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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Population Health Jan 10 2018

Requirements: PhD in Epidemiology or related field. Experience in chronic disease or aging epidemiology beneficial but not required.

Job Duties: The EpiSense Research Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is recruiting for 1-2 postdoctoral positions. The main interest of the EpiSense program lies at the interface of cognitive, sensory and vascular aging in order to identify common risk factors for these conditions of aging and pathways for prevention. The EpiSense Program has conducted two large longitudinal cohort studies with follow-up visits every five years and 10 or 20 years of follow-up. Data include cognitive test batteries; vision, hearing, olfaction and taste measures; blood pressure, carotid artery IMT and pulse wave velocity measures; and biomarkers. The candidate will be part of a team that includes the principal investigator, epidemiologists and statisticians. Specific duties will include analyzing data and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. Each post doc will have the opportunity to first author 2-3 papers per year and submit abstracts to appropriate conferences. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively and independently and have excellent communication skills. To apply, send CV cover letter and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Karen J. Cruickshanks (kjcruick@wisc.edu).

Salary: Follows NIH NRSA standard payscale based on experience.

Contact
Dr. Karen J. Cruickshanks
kjcruick@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Jun 30 2018

Requirements: A PhD in chemical biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, proteomics, molecular biology, structural biology, or related fields.

Job Duties: We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position immediately available in Dr. Jiang's laboratory at Drug Discovery Division of University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy. An ideal candidate will undertake a NIH-funded project that applies chemical biology, molecular biology, structural biology, mass spectrometry, and related techniques to study the roles of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and transcriptional regulation. Highly motivated candidates with PhD degrees in chemical biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, proteomics, molecular biology, structural biology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Jiang at jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Dr. Jiaoyang Jiang
jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pediatrics Nov 1 2017

Requirements: Doctoral degree (PhD or MD/PhD) in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology or closely related field in the biological sciences and relevant research background is required. The position is for a highly motivated, new or recent Ph.D. graduate who strives to develop an independent research career. The ideal candidate is a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly and function both independently and within a team. Experience with common immunology, cell and molecular biology techniques (i.e. cell culturing, PCR, flow cytometry, rodent work and immunohistochemistry) is required. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, organizational, record-keeping, problem-solving and presentation skills and impeccable work ethics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English, and must be U.S. citizen or legal residents with authorization to work in the United States.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Otto's laboratory in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and BMT, UW-School of Medicine and Public Health/UW-Carbone Cancer Center. Our laboratory focuses on the development of targeted therapies and hematopoietic stem cell graft design for Pediatric cancer treatment strategies. Currently we have an opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with strong interest in stem cell graft engineering as platform for adoptive immunotherapies. Other fields of research in our lab pertain to tumor-targeted, molecular radiotherapy and combination with cancer immunotherapy. As a translational research lab, we are interested in evaluating the synergy and potency of combination therapies and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying their effect. Lab info: www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/research/research-groups/otto. Specific duties include designing and utilizing research methodologies aimed at achieving the goals of the project; assistance or lead in writing of grants and manuscripts; regular data report; presentation of data at national and international meetings; participation in meetings with collaborators; assist in the mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students; opportunities for project development are available; additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. Must be able to, willing and cleared to work with rodent models and radiotherapeutics in a BSL-2 work environment. Preference is given to applicants with an outstanding scientific track record during PhD training reflected by first-authored primary research papers in internationally recognized journals. We offer a collegial, nurturing postdoctoral training environment critical for a future independent position in science. We provide ample laboratory space in a well-equipped lab in the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) with personal, computer-equipped office space. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is ranked amongst the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and News Report 2014) and ranked amongst the top 20 public and private institutions in the U.S. (QS World University Rankings 2014/15). Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living. To apply, please email cover letter stating your career goals, CV, contact information of at least three references and PDF files of representative publications to the principal investigator, Dr. Mario Otto.

