and aging. The candidate is also expected to explore new avenues and seek independent funding as part of their own career development. To apply, submit (1) a letter describing career background in neurobiology and stating research interests and how they relate to aging; (2) a CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable); (3) copies of transcripts of college coursework (optional); (4) GRE and/or MCAT scores (optional); and (5) three letters of recommendation (one letters must come from a faculty member in a related field).

Begin Date: April 1, 2021 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Rozalyn Anderson, PhD
rozalyn.anderson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Bacteriology Until filled

Requirements: A Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, toxicology or related field is required. Applicant should have peer reviewed scientific publications. We are a Tier 1 Select Agents lab and the applicant must be able to pass a Select Agents background check and suitability assessment. Strong cloning and protein expression skills and experience or knowledge of vaccine development are desired. In our SA lab, strong organizational and record keeping skills, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work with pathogenic organisms and toxins is required. Good time management and an ability to meet deadlines and take initiative are desired.

Job Duties: The Pellett lab at the department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin–Madison has an exciting opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) funded study to develop botulinum toxin vaccines. The purpose of the project is to develop and investigate a novel protein vaccine against all serotypes of botulinum toxins. The vaccine platform investigated in this research project will aid in future developments of other protein vaccines. The project will involve recombinant protein design and challenging expression in E.coli and/or Clostridium, protein purification and analyses, and animal (mice) vaccination studies in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin. The applicant will have the opportunity to perform experiments independently to complete the team's overall efforts, mentor students and staff, participate in overall project progress and data dissemination including the writing of manuscripts and presentations at conferences, and assist in and write grant applications. The applicant will become familiar with working in a Tier 1 approved facility and with SA pathogens. The position is for a duration of three years (contingent upon successful performance in the first year) with the option for extension depending on securing future funding. Interested candidates should send a cover letter (can be email message), CV, and at least 2 references to Dr. Sabine Pellett, sabine.pellett@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: as soon as possible
Percent Time: 80-100%
Salary: NIH

Contact
Sabine Pellett
sabine.pellett@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Center for Limnology May 1 2021

Requirements: Successful applicants will have a PhD (or will have graduated before they begin this project) in ecology, fisheries science, or a related field. Candidates will be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team, and have demonstrated skills in data management and analysis, proficiency in oral and written communication, and have a strong track-record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Job Duties: The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a USGS-funded project to explore social-ecological dynamics of Upper Midwest US panfish fisheries as they respond to climate change. The candidate will be based at the CFL as part of Dr. Olaf Jensen's lab and be supervised by Dr. Zach Feiner and Dr. Olaf Jensen, joining a broad team of collaborators at the CFL, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USGS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other stakeholders. Successful candidates will leverage extensive ecological and creel data to examine drivers of bluegill harvest and population dynamics across the landscape and develop predictive models for fisheries change with projected changes in climate. Additional duties will include participating in the design and implementation of in-person creel and email angler surveys, mentoring undergraduate researchers, and presenting and publishing research results. Two years of funding are available. For questions or to apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Zach Feiner (zachary.feiner@wisconsin.gov). The position will remain open until filled, with a preferred start date of June 1, 2021.

Begin Date: June 1, 2021 Preferred
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Zach Feiner
zachary.feiner@wisconsin.gov

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Integrative Biology July 15 2021

Requirements: The candidate must have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual and a team player and have a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications and excellent communication skills. Expertise in neurobiology, genetics, or next-generation sequencing is desirable but not essential.

Job Duties: The Wang Lab (hanwanglab.com) in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to study neurobiology using C. elegans. We are broadly interested in studying how the brain controls behaviors. Our current focus is to understand sleep. Despite being an evolutionarily conserved behavior, sleep remains one of the most intriguing mysteries in biology. We use C. elegans as a model system to understand the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying sleep. We take an integrative approach by combining classic molecular and genetic tools with state-of-the-art techniques, such as optogenetics, in vivo live imaging, genome editing, and next-generation sequencing. In parallel, we also develop novel genetic tools to precisely control transgene expression and manipulate gene activity. The potential research directions for your training in the Wang lab include: 1) identification and characterization of novel sleep regulators; 2) functional imaging of the neural dynamics of sleep circuits; 3) investigation of physiological changes during sleep.

