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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center July 15 2018

Requirements: PhD or equivalent in cell / molecular / developmental biology, neuroscience, or chemistry is required. Experiences in electrophysiology, small animal microsurgery, genome editing, or 3D printing are highly desirable.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study neural stem/progenitor cell self-renewal /reprogramming and functional dissection / therapeutic implication of human neural cells in neurological disorders.

Begin Date: 6/15/18 - 7/15/18
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Dr. Su-Chun Zhang
1500 Highland Ave
(608) 265-2543
suchun.zhang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery May 30 2018

Requirements: Education: Doctorate of Philosophy Required Background (preferred): Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Zoology, Otolaryngology, Neurology Preferred Skills: Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy, Rodent Behavior, PCR, Western Blotting

Job Duties: Duties: Design and execute studies related to the primary research focus as well as develop independent line of research including: 1. Study design 2. Data collection (behavioral and tissue/molecular) 3. Data analyses (behavioral, microscopy, bench work, statistical) 4. Prepare manuscripts 5. Write grants 6. Present findings at local and scientific meetings 7. Mentor students (undergraduate, graduate) The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is seeking a post-doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Michelle Ciucci, PhD, CCC-SLP. The proposed research examines how muscles and nerves involved in communication (voice) and swallowing may be affected by Parkinson disease. Experiments will determine how pathologies in muscles and nerves contribute to communication (voice) and swallowing deficits and when in the disease process these deficits emerge. Further, this work will examine how exercise-based voice and swallow therapies prevent or reverse muscle and nerve pathologies using a novel genetic rat model.

Contact
Sarah Pavao
pavao@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery June 15 2018

Requirements: MD or PhD degree required

Job Duties: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Surgery has funding through a T32 grant from the NIDCD to help foster the development of translational research skills and future leaders in the field of voice science. It offers promising postdoctoral fellows comprehensive laboratory and clinical research experiences, as well as exposure to a curriculum in clinical trials, hypothesis-based research design, management, ethics, and data analysis. The training program includes otolaryngologists, speech pathologists and basic scientists working closely with trainees. The combination of training in voice science with a multidisciplinary focus and translational application will contribute to future generations of scientists. A diverse group of trainers supports the program and offer training opportunities in the following voice-related research areas: - Engineering, stem cells and biomaterials - Genetics and proteomics - Physiology and neurophysiology - Biomechanics and modeling - Imaging - Surgical and behavioral treatments - Anatomy. To Apply: Application instructions and additional details.

Begin Date: 6/25/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Based on NIH NRSA Stipends

Contact
Sarah Pavao
608-262-0744
pavao@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) WI National Primate Research Center, Stem Cell June 15 2018

Requirements: Ph.D., MD, or equivalent doctoral degree. Strong backgrounds in hematopoiesis, hematopoietic stem cell biology, immunology, molecular, cell or computational biology.

Job Duties: Post-doctoral position is available at University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI National Primate Research Center for a highly motivated scientist with recent doctoral training in hematopoiesis, or cellular and molecular biology. The overall goal of the project is to study the molecular mechanisms leading to hematopoietic specification from human pluripotent stem cells. One of our main interests in the lab seeks to use molecular profiling and epigenetic analysis to understand how lymphoid and self-renewal program is established in blood cells emerging from hemogenic endothelium. Based on this knowledge we are looking to advance pluripotent stem cell technologies for immunotherapies and bone marrow transplantation. Specific duties include cell culture, induced pluripotent stem cell transfection and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, conditional gene expression, molecular cloning, hematopoietic differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, in vivo engraftment assay, collaboration with bioinformatician on RNAseq and ChIPseq data analysis. Creativity, initiative, and persistence will be essential characteristics for the successful candidate. Additionally, we are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced and challenging research environment and can multitask and interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. University of Wisconsin is the world leader in stem cell biology and an elite center for learning and research. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research and network with internationally renowned scientists within Wisconsin Stem Cell Program. The principal investigator is affiliated with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) and Morgridge Institute for Research and directs Precision Therapeutics core at WNPRC. Strong English speaking and writing skills are essential as well as a track record of peer reviewed publications. Applications, accompanied by a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and list of references should be sent to the attention of Dr. Igor Slukvin.

Begin Date: 6/4/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard (min $47,476)

Contact
Dr. Igor Slukvin
1220 Capitol Ct Madison, WI 53715
islukvin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Sept 1 2018

Requirements: Position 1: PhD in Chemical Biology, Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, or associated field is required. A strong background in synthetic chemistry is essential, and experience with preparation of bioconjugates is preferred. Position 2: PhD in Pharmacology, Neuroscience, or associated field is required. A strong background in murine behavioral models of CNS disorders is essential, and experience with pharmacokinetic modeling is preferred.