Begin Date: October 23, 2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Follow NIH Guidelines

Contact
Dr. Mario Otto
4153 WIMR, 1111 Highland Ave., Madison WI 53705
(608) 263-0556
motto@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Dec 31 2017

Requirements: The Lamming Laboratory for the Molecular Physiology of Aging is recruiting two highly motivated new/recent Ph.D. graduates who wish to develop an independent research career. Dr. Lamming is focused on understanding how nutrient-responsive signaling pathways can be harnessed to promote health and longevity. Currently, research in the Lamming Laboratory has two major focuses: 1) Determining how specific macronutrients - particular the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine - influences lifespan and healthspan in wild-type mice, mouse models of age-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, and in humans; 2) Determining the physiological and molecular mechanisms that explain how the insulin/IGF-1/mTOR signaling pathway and the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin control health and longevity. More information about our research and publications can be found at lamminglab.org. Interested candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. are encouraged to apply. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and mice preferred but not required. An individual training plan will designed to meet the candidate's expertise, research interests and career goals.

Job Duties: Specific duties 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, 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 of three references to dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu.

Begin Date: September 1, 2017 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipend levels

Contact
Dr. Dudley Lamming, PhD
dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Metabolism Oct 19 2017

Requirements: Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, biological and chemical engineering, or related field. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable but not required: metabolomics, proteomics or lipidomics, metabolic network analysis, RNA-seq analysis, cell biology studies and CRISPR. Ideal candidates must be highly motivated and responsible, have ability to work well both independently and within a team, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. To Apply: Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their research experience and research interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to: Jing Fan jfan@morgridge.org or jfan4@wisc.edu. The Morgridge Institute for Research promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.

Job Duties: The Fan laboratory, a young research group working on mammalian cell metabolism with an emphasis on cancer metabolism, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We leverage cutting-edge experimental technologies including LC-MS based metabolomics and computational tools to understand how mammalian cellular metabolism is reprogrammed in response to changes in the environment and cellular state, and how activities in key metabolic pathways can affect cell physiology. We have openings on multiple projects, which include investigating metabolic adaptation in cancer cells to their microenvironment, studying dynamic metabolic regulation in immune cells and metabolic interactions between cancer and immune cells. Considerable latitude will be given for the candidate to develop his/her research depend on the candidate's experience and interest, as well as the needs of the lab. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary research environment, access to state-of-the-art resources, and have collaboration within and beyond University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

Contact
Maureen Miner
mminer@warf.org

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medicine Oct 20 2017

Requirements: The Safdar Research Group in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in clinical research, especially clinical trials, to support ongoing research projects on healthcare-associated infections. The Research Associate will lead execution of clinical trials and analysis for several projects, including AHRQ-funded clinical trials related to prophylaxis for Clostridium difficile infection. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in the life sciences, experience and expertise in clinical research, including clinical trials, strong quantitative skills, and a desire to pursue a research career. Responsibilities of the position include project management related to clinical research, data analysis, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and preparation of manuscripts, conference abstracts, and grant proposals. Applicants must have excellent scientific, organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills. Interested candidates should send a current CV, a letter of interest, and a writing sample to Erin Patterson.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipend levels

Contact
Erin Patterson
epatterson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine Dec 31 2017

Requirements: Requirements: 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. Degree and area of specialization: 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.

Job Duties: Research Description: The Puglielli laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in high-end microscopy and structural biology 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.

Begin Date: October 2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD
lp1@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Dec 1 2017

Requirements: We seek a scientist with primary interest in targeted drug delivery and/or cell specific capture using polymeric materials, particularly for cancer treatments and diagnosis/prognosis. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in polymer science, materials science and engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline. Experience in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, or cancer research will be considered an advantage. Specific skills in atomic force microscopy (imaging and force spectroscopy), confocal microscopy, surface modification chemistry, or circulating tumor cell research will be considered a plus. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, problem-solving skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of at least two references to Dr. Michael Poellmann.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Hong laboratory led by Prof. Seungpyo Hong in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison). The primary research interests of our laboratory lie at the interface of materials science, biology and nanotechnology to develop novel polymeric nanodevices for biological analysis, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Michael Poellmann
777 Highland Ave, Madison, WI
mpoellmann@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medicine Dec 31 2017