Begin Date: immediate but can be flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Standard NIH postdoc salary

Contact
Han Wang
han.wang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Food Science May 1 2021

Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in microbiology or closely related field is required. Priority will be given to candidates with prior experience in microbial genetics and other relevant expertise.

Job Duties: The Van Pijkeren Laboratory studies the gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri. We are a vibrant team of scientists focusing on: 1) mechanistic understanding of probiotic-host interactions; 2) unravelling the molecular underpinnings that drive the interplay between diet-microbe-bacteriophages; 3) development of next-generation probiotics to treat disease in humans and other animals. A postdoctoral fellowship position is available starting July 1, 2021, to engineer Lactobacillus reuteri to selectively eradicate microbial pathogens from a complex ecosystem. - design and implement established research protocols - design and implement new procedures/methods - develop hypotheses and experimental plans - collect, prepare and analyze research data; keep detailed notes in LabArchives (online notebook) - use graphical software to analyze and present data (posters, manuscripts) - participate in the training of undergraduate and graduate students - search pertinent literature - provide weekly progress updates

Begin Date: July 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: TBD

Contact
JP van Pijkeren, Associate Professor
vanpijkeren@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Obstetrics and Gynecology Until filled

Requirements: Candidate must have earned a doctorate in Anthropology, Economics, Epidemiology, Geography, Gender and Women's Studies, Health Services Research, Population Health, Sociology, or a related field before starting the position. The candidate should be committed to research transparency, disseminating evidence-based practices, and treating others with respect and dignity.

Job Duties: UW CORE (the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity; core.wisc.edu), which is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral scholar with research interests in reproductive health equity-particularly those relating to abortion and contraception. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with CORE Director Dr. Jenny Higgins (jennyhiggins.net), though they will likely be matched with other informal mentors at UW–Madison. As part of the fellowship, they will conduct a mix of CORE-specific research and independent research. In terms of CORE-specific research, the Postdoctoral Scholar may join ongoing CORE research projects or co-initiate new CORE research in conjunction with Dr. Higgins or other CORE investigators. They will also serve as manager of CORE Lab, a training platform directed by Dr. Higgins of 8-10 interdisciplinary graduate students. In terms of independent research, we expect the Postdoctoral Scholar to spend some of their time turning their dissertation research into publications, drafting research proposals for future research, and applying for external funding. Ideally, the Postdoctoral Scholar would have deep methodological skills that would be of use to CORE's work. Such areas may include, but aren't limited to, advanced statistical training, experience working with public- and restricted-use data sources, dexterity with GIS and mapping, ethnographic experience, or other significant qualitative research expertise. We also seek excellence in literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and translational research presentations, as the Postdoctoral Scholar will engage in all of those activities. UW CORE is a lively, collegial, and interdisciplinary environment set within the riches of UW–Madison. We would expect the Postdoctoral Scholar to be a thoughtful and contributing member of our center, including CORE Lab, CORE Research Exchanges, and weekly staff meetings. They would also have access to myriad centers and resources at the larger institution, including the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Diverse voices and experiences play a valuable role in the rigor, significance, innovation, and translational potential of our team's scientific contributions. Because of this, we strongly encourage applications from individuals belonging to communities that have been historically excluded from research, including those related to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, and disability. We also welcome applications from non-US citizens. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) containing both scholarly and professional alignment with UW CORE and an overview of current research and future research plans. Please also submit a CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three (3) persons who can serve as professional references for you.