Job Duties: The Wenthur lab is inviting applications for two postdoctoral researchers in the areas of chemical neuroscience and neuropharmacology to start in Fall 2018. The chosen candidates will conduct research on the identification and manipulation of mechanisms underlying the actions of synthetic psychoactive drugs and experimental psychiatric therapeutics. Currently available projects have a focus on the deconvoluting complex mixtures of compounds exhibiting polypharmacologic mechanisms of action. Training of graduate students, exploration of new research areas/ideas, and applications for independent funding will be important parts of the individual's career development. Highly-motivated candidates prepared to cross-train in techniques at the interface of chemistry and biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send the following materials to wenthur@wisc.edu: A) a cover letter explaining their research experience and career goals, interest in position 1 or 2, and preferred start date; B) a current CV; and C) names of three professional references. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: Aug - Sept 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Cody Wenthur
wenthur@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry June 1 2018

Requirements: A PhD degree in immunology is required. Experience with multi color flow cytometry and familarity with immunological assays including intracellular cytokine stainig, culturing of immune cells, and adoptive transfers are required. Familarity with an autoimmune disease mouse model is highly desired.

Job Duties: The candidate will be identifying immune phenotype of type 1 diabetes mouse models that lack specific components of the stress response pathway in their beta cells. The candidate will design, and execute, the experiments and analyze and report the data. He/she will train graduate/undergraduate students and the technicans in the lab, write manuscripts and present the data in national conferences.

Begin Date: Immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000 or higher depending on experience

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Anesthesiology June 30 2018

Requirements: PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering or related field. Must have computer programming skills, familiarity with analysis of electrophysiological signals.

Job Duties: Project is focused on mechanisms of loss and recovery of consciousness under anesthesia. Duties include analysis of resting state and stimulus-related electrophysiological data collected from human subjects, especially application of multivariate autoregressive models and connectivity measures.

Begin Date: 7/1/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Matthew Banks
1300 University Ave, Room 4625
608-261-1143
mibanks@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing June 1 2018

Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in Nursing or a closely related field. If PhD is in a related field, then a master's degree in nursing is required. The successful candidate will have excellent scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills, and be highly motivated to engage in activities leading to new knowledge development in an area of injury prevention relevant to one or more priority child/adolescent population health concerns, particularly in rural areas. A firm commitment to a research career in injury prevention and nursing is expected.

Job Duties: The Research Associate (Postdoctoral) will join the research team led by Dr. Traci Snedden, an expert in adolescent concussive injury and subsequent risks for symptoms and cognitive deficits affecting academic performance and overall quality of life, to complete the one year Shapiro Fellowship (2018-19) in Child/Adolescent Injury Prevention. Dr. Snedden's research lab boasts a highly interactive, collegial team-based atmosphere with staff and interdisciplinary trainees at several career stages. The Research Associate (Postdoctoral) will assist in investigations focused on injury prevention within rural communities and underserved populations while also pursuing their own child/adolescent research and dissemination interests. Specific activities will include collaborative writing mentorship, support in grant writing, option to serve as a teaching assistant, mentoring of undergraduate and graduate lab team members, and opportunities for additional individualized research training.

Begin Date: August 20, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000

Contact
Dr. Traci Snedden
608-263-5246
tsnedden@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine June 30 2018

Requirements: 1. PhD in immunology-related discipline required. 2. Experience with flow cytometry strongly preferred. 3. Experience with murine models preferred. 4. Fluency in written and oral english required. 5. Prior strong publication record in Immunology required. 6. Experience with presentations at national and international peer-reviewed fora on immunology preferred. 7. Team spirit. 8. Willingness to teach and supervise more junior colleagues (grad students, undergrads).

Job Duties: The Asimakopoulos lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to embark on studies characterizing the impact of tumor matrix remodeling on tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells and antigen-presenting cells (dendritic cells), with particular focus on multiple myeloma, a tumor of plasma cells. This is a position funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The work entails classical and newly-generated murine models of myeloma, collection of hematopoietic tissue and analysis, multiparametric flow cytometry, genomic and proteomic approaches and translational immunology. The work promises to generate novel vaccination approaches and validate novel immune biomarkers. APPLICATION: Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Required application materials: Cover letter Resume/Vitae Contact information for a minimum of 3 professional work references. Please apply to: fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Fotis Asimakopoulos
fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism May 31 2018

Requirements: 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 be designed to meet the candidate's expertise, research interests and career goals.

Job Duties: The Lamming Laboratory for the Molecular Physiology of Aging is recruiting a highly motivated new/recent Ph.D. graduate who wishes 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—particularly the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine—influence 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 Specific duties will include identifying research problems and designing research methodologies; assisting 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: July 1, 2018 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard based on experience

Contact
Dudley Lamming, Ph.D.
dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Aug 31 2018

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting postdoctoral researchers in several areas of microbial systems and synthetic biology. Areas of interest include ecological systems biology of the human gut microbiota, genetic determinants and metabolites mediating microbial interactions, design of genetic circuits to monitor and manipulate microbial communities, 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.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Base

Contact
Stefanie Lannoye
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Jun 30 2018

Requirements: A PhD in biological sciences, engineering, or related fields. Experience with protein engineering, synthetic biology, computational biology, and/or microfluidics are a plus, but not required.

Job Duties: The Romero laboratory at UW–Madison engineers biomolecules for applications in health, chemistry, and bioenergy. We leverage cutting-edge experimental technologies and computational tools to understand and design proteins and nucleic acids. We have openings on multiple projects, which include developing cancer diagnostics, membrane transporter engineering, and large-scale machine learning.

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

Contact
Stefanie Lannoye
jobs@biochem.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