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A Research Associate is an employee who is continuing training after the receipt of the doctorate and is funded from a principal investigator’s grant funds or other sources rather than from fellowship funds.
A Research Intern is an employee who typically is continuing training after receipt of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

This listing does not include all Research Associate and Research Intern vacancies at UW–Madison. These positions are not required to be posted here, but this website is offered as an aid to both departments and applicants. This listing will be updated once a week to add new vacancies.

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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 8 Sep 2017

Requirements: The candidate must be motivated to pursue basic biomedical research and discover new things. S/he should have a doctorate degree in cell/molecular biology or a relevant area with at least one major publication (regular journals or biorxiv). Experience in molecular biology, advanced light microscopy and live imaging is desirable. The candidate must be able to work collegially with others, and is expected to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. Women, minorities, and other disadvantaged candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is available in the Roy lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, to study mechanisms of neuronal trafficking in physiology and neurodegenerative diseases. Projects in the lab are centered around trafficking of proteins related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and transport mechanisms of cytosolic and cytoskeletal proteins in neurons. Knowledge of cell biology and biochemistry is required, and experience in live imaging is desirable but not necessary. A general approach in the Roy lab is to develop simple cellular models of normal and abnormal biological phenotypes - using dissociated neurons, 3-D organoids, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC's) - and test predictions from these models in brains. Key publications using this approach are listed below, for a full list please see: roylab.org/publications. Current projects include novel uses of CRISPR-Cas9 technology in cellular model-systems of neurodegenerative diseases, optogenetic approaches to study slow axonal transport, and use of iPSC's to explore human cell biology. The lab has ongoing collaborations with researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the Waisman Center, and other investigators at UW–Madison; and is located on modern, state of the art laboratory and office space overlooking Lake Mendota (within the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research or WIMR-II tower). To apply, send CV and names/contact information of three references to roy27@wisc.edu. Selected Publications: Das U, Wang L, Ganguly A, Saikia J, Wagner SL, Koo EH and Roy S. (2016) Visualization of APP and BACE-1 approximation in neurons: new insights into the amyloidogenic pathway. Nature Neuroscience, Jan;19(1):55-64. PMID: 26642089 Ganguly A, Tang Y, Wang L, Ladt K, Loi J, Dargent D, Leterrier C, and Roy S. (2015) A dynamic formin-dependent deep F-actin network in axons. Journal of Cell Biology, Aug 3 issue; 210(3): 401-17. PMID: 26216902 Wang L, Das U, Scott DA, Tang Y, McLean PJ, Roy S. (2014) α-Synuclein Multimers Cluster Synaptic Vesicles and Attenuate Recycling. Current Biology 24(19):2319-26. PMID: 25264250 Das U, Scott D, Koo EH, Tang Y and Roy S. (2013) Activity-induced convergence of APP and BACE-1 in acidic microdomains via an endocytosis-dependent pathway. Neuron, 79(3):447-60. PMID: 23931995. Scott D, Das U, Tang Y and Roy S. (2011) Mechanistic logic underlying the axonal transport of cytosolic proteins. Neuron, 70(3):441-54. PMID: 21555071

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard based upon experience

Contact
Dr. Subhojit Roy
roy27@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Chemistry 31 Dec 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 31 Dec 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) Comparative Biosciences 6 Sep 2017

Requirements: The Jorgensen Laboratory of Developmental Reproductive Endocrinology is seeking a highly motivated individual interested in the fundamental principles of steroid biology and its role in development and adult physiology. Investigative avenues will include discovery of epigenetic and direct transcriptional regulation along with high resolution visualization of molecular control of steroid synthesis at the level of single Leydig cells within whole testes. Discovery will include longitudinal analysis from progenitor, fetal, and adult Leydig cell populations in response to respective external stimulation. These studies have the potential to expand to other systems that depend on local control steroid synthesis including aggressive castration recurrent prostate cancer.

Job Duties: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in life sciences with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, transcriptional regulation, and high resolution microscopy. Experience with mouse models is desired but not essential. Additional qualities should include the ability to work in a team, passion for the scientific endeavor, and excellence in communication skills.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Joan Jorgensen
joan.jorgensen@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry 31 Aug 2017

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. How to Apply: Email Veronica Pierce a CV and contact information of three references.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Veronica Pierce
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Intern Biochemistry 1 Dec 2017

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting motivated a motivated research intern 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 and microfluidic platforms to probe spatiotemporal behaviors of microbial systems. A B.S. or B.S.E. 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: $28,595

Contact
Veronica Pierce
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry 1 Dec 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

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering 1 Oct 2017

Requirements: PhD degree in biological sciences.

Job Duties: A Post-Doctoral position is available at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which focuses on molecular imaging and nanotechnology. A PhD or MD/PhD degree in molecular/cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or related biomedical fields is required. Exceptional written and oral communication skills, self-motivation, ability to work independently or in a team-oriented setting in a multidisciplinary environment are required. Experience in CRISPR is highly desired. Research topics include molecular imaging, nanotechnology/nanomedicine, cancer research, and/or cardiovascular research. Responsibilities include biology/imaging-related experiments (80%) and writing/editing manuscripts and grants (20%). Candidates must be skilled and proficient in the English language, and within 1 year of obtaining a PhD degree. This position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. The start date is flexible and can be as early as 10/1/2017 . To apply, please submit your current CV along with a brief statement of your scientific writing experience to Prof. Weibo Cai by e-mail.

Start Date: October 1, 2017
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000

Contact
Weibo Cai
wcai4@wisc.edu