Begin Date: Mid-summer/early fall 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard postdoctoral stipend

Contact
Jenny Higgins
core@obgyn.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Human Oncology Mar 31 2021

Requirements: Required Education: Ph.D. Preferred Experience: Previous experience in molecular cell biology, genomics, mouse disease models, and/or fly genetics preferred; however, motivated individuals lacking this experience will also be considered.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral position available to study genetic and biochemical mechanisms of genomic surveillance and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/dementia at The University of Wisconsin–Madison. Ongoing studies in the Tibbetts laboratory employ Drosophila, mouse, and inducible pluripotent stem cell models to understand toxicity pathways initiated by aggregation-prone proteins implicated in ALS/dementia, including Ubiquilin 2, TDP-43 and FUS/TLS , with additional projects focused on alternative splicing and the DNA damage response. Please send your CV and provide three reference contacts to: Randal Tibbetts, Ph.D. Professor Department of Human Oncology University of Wisconsin–Madison WIMR 3059, 1111 Highland Ave. Madison, WI 53705

Begin Date: 4/1/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Randal Tibbetts
rstibbetts@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine June 30 2021

Requirements: PhD in relevant areas of biological sciences (neuroscience, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology). MD candidates with strong commitment to basic science are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong laboratory skills. Previous expertise in high-end microscopy and structural biochemistry is essential. Expertise with biochemistry and molecular biology techniques is also necessary. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will develop both independent and collaborative experiments in one or more areas.

Job Duties: The Puglielli laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in high-end microscopy, structural biology, and general biochemistry to study morphological changes of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and secretory pathway in cellular and mouse models of dysfunctional ER acetylation. This research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of different neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. The laboratory is located at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has access to cutting-edge research facilities. Madison, WI offers an outstanding living environment with cultural opportunities, excellent public schools, and many facilities for indoor and outdoor activities. Our research uses multidisciplinary approaches on in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models. Representative papers: Biochem J 2007, 407: 383-395; EMBO Rep 2008, 9: 916-922; J Biol Chem 2009, 284: 2482-2492; J Cell Sci 2010, 9: 174-190; J Biol Chem 2012, 287: 8424-8433; J Biol Chem 2012, 287: 29921-29930; Biochim Biophys Acta 2013, 1833: 686-697; J Biol Chem 2014, 289: 32044-32055; J Neurosci 2014, 34: 6772-6789; Brain 2016, 139: 937-952; J Exp Med 2016, 213: 1267-1284; Aging Cell 2019, 18:e13014; J Cell Scie 2018, 131:jcs221747; Nat Commun 2019; 10:3929; J Neurochem 2020; 154: 404-423.

Contact
Luigi Puglielli
lp1@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Dec 31 2021

Requirements: A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Experience with mammalian and bacteria cell culture, standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques (e.g. western blot, ELISA, expressing and purifying proteins, flowcytometry, live cell imaging) are required. Experience with animal, proteomics, CRISPR, are preferred. Applicants must be highly motivated and hard-working.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will engage in interdisciplinary drug discovery research by collaborating with medicinal chemists and other biologists in the group. The primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating and performing biological experiments for studying the activity and the mechanism of action of drug candidates including small molecules and biologics developed in the group. Additional duties include mentoring junior graduate students and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab.

Begin Date: 3/1/2021 or after
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: standard postdoc salary

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience May 30 2021

Requirements: A position in neural stem cell biology and a position in glioblastoma research are available in the laboratory of Darcie L. Moore., Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Highly motivated, hard-working recent Ph.D. graduates with a strong record of publication in neuroscience, molecular or cellular biology, stem cell biology or other applicable field are welcome to apply for this position. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have experience in some of the following areas: microscopy, single cell RNA seq, high throughput imaging, primary cell culture, virus production, cloning and small animal surgical procedures. Applicants with expertise outside of this area are welcome to send their materials with suggested projects utilizing their skill sets. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. If you are interested in this position and possess a large amount of grit and can-do attitude, please e-mail your personal statement and CV to Dr. Moore at darcie.moore@wisc.edu. For more information about the lab: dlmoorelab.com.

Begin Date: open
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH rate

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) UW Carbone Cancer Center Apr 1 2021

Requirements: EDUCATION - PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, medical informatics, molecular genetics, cancer biology, biomedical sciences, or related quantitative discipline REQUIRED - Proficiency with the analysis of sequencing data including next-generation sequencing. - Experience in processing and analyzing large datasets. - Proven database management experience. - Demonstrable programming skills in at least one programming language including R, Unix, or Python. - Ability to develop novel computational methods, algorithms, and data processing pipelines. - Excellent written, oral, presentation communication. PREFERRED - Strong familiarity with cBioPortal, Galaxy, NCBI and Ensemble Tools, bioinformatics pipelines, and machine learning. - Ability to work independently. - Strong record of productivity, motivation, and adaptability. - Prior experience in human genetic analyses and bioinformatics analyses of publicly available datasets. - Experience with cloud computing. - Proven record of scientific publications in bioinformatics and/or genomics journals with a peer-reviewed first-author manuscript.

Job Duties: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Develop novel integrative genomics analyses from clinical phenotypes. - Implement quality control routines for data and analyze retrospective and prospective longitudinal data for risk prediction modeling. - Implement genotype-phenotype association using genome-wide arrays, whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing. - Extract and model phenotypes using conventional and machine learning algorithms. - Integrate data from publicly available datasets. POSITION SUMMARY The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health CHI2 is recruiting an exceptional candidate for a postdoctoral research fellowship in cancer informatics. This postdoctoral position is open for a highly qualified applicant interested in investigating human genetics across diverse epidemiological cohorts, hospital-based biobanks, and within clinical trials. This position will expose the candidate to a stimulating academic environment. This Individual will work with a range of genetic datasets, including genome-wide arrays, whole exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing. The successful candidate will be closely mentored by Dr. Jomol Mathew. The individual will be highly trained in a broad spectrum of cancer informatics applicable to multiple fields of research in human health and biology.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: TBD

Contact
Mike Collins
cancercenter@mailplus.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Until filled

Requirements: Candidates will ideally have or expect to have a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, as well as genuine interests in biomedical research. Outstanding computing and communication skills are required. Prior working experience in causal inference, optimization, and/or high dimensional data is not necessary but preferred.

Job Duties: There is a postdoc position under the direction of Professors Menggang Yu and Guanhua Chen at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The initial appointment is one year and renewable up to three years based on performance review. The successful applicants will work primarily on developing statistical and machine learning methods in the area of health care data, causal inference, and precision medicine. The main projects are related, but not limited to, risk prediction and personalized treatment recommendation using high dimensional electronic health records and/or multi-omics data. The applicants will have opportunities to get training in statistical methodology development, software implementation, and direct collaboration with health care professionals. These research works will use first-hand state-wide and nation-wide data to generate impactful and practice-changing results and lead to both methodological and collaborative publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. Please send a CV (with the name of three references), a letter of intent, and representative papers to Menggang Yu (meyu@biostat.wisc.edu) and Guanhua Chen (gchen25@wisc.edu)

Begin Date: immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: competitive

Contact
Guanhua Chen
gchen25@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) UW Carbone Cancer Center Until filled

Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related areas. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 0-3 years of post-doctoral training is required. Qualified candidates should be experienced with cell culture and mouse model systems, molecular cloning, statistical analyses and/or other biochemical or molecular-based approaches.

Job Duties: The Jarrard and Denu Laboratories, located within the UW Carbone Cancer Center and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, examine several fundamental questions in prostate cancer tumor biology and apply this knowledge to the treatment of disease. Much of this work encompasses the role of epigenetics in cancer development and treatment. The current project involves characterizing novel histone modifications and their enzymes in cancer progression and developing new drugs thus allowing a personalized medicine approach to prostate cancer therapy. See (urology.wisc.edu/research/researchers-and-laboratories/dr-jarrards-lab) and (ipib.wisc.edu/staff/denu-john) The candidate will be expected to carry out/develop the described research projects under the direction of the principal investigators. This will include identifying research problems and designing research methodologies; assist in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV, and the contact information for three references.

Begin Date: Jan 1 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels

Contact
David Jarrard
jarrard@urology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Chemistry Until filled

Requirements: A Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity is available for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate in Chemistry or relevant fields interested in a project focusing on hIAPP aggregation and its effect on type 2 diabetes. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in toxicity assays and in vitro experiments.

Job Duties: The NIH funded project in the Zanni group sought to work on amyloid aggregation involved in type 2 diabetes. Work will primarily be focused on assays involving mouse pancreas, islets, and associated biochemical assays to be performed in Biochemistry at UW–Madison in the laboratory of Alan Attie. You would also be involved in advanced imaging of pancreas tissues in the spectroscopy laboratory of Martin Zanni in Chemistry. The goal is to understand how amylin, a small polypeptide, aggregates into amyloid plaques and to study a new transgenic mouse model that we have designed to capture potential toxic species.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,382

Contact
Pubali Mandal
pmandal2@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Until filled

Requirements: A Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity is available in the Dermatology Research lab for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in studying cutaneous biology. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in developmental biology, mouse genetic models and histological analyses (immunostaining and confocal imaging).

Job Duties: The projects in the Chang lab integrate biochemical and genetic approaches to dissect the genetic pathways that control skin development and disease. The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include planning, coordinating and performing scientific experiments, under the guidance of PI. Other Responsibilities are mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research, participating in research seminars and professional development workshops, presenting research at regional and national research meetings, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and names of three references to hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: Flexible July-September, 2021 preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Hao Chang
hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Dec 31 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related field.

Job Duties: The candidate is expected to possess the necessary knowledge and skills in organic synthesis. The individual will be involved in one of our two programs: carbohydrate chemistry and medicinal chemistry. In the carbohydrate chemistry program, the focus is on the development of novel methods using transition metal catalysts and organocatalysts. In the medicinal chemistry program, the focus is on the design and synthesis of bioactive small molecules. The individual will collaborate with biologists for testing the activity of the compounds.

Begin Date: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmacy Mar 31 2021

Requirements: 1) A PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related discipline. 2)Experience in scientific writing, including both scholarly publications and grant applications. 3) Demonstrated expertise in organic synthesis and purification

Job Duties: Responsible for the synthesis, purification, analysis, and bioconjugation of all small molecules, haptens, and probes generated in pursuit of identifying ketamine polypharmacology. Will also be responsible for the LC/MS/MS analysis of pharmacokinetic drug distribution studies assessing the performance of haptens in generating antibodies for ketamine and its active metabolites.

Begin Date: 01/01/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000

Contact
Cody J Wenthur
wenthur@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Until filled

Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow with a strong record of published research and a PhD or equivalent to join Assistant Professor Feyza Engin's research group. Experience with one of the following areas is highly desired: Molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, epigenetics, working with transgenic mouse colonies, immunological assays (adoptive transfers, immunophenotyping, multicolor FACS analysis), prior experience with large data sets (sc-RNAseq, proteomics).

Job Duties: The Engin lab aims to understand the mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and death in autoimmune diabetes, with focus on ER stress, integrated stress response, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other mechanisms that may contribute to beta cell death taking a multidisciplinary approach (Cell Metab, 2020, Sci Tansl Med, 2013). The candidate is expected to 1) assist in the execution of ongoing projects by performing experiments and analyzing data 2) develop novel ideas in line with the projects in the lab, 3) provide training/mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students 4) attend national and international meetings to present data, 5) help Dr. Engin with writing and preparing grants and manuscripts. For more information about the lab visit enginlab.org or @EnginLaboratory.

Begin Date: Immediate
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Until filled

Requirements: The laboratory of Dr. Jiwei Zhao at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is now inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in clinical biostatistics and statistical learning. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Clinical Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. The following qualifications are not required, but highly valued: (a) strong background and training in statistical theory and methodology; (b) proficiency/experience in R-package development using computer languages such as C/C++ or Python; (c) excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Duties: The candidate will receive balanced training in both methodological and interdisciplinary research. The candidate will have the flexibility to pursue methodological topics with Dr. Zhao's ongoing areas of research (such as missing data, clinical trial, patient-reported outcomes, electronic health records, semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, data privacy) or develop a new project with Dr. Zhao and his statistical collaborators (such as faculty members at Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics of UW–Madison, Department of Statistics of UW–Madison, Department of Statistics of Penn State, Department of Statistics and Data Science of Cornell). The candidate will have plenty of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research with Dr. Zhao's scientific collaborators at UW–Madison and elsewhere. The candidate will also have the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and meetings with Dr. Zhao's support. Dr. Zhao's lab has a collaborative, kind and inclusive culture, which allows everyone can do their best work. The overarching goal of this hire is to cultivate the candidate's eventual independence and future career success. The lab has high standards for rigor, quality, and ethics and lab members help each other meet these requirements. The position is available immediately. The initial appointment is 1 year with renewal for an additional 1-2 years by mutual agreement. The salary and benefit packages for this position are very competitive. Interested candidates should send their CV and any other documents that provide evidence of their qualifications to this position to Dr. Jiwei Zhao (jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu). Direct any other inquiries about the position to jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Begin Date: immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: very competitive

Contact
Jiwei Zhao
jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Until filled

Requirements: A PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related biomedical field. Peer-reviewed scientific publications, preferred. Candidate must be highly motivated to carry out research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. This position requires previous experience working with mouse models and/or mammalian cell culture. Experience with AAV work in animal models is desired. Primary areas of responsibility include bench work, data processing, data analyses, and preparation of scientific writing such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants.

Job Duties: 85% - Execute routine and complex research experiments, including but not limited to the following procedures: maintenance of multiple cell lines, preparation of primary astrocytes and neuronal cultures, histological techniques, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, real-time PCR, molecular cloning. –Maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies. –Perform behavioral analysis in mouse models of neurodegeneration. –Write up research findings for presentations at scientific and lay meetings. –Write up research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals. -Perform technical writing in support of grant proposals. –Scientifically supervise students. 15% - Assist with general lab maintenance. - Attend lab meetings, interact with lab investigators/staff, and execute other research-related tasks as determined by the supervising principal investigator. The percent effort devoted to the above duties may fluctuate depending on the lab's needs. Other duties assigned To apply, please send your cover letter detailing your career goals and the names of 3 references to Dr. Marcelo Vargas at vargas@neurology.wisc.edu and Cassandra Lytle at lytle@neurology.wisc.edu

Begin Date: November 1, 2020 (estimate)
Percent Time: 50-100%
Salary: Depending on years of experience

Contact
Dr. Marcelo Vargas
vargas@neurology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Bacteriology Mar 31 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or toxicology or related field is required. Should have peer reviewed scientific publications. Must have strong organizational and record keeping skills, excellent communication skills, good time management, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and take initiative, and be willing to work with pathogenic organisms and toxins. Must be able to pass a Select Agents background check. Strong cloning and protein expression skills are required, and experience or knowledge of vaccine development is desired.