Requirements: Minimum Requirements for Consideration: (1) A Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, computational biology, or a related discipline is required (2) Knowledge of cancer genomics and genetics (3) Research experience in Next Generation Sequencing is an asset (4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills (5) Excellent track record of scientific publications (6) Self-motivated, independent and creative.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is available in the Wang lab based at the Department of Medicine. We are developing single cell DNA/RNA sequencing technologies and computational methods to investigate how tumors evolve over time and in 3D space, from pre-cancer to malignant cancer then to metastasis. The lab also works closely with clinicians at the UW hospital and the UW Carbone Cancer Center to apply these technologies to translational research in cancer prevention, early detection and personalized therapy. We are a collaborative and multidisciplinary team composed of both wet-lab biologists and computational biologists. One important aim of the lab is to train independent research scientists. Each postdoc will have chance to lead his/her own project. A wet-lab biologist will have access to data generated in the lab and computational facilities, and will be encouraged to work together with computational scientists to learn basic computer programming and NGS data analysis skills to analyze his/her own data. A computational scientist will be encouraged to work with cancer biologists to learn the experimental technologies that are developed in the lab to generate single cell genomics, transcriptomics and imaging data.

Begin Date: October 1, 2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard based upon experience

Contact
Yong Wang
ywang@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Chemistry Dec 31 2017

Requirements: A PhD in a Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or related field. Strong candidates will have a background in chemical biology, biocatalysis, biochemistry, protein engineering or synthetic biology. Experience with small molecule synthesis is a plus.

Job Duties: The Buller group at UW–Madison are enzyme engineers with an emphasis on developing and understanding new-to-nature chemical transformations that can be used to expand the chemical space of metabolism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to develop leadership skills in the group by training junior students and participating in the vibrant campus life. Considerable latitude will be given for the Postdoctoral Fellow to guide their research, while all projects are expected to involve engineering enzymes and showcasing their synthetic power. Example applications include small molecule synthesis featuring biocatalysis, expansion of the genetic code, and directing biosynthesis of bioactive natural products. Our group is developing expertise at the intersection of these fields and members will have the chance to acquire a unique breadth of skills in an important and growing field.

Start Date: November 1, 2017 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,476

Contact
Andrew Buller
arbuller@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine Dec 31 2017

Requirements: The Asimakopoulos Laboratory in the Department of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated new/recent PhD or MD graduate who wishes to develop an independent research career in the area of tumor immunology and immunotherapy. The position is funded through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Asimakopoulos lab studies the intersection between matrix remodeling and immune regulation, mechanisms of immune sensing of tumors as well as preclinical testing of novel immunotherapy strategies. We are particularly focusing on intratumoral antigen-presenting and myeloid regulatory cells. Background in immunology, hematology, animal models and/or flow cytometry is essential. The lab boasts a highly interactive and collegial atmosphere with staff and trainees at several career stages.

Job Duties: Specific duties 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, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

Start Date: September 1, 2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipend levels

Contact
Fotis Asimakopoulos, MB, BChir, PhD
1111 Highland Avenue, WIMR 4031, Madison, WI 53705
(608) 265-4835
fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Dec 1 2017

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting motivated postdoctoral researchers in several areas of microbial systems and synthetic biology. Areas of interest include ecological systems biology of the human gut microbiota, molecular basis of microbial interactions including metabolite interchange, design of genetic circuits for realizing novel functions in complex environments, microfluidic platforms to probe spatiotemporal behaviors of microbial systems and computational modeling of biomolecular networks and microbial communities. A Ph.D. in biosciences or engineering is required.

Job Duties: The Venturelli lab leverages experiment and computational modeling to investigate the evolutionary design principles of microbial systems across multiple scales spanning intracellular networks to microbial communities. Biological and engineering design rules will be exploited to design genetic circuits for realizing novel functions in complex environments. Our research combines multiplexed measurements of single cells and populations with concepts from engineering and dynamical systems for systems-level characterization and design.

Start Date: 9/1/2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH base

Contact
Veronica Pierce
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu