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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pediatrics July 31 2019

Requirements: Required qualifications: -A Ph.D. or equivalent (completed by start of employment) in molecular biology, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, microbiology or any other relevant scientific discipline -Experience with bioinformatics using programming languages -Training in standard virological culture techniques and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay development -Excellent written and verbal communication in English Desired qualifications: -Scientific publications -Experience in interdisciplinary research and working in collaborative teams -Experience with programming language R.

Job Duties: The Mohr lab at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly motivated post-doc to join our team studying antibody responses in congenital viral infections. Our laboratory focuses on the correlates of antibody protection in congenital virus infection using a translational macaque model. We currently have an opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher in an ongoing project that aims to characterize the features of the antibody response during pregnancy and in infancy that correlate with improved virologic outcomes. This project combines standard virologic techniques with bioinformatics. Other fields of research in our lab pertain to associating neural pathways with longitudinal functional outcomes in infant macaques exposed to congenital viral infections. Specific duties of this postdoctoral research position include designing and developing research methodologies aimed at defining antibody responses associated with improved virologic outcomes, contribution to related ongoing research projects, preparation of talks and participation in seminars, and drafting reports, grant applications and papers for publication. We offer a collegial, nurturing postdoctoral training environment critical for a future independent position in science. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living. Candidates should email their C.V. and cover letter detailing their fit regarding the required skills and contact information for 2-4 referees to Emma Mohr (emohr2@wisc.edu).

Begin Date: August 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Per NIH Guidelines Commensurate with Experience

Contact
Emma Mohr, MD, PhD
emohr2@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Chemistry Oct 1 2019

Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemistry education research, learning sciences, or similar disciplines. Candidates with expertise in eye-tracking methodology, qualitative research methods, or spatial cognition are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills; an ability to work productively in a collaborative environment; and a willingness to provide mentorship to junior members of a nascent academic research group are essential. Applications should consist of a single .pdf file that includes: (1) a cover letter (1-2 pages) that highlights past research accomplishments and how this training experience will align with your future research goals; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and email addresses of three references.

Job Duties: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications from highly motivated and creative individuals for multiple postdoctoral Research Associate positions in chemistry education. The Research Associates will work in collaboration with Sam Pazicni on projects related to language and learning chemistry, equity in the chemistry classroom, inorganic chemistry education, and/or student engagement with feedback. Specific research objectives and project management duties will be negotiated with each Research Associate. Review of application materials will begin immediately, and applications will be considered until positions are filled. The positions are renewable annually, contingent upon funding and/or satisfactory performance.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $49,394

Contact
Sam Pazicni
sam.pazicni@chem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Life Sciences Communication July 31 2019

Requirements: Completed Ph.D. in Science Communication or other position-relevant discipline.

Job Duties: Develop an online course in line with LSC curriculum - Teach or co-teach one to two classes - Participate in grant writing and research activities in the department - Help organize and participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate - Complete other tasks as requested and in line with LSC research and educational missions.

Begin Date: September 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Dominique Brossard
dbrossard@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Anesthesiology Aug 2 2019

Requirements: PhD Degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience or biological sciences. Experience in EEG in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, or dementia research.

Job Duties: POSITION SUMMARY: Our laboratory focuses on cognition in the elderly in close collaboration with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. This position would involve collection and analysis of EEG from subjects enrolled into our ongoing NIH funded research into delirium and dementia. While the appointee will primarily focus on the EEG, the appointee will perform cognitive testing and maintain elements of the study database. These studies occur in different settings including outpatient clinics, hospital floors and the critical care unit. Additional duties will involve support of on-going collaborations with Psychology and Psychiatry involving the study of predictive coding during sleep and sedation/anesthesia. Analysis of multimodal imaging data will like form part of the role. PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Collection and analysis of EEG data in subjects taking part in our clinical study of delirium in the elderly, dementia research projects and volunteer studies in sleep and anesthesia. Some other assistance for paper preparation, and other data entry/analytic requests will be required as part of the role. The latter may include analysis of multimodal imaging and biomarker data. The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Begin Date: September 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Rate

Contact
Robert Sanders, MD, PhD
robert.sanders@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Soil Science Aug 15 2019

Requirements: Applicants should have Ph.D. or equivalent degree in environmental engineering, chemical or biochemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Expertise in characterizing nanomaterials and working with model cellular membranes is essential. Experience with quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, optical waveguide lightmode spectroscopy, or multi-parametric surface plasmon resonance is desirable. Successful candidates will have a strong record of scholarship. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with scientists from different disciplines, and be willing to mentor junior researchers. Applications should be sent to joelpedersen@wisc.edu as a single pdf file containing the following: - A cover letter detailing the candidates experience relevant to the position and career goals, - A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and - Contact information for three references Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is September 2019. The position is available for multiple years; annual renewal is contingent on progress and performance, and the career goals of the individual.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral Researcher Position on Interfacial Interactions between Nanomaterials and Model Biological Systems Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on projects focused on interfacial interactions between engineered nanomaterials and model biological systems with Prof. Joel A. Pedersen in the Departments of Soil Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position focuses on understanding molecular scale interactions of nanomaterials with model cell surfaces and with proteins. The postdoctoral researcher would be involved in the development of new models for cell surfaces and other biological barriers. The postdoctoral researcher will join a highly interdisciplinary research group and collaborate with postdocs and graduate students in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Soil Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry. The postdoctoral research will be a member of the NSF-funded Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

Begin Date: September 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Joel Pedersen
joelpedersen@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery Open until filled

Requirements: 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. The applicant should have a PhD in immunology or cancer immunology and some degree of prior experience in in vivo experiments. 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, able to design and conduct experiments independently, prepare and present work at meetings, write scientific manuscripts, and have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Please e-mail a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three references to: Mahua Dey, MD Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery

Job Duties: The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with experience in cancer immunology for post-doctoral fellow position.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Rate

Contact
Mahua Dey, MD
muhuaday@gmail.com

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery Open until filled

Requirements: To be considered, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in cancer immunology, genomics/bioinformatics or in a closely related field and should have experience and proficiency in lab management, grant writing, analyzing flowcytometry, big data base analysis such as bisulfite sequencing, RNA/DNA sequencing and data mining from large cancer databases. In addition basic molecular biology skills are required. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, independent thinker and must be able to perform self-directed work, and possess excellent collaborative/communication skills with demonstrated experience in successful manuscript writing and publications. Immediate availability is preferred. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their area of interest, complete curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to: ATTN: Dr. Mahua Dey Department of Neurological Surgery

Job Duties: The Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an outstanding applicant for a research associate/lab manager position with experience and proficiency in immunology, cancer genomics and bioinformatics. The primary activity of this position will be to mange day to day activity of the Dey Lab and conduct basic/translational research in brain tumor immunology and immunotherapy using in vivo animal experiments, flowcytometry, molecular biology, Chip Seq, RNA seq and DNA sequencing data.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Rate

Contact
Mahua Dey, MD
muhuaday@gmail.com

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Soil Science July 21 2019

Requirements: Applicants should have Ph.D. or equivalent degree in environmental toxicology, environmental engineering, chemical or biochemical engineering, microbiology, microbial biotechnology, or a related discipline. Expertise in molecular biology or protein biochemistry is essential. Experience with the real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) assay or protein-misfolding cyclic amplification is desirable. Successful candidates will have a strong record of scholarship. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with scientists from different disciplines, and be willing to mentor junior researchers. Applications should be sent to joelpedersen@wisc.edu as a single pdf file containing the following: - A cover letter detailing the candidates experience relevant to the position and career goals, - A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and - Contact information for three references Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the two positions are filled. The preferred start date is August 2019. The position is available for multiple years; annual renewal is contingent on progress and performance, and the career goals of the individual.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral Researcher Position on Prions in the Environment Applicants are invited to work on projects focused on the detection and inactivation of prions in the environment with Prof. Joel A. Pedersen in the Departments of Soil Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The positions focus on developing prion amplification methods for use in environmentally relevant matrices, investigating the occurrence of prions in the environment, and evaluating the efficacy of inactivation methods. The postdoctoral researcher would join a highly interdisciplinary research group and will collaborate with postdocs and graduate students in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Soil Science, and Chemistry.

Begin Date: August 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,476

Contact
Joel Pedersen
joelpedersen@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Center for Demography of Health and Aging Aug 1 2019

Requirements: PhD in a social or health science An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and writing skills, advanced knowledge of demographic and econometric methods with large survey and/or administrative data, and training or interest in life course analysis and health and aging outcomes. Knowledge of biodemography and causal inference methods is preferred.

Job Duties: The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for multiple postdoctoral research associate positions with research interests in one or more of the following areas: (1) applying advanced demographic and econometric methods to understand the importance of place of birth on later life health and mortality (2) applying demographic methods to understand Alzheimer's Disease processes (3) applying biodemographic/genetic methods to Alzheimer's Disease and other Aging processes. The new postdocs will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher, Alberto Palloni, Michal Engelman, Qiongshi Lu, Hyunseung Kang, and several other UW-Madison faculty on multi-year research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging. Appointments can start as early as August 2019, but start dates through January 2020 are possible.

Begin Date: September 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $60,000

Contact
Jason Fletcher
jason.fletcher@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Aug 31 2019

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph. D. in relevant biological, computational sciences, or engineering field, and will work effectively in a team research setting. The position will include a combination of computational and experimental work along with the analysis of genomic data from batch cultures or bioreactors. Required skills include an ability to combine analytic, chemical, computational and biochemical methods to the production of valuable chemicals from biomass fractions. Experience in quantitative methods, programming or modeling of microbial activities is desirable. Strong candidates will also have a track record of publication in quality peer-review journals, creativity, independence, and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Job Duties: One to two postdoctoral research associate positions are available to work with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) collaborators Daniel Noguera and Tim Donohue. The GLBRC is one of four national bioenergy research centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The position provides multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with GLBRC scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Michigan State University and other partners. The research focuses on understanding microbial pathways involved in the conversion of lignocellulsoic biomass components into valuable products. We seek to mine genomes of isolated bacteria or mixed communities to analyze, decipher and assemble bacterial hosts capable of converting lignin-derived aromatics and the residues remaining after biofuels fermentation into valuable chemicals that are currently derived from petroleum. The research combines use of genomics, systems, synthetic and computational biology, with metabolism, enzymology and genetics to assemble novel microbial chassis organisms that industry could use to generate valuable chemicals from plant biomass. The position is renewable annually, contingent upon funding and/or satisfactory performance. The candidate will be mentored by dedicated faculty and staff in the center and have the ability to mentor junior scientists, give oral presentations, and work as part of cross-disciplinary teams. A start date in late 2019 or early 2020 is preferred, but alternative timelines will be considered and should be noted in the cover letter. All questions about the position and application materials should be submitted to Tim Donohue (tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu) or Dan Noguera (noguera@engr.wisc.edu). Applicants should expect to be interviewed electronically and possibly in in person. Review of application materials will begin immediately, and applications will be considered until these training positions are filled. Applications should consist of a single pdf file that includes: -a cover letter (1-2 pages) that highlights past research accomplishments, how your previous experience will benefit this project and how this project aligns with your future research goals; -a curriculum vitae; -names and contact information for three references.

Begin Date: Late 2019 (flexible)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH pay scale (based on experience)

Contact
Tim Donohue or Dan Noguera
608-262-4663
tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu
noguera@engr.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology & Immunology July 31 2019

Requirements: Applications are invited from ambitious, independent and motivated candidates to work in the areas of translational bioinformatics and the human microbiome. This position is funded through a NIH Center of Excellence and Translational Research grant for the discovery of new antimicrobial agents. The candidate is expected to be highly independent and provide intellectual contributions and leadership to an interdisciplinary team comprising clinicians, molecular biologists, chemists, and evolutionary biologists to explore microbiome and host-microbiome-environment interactions. In addition, applicants should have a background in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or computational biology with specific experience working with shotgun metagenomic data. Current projects are aimed at exploring the chemical diversity encoded within in the human microbiome and probing the biological function of metabolites produced by host-associated microbes. The candidate will be jointly mentored by Dr. Lindsay Kalan, Dr. Nasia Safdar, and Dr. James Gern in the School of Medicine and Public Health. This position is highly collaborative and will require exceptional communication skills with teams from the laboratories of Dr. David Andes (infectious disease), Dr. Cameron Currie (bacteriology), Dr. Tim Bugni (pharmacy) and others. Candidates will work with samples and data from large scale human cohorts with the opportunity to develop independent research projects. UW–Madison is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is well known for its large microbiology community, has an active postdoctoral association and embraces mentoring and career development. In addition, the town of Madison was moved to the top of the list as Livability's "Best City in America," with great access to outdoor activities, music, culture, politics, food and craft beer. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their CV, a statement of research interests, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Lindsay Kalan: lkalan@wisc.edu

Job Duties: Additional desired qualifications: -Demonstrated expertise in modeling and analyzing host/microbiome interactions -Expertise in statistical methods and data analysis -Experience in the integration of different data modalities including metagenomics and metabolomics. -Background in microbiology and microbial metabolism -Strong communication and collaboration skills

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Levels

Contact
Lindsay Kalan
lkalan@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Implementation Science & Engineering Lab (DFMCH) Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D., M.D., or other terminal degree in the basic, applied, or social sciences (including but not limited to engineering, medicine, nursing, physical sciences, social sciences, public health, psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field). We seek a candidate who has a keen interest in implementation science, particularly in the use of mobile health (mHealth) in primary healthcare systems. Mixed-methods experience is strongly preferred, while strength quantitative methods is required. The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, superb interpersonal skills, and demonstrated organizational skills. We request a commitment of at least 2 years, but no more than 3 years, for this full-time postdoctoral position.

Job Duties: The Implementation Science & Engineering Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral position with Dr. Andrew Quanbeck, our lab's founder and principal investigator. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of investigators and scholars committed to advancing the integration of evidence-based practices in primary care using principles and tools from systems engineering. Dr. Quanbeck's research is known for its original ideas in the increasingly influential field of implementation science and is distinguished by its practical bent. Our study team prizes innovation and collaboration, as evidenced by our lab's close affiliations with UW's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Health Innovation Program (HIP) in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Center for Health Enhancement Studies (CHESS) in the College of Engineering. We seek lab members who take initiative, solve problems flexibly and effectively, follow through on tasks, and stand out for their collegial spirit. The postdoctoral research associate who will join our lab will be deeply involved in the cutting edge field of mHealth implementation research. Funded by an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (5R01AA024150-02: Integrating mHealth for Alcohol Use Disorders into Clinical Practice), this position offers an opportunity for exceptional professional growth for an implementation researcher seeking to collaborate with leading mHealth and implementation researchers. The expectation is that this candidate will gain hands-on experience conducting mHealth implementation research and initiate a record of scholarship in this area. The Postdoctoral Research Associate for this study will Play an integral role in conducting the study, a type II hybrid effectiveness-implementation project which tests the integration of a proven mHealth system for alcohol use disorders into a primary healthcare system in a three-arm randomized trial; work closely with an interdisciplinary team of health systems personnel and members of the lab and research team to implement the study protocol with fidelity; support study logistics, including overseeing mixed-methods data collection and analysis; help define and explore new avenues of research in the nascent field of mHealth implementation research; and author manuscripts for publication and present study results at academic meetings. To apply, Please submit a cover letter, CV, at least two writing samples, and the names and contact information for three professional references. You may direct questions and send materials to Dr. Christine Stephenson Program Manager, Implementation Science & Engineering Lab cstephenson@wisc.edu For more information on the parent R01 project supporting this postdoctoral position, please see the study's NIH RePORT profile, available at https://projectreporter.nih.gov/. To learn more about our lab and our research, visit us at https://isel.wisc.edu/

Begin Date: August 2019 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,004, minimum (commensurate with NIH scale and experience)

Contact
Christine Stephenson, PhD
cstephenson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing Aug 1 2019

Requirements: Recent (within 2 years) PhD or equivalent in Nursing or a closely related field. If PhD is in a related field, then a bachelor's degree in nursing is required. Strong background (practice or research) in the physical and psychosocial care of patients with cancer or other life-limiting chronic illnesses is required; symptom management experience is preferred. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly motivated, self-directed, with strong scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a beginning peer-reviewed publication record. Application Materials: - Curriculum Vitae - Representative sample of writing - A 1-2 page summary describing your career goals, area of research focus, previous research experiences, reasons for pursuing postdoctoral preparation, and goals for the training period. - 3 letters of reference

Job Duties: Under the guidance of faculty mentors, the Research Associate (Postdoctoral) will develop knowledge and skills to successfully transition from PhD training to an independent investigator role, conducting research in the area of symptom science or chronic illness self-management. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will gain skills in conducting and managing clinical intervention research, participate in ongoing cancer symptom cluster research conducted by Dr. Kwekkeboom's team, develop a line of independent clinical research, develop and submit a research proposal, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, participate in research seminars and professional development workshops, present research at regional and national research meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. To apply, please email the following to Dr. Susan Zahner (sjzahner@wisc.edu). 1. CV 2. Summary statement of career goals, area of research focus, previous research experiences, reasons for pursuing postdoctoral preparation, and goals for the training period (Max 2-pages) 3. Representative sample of writing 4. Three letters of reference

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

Contact
Dr. Susan Zahner
608-263-5282
sjzahner@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) College of Engineering Dec 31 2019

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in engineering or a related field. Experience with additive manufacturing and grant writing is a plus.

Job Duties: The Grainger Institute for Engineering within the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct original research on the processing of metal additive manufacturing components and the failure modes of these parts. This individual will work in a transdisciplinary environment, coordinate and collaborate with research efforts, and represent the Grainger Institute for Engineering at local and national levels. The successful candidate will be mentored in the multi-disciplinary intersection of materials design and advanced manufacturing while linking the technology to applications (including examples such as implants, heat exchangers, and light-weighting). Both powder bed and directed energy deposition metal additive techniques are available. Responsibilities to be developed include: - Perform innovative research on metal additive manufacturing - Work with Faculty on program development covering a broad range of technological applications - Initiate and coordinate cross-campus collaborations to explore the benefits of metal additive manufacturing - Interface with industry on technological solutions using additive manufacturing - Operate both a powder bed and directed energy metal additive unit to ensure continued success of the research. To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to gie@engr.wisc.edu by Dec 31 2019.

Begin Date: September 2019 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: ~$50,000+ benefits and discretionary funds

Contact
Page Metcalf
gie@engr.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center

Requirements: To learn about program faculty, research projects, and how to apply, visit: waisman.wisc.edu/administrative-core/postdoctoral-training-program-idd

Job Duties: The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has an open position in the Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. This program has been supported continuously by NICHD since its inception in 1995, and over 95% of former trainees have obtained faculty or research positions relevant to IDD, and the majority have successfully received extramural research funding. The NICHD-funded multidisciplinary program prepares trainees for research careers focused on genetic conditions such as fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, autism, and other rare disorders and IDDs of unknown etiology . Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology.

Contact
Sigan Hartley
postdocapp@waisman.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Aug 1 2019

Requirements: PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent

Job Duties: The Sauer lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking for highly motivated post-docs to join our team studying bacterial-host interactions and how these interactions lead to either disease or long term cell mediated immunity. We seek to fill up to two NIH-funded positions. The Sauer lab is interested in all aspects of host-pathogen interactions and primarily uses the foodborne pathogen and model organism Listeria monocytogenes to dissect these interactions. Currently funded projects in the lab focus on 4 major areas including: 1. How do intracellular pathogens parasitize their host cells? This project focuses on the mechanisms by which L. monocytogenes and other professional cytosolic pathogens survive and thrive in the host cell cytosol. 2. How can we take advantage of pathogen virulence strategies to develop novel antimicrobials? This project focuses both on understanding how highly conserved virulence factors known as PASTA kinases function and also on further developing small molecule inhibitors of these kinases as novel antibiotics. 3. How does the host recognize and respond to infection by intracellular pathogens? This project focuses on identifying and understanding the mechanism of action for innate, cell autonomous defenses that protect the host cell cytosol with a particular focus on how metabolism influences these interactions. 4. How does innate immune recognition of intracellular pathogens drive adaptive immune responses?This project aims to understand how innate immune signaling, in particular eicosanoid signaling, primes antigen specific T-cell responses to L. monocytogenes immunization, particularly in the context of tumor immunotherapy. The projects are currently funded by 2 R01s, an R21, and a BWF PATH fellowship. Successful applicants will be scientifically ambitious with a strong record of published research success and a PhD or equivalent. UW–Madison is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is well known for its large microbiology community, has an active postdoc association and embraces mentoring and career development. In addition, the town of Madison was moved to the top of the list as Livability's "Best City in America," with great access to outdoor activities, music, culture, politics, food and craft beer. Send a CV and cover letter explaining your research interests to JD Sauer (sauer3@wisc.edu). Also, reach out to @SauerLab or get more information at https://sites.google.com/view/sauerlabwisc/home.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,004 (NIH Scale)

Contact
JD Sauer
608-263-1529
sauer3@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Dec 31 2019

Requirements: A PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, biological sciences, 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) are required. Experience with animal, proteomics, RNA-seq are preferred but not required. Applicants must be highly motivated and hard-working.

Job Duties: The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include planning, coordinating and performing scientific experiments for studying the activity and the mechanism of action of drug candidates developed in the group. The individual will engage in interdisciplinary drug discovery research by collaborating with chemists and other biologists in the group. Additional duties include mentoring undergraduate and junior graduate students and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab.

Begin Date: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology & Immunology Sept 30 2019

Requirements: PhD

Job Duties: The Huttenlocher Lab is looking for a postdoctoral research candidate to study innate immune inflammation using zebrafish as a model system. In particular, we are looking for someone interested in studying the role of innate immunity and inflammation resolution in the context of wound healing and cancer. If you are interested, please contact Anna Huttenlocher with a CV and statement of interest.

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

Contact
Anna Huttenlocher
huttenlocher@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Nov 23 2019

Requirements: A PhD in neuroscience or related biological sciences. Candidate must be highly motivated to carry out cutting-edge research in innate immunity and focal cerebral ischemia. Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience with the Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion (MCAO) surgery in rodents is required. In addition, prior experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques including tissue culture and immunohistochemistry is required.

Job Duties: The Famakin lab is funded by start-up funds to develop a research program in innate immunity and focal cerebral ischemia. The successful candidate will employ the MCAO model to study innate immune activation during acute stroke and during stroke recovery. The lab is also interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie innate immune activation as it relates to the blood brain barrier disruption during acute focal cerebral ischemia. We use various cellular and molecular biology techniques to study innate immune activation during acute focal cerebral ischemia and during stroke recovery. The goal of these studies is to lay the groundwork for the development of novel therapeutics to attenuate tissue damage resulting from innate immune activation during acute stroke and therapeutics to potentiate brain repair during stroke recovery.

Begin Date: Immediately
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Samantha Jenson
sjenson@neurology.wisc.edu