Job Duties: Our team (PI: Eric A. Johnson, Co-PI:Sabine Pellett) at the department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral research associate to work on botulinum toxin vaccines. The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research on a National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) funded study. The purpose of the project is to develop and investigate a novel protein vaccine against all serotypes of botulinum toxins. There currently is no vaccine available to botulism, and the vaccine platform investigated in this research project will aid in future developments of other protein vaccines. The project will involve recombinant protein design and expression in E.coli, protein purification and analyses, and animal (mice) vaccine studies. It is expected that the applicant will be able to perform experiments independently to complete the team's overall efforts, mentor students and less senior staff, participate in overall project progress and data dissemination including the writing of manuscripts and presentations at conferences, and assist in grant applications. The position is for a duration of three years (contingent upon successful performance in the first year) with the option for extension depending on securing future funding. Interested candidates should send a cover letter (can be email message), CV, and at least 2 references to Dr. Sabine Pellett, sabine.pellett@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: as soon as possible
Percent Time: 80-100%
Salary: NIH

Contact
Sabine Pellett
608-263-9263
sabine.pellett@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathobiological Sciences Until filled

Requirements: PhD required in virology, microbiology, immunology or related field. Must have good skills in molecular biology. Experience with influenza or coronaviruses, cell culture, molecular virology, and/or animal studies is desirable. To apply, please email a CV, a letter of interest, up to three reprints, and the names of three references to Amy Kuehn (amy.kuehn@wisc.edu).

Job Duties: The Kawaoka Laboratory studies negative-strand RNA viruses including highly pathogenic influenza viruses, pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ebolavirus. Our objectives are to better understand virulence, pathogenicity, and viral evolution. In this way, we can help to develop better vaccines and anti-viral therapeutics. We have an opportunity for a postdoctoral associate interested in joining our team using various in vitro and in vivo approaches to study the virulence, pathogenicity, and evolution of several RNA viruses. The individual in this position will utilize a variety of molecular virology techniques (including reverse genetics), test viruses in cell cultures and in animal models including mice, Syrian hamsters, and ferrets, and develop and/or test novel preventative or therapeutic countermeasures to influenza, corona-, and Ebola viruses. Some of these studies may be conducted in biosafety level 3 containment. The ideal candidate will be a productive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team on collaborative projects. Strong basic laboratory skills and good technique are important. The individual in this position must present data in presentations, participate in meetings with collaborators and contribute to manuscripts. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are a plus. To be considered, candidates must be eligible for and maintain Select Agent clearance.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000

Contact
Amy Kuehn
amy.kuehn@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Chemistry Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in organic chemistry by the start date, have a strong background in synthetic methods/organometallic chemistry, and be highly motivated, creative, and hard-working. Ideally, applicants will have at least one high-impact first-author paper from their doctoral research and have excellent technical, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. The candidate is also encouraged to explore new project ideas and seek independent funding for future career development. It is particularly important that the candidate be team-oriented to maintain the collaborative environment in our group, as well as in the Department of Chemistry at Wisconsin.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work on one or both of our NIH R01-funded projects, which encompass new methods development, analogue synthesis, and coordinating with collaborators and/or facilities to carry out bioactivity studies to inform analogue design. The candidate will be expected to carry out and develop these research projects in consultation with the principal investigator and other team members. Additional duties include mentoring junior graduate students, running occasional problem-solving sessions at group meetings, and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab.

Begin Date: After Sept. 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,382

Contact
Professor Jennifer M. Schomaker
schomakerj@chem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Open until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in Hearing Science, Audiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Physics/ Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines is required. Technical skills in signal processing and programming are highly desired. Previous research experience in EEG, neuroplasticity, psychoacoustics, and clinical audiology certification are desired but not mandatory. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement/summary of research interests and contact information of two references to Viji (veaswar@wisc.edu). For more details about the position, feel free to contact Viji via email/phone (Phone: 630-402-1202). Lab website: chear.wiscweb.wisc.edu

Job Duties: The Child Hearing Lab (PI: Viji Easwar) at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects that use electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral methods to understand developmental aspects of speech encoding during early childhood. The anticipated duration of the position is 3 years. The position will involve setting up experiments, data collection/overseeing data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation of EEG, and behavioral data. It is expected that the applicant will write, and assist in the writing of, manuscripts and grant applications, and attend conferences to present data. The position involves collaboration with Dr. Sriram Boothalingam (University of Wisconsin–Madison) on calibration-related aspects. Several Doctor of Audiology and undergraduate students take part in research in the lab providing mentorship opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow. Opportunities to gain experience in other audiological measures like otoacoustic emissions are available through collaborations with the Efferent Systems Lab led by Dr. Sriram Boothalingam and other labs at the Waisman Center. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a rich history of hearing research with researchers spanning across departments such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology, and Population Health Sciences. The environment is collegial and highly conducive for research and sharing ideas. The Waisman Center, where the lab is located, houses more than 50 researchers from 27 departments working towards understanding human development and developmental disabilities and has several graduate students and postdocs, providing an excellent community for peer networking. Madison is a vibrant and naturally beautiful city well-known for food options, and provisions for several outdoor activities, including well-maintained and connected bike paths.

Begin Date: Fall 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH postdoc pay rate (depending on experience)

Contact
Viji Easwar
veaswar@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will be highly motivated scientists with a strong record of published success and a PhD or equivalent. While not required, a strong applicant will have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, or bioinformatics. We believe successful science is done in a diverse, inclusive and equitable lab, and applicants who can work with us to create such an environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: The Harrison Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to join our team studying transcriptional regulation of developmental transitions. We use a multidisciplinary approach, including genomics, imaging, biochemistry and genome engineering, to investigate how transcription factors at the top of gene regulatory networks control cell fate in both the early embryo and neural stem cells of Drosophila melanogaster. Because the processes we study are conserved across metazoans, our research has widespread impacts on our understanding of development and disease. This fully funded position will provide the postdoctoral trainee opportunities to develop high-impact research projects, hone grant and paper writing skills, and present research at national and international conferences. Projects in the lab are currently funded by an R01, a MIRA, an American Cancer Society Research Scholars grant, a Vallee Scholars Award and a H.I Romnes Award. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your prior research and specific interest in the lab to Melissa Harrison (mharrison3@wisc.edu). To discover more about the lab visit harrisonlab.bmolchem.wisc.edu or @harrisonflylab.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Melissa Harrison
mharrison3@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will be scientifically ambitious with a strong record of published research success and a PhD or equivalent. Experience with influenza virus is not required, although a strong background in virology, biochemistry, molecular biology, high-throughput sequencing and coding/bioinformatics would be advantageous. We believe a diverse, inclusive and equitable lab is the best way to do science, and our actions try to match this belief. Applications are particularly welcome those who can contribute to such an environment.

Job Duties: Funded postdoc position studying virus:host interactions and replication dynamics in the Mehle Lab. The Mehle lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to study the influenza viral replication machinery and the host factors that regulate expression of viral genes and replication of the viral genome. We seek a new lab member to maintain our diverse and supportive environment. Influenza virus exploits and subverts host processes while at the same time evading cellular antiviral responses. The balance between these pro- and antiviral forces influences the outcome of a viral infection and pathogenicity to the host. The Mehle Lab studies this battle with a focus on the viral replication machinery. We have three major themes that address the gaps in our knowledge about the virus:host interface - 1) define how influenza virus engages, and even exploits, antiviral responses to support viral replication 2) determine how RNA:protein interactions impact translation of viral messages 3) investigate the population dynamics of influenza virus as it replicates and moves within and between infected hosts (collaboration with the Friedrich lab). We couple classic molecular virology with the newest approaches in genetic screening, genomics, and proteomics (e.g. we currently idssect influenza virus replication using multiple CRISPR-based techniques, CLIP-Seq, RiboSeq, quantitative proteomics, bioinformatics, and rely on the creativity of lab members to bring new techniques and ideas to the project). The projects are currently funded by 2 R01s and a BWF PATH fellowship, in addition to NSF and LSRF grants obtained by lab members. Find out more at mehlelab.com or @mehlelab

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Andrew Mehle
amehle@wisc.edu