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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) Department of Engineering Physics Mar 1 2021

Requirements: A postdoctoral fellow opportunity is available in the Department of Engineering Physics for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in studying nuclear power plant thermal-hydraulics and safety analysis. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in system-level transient simulation and nuclear power plant safety analysis.

Job Duties: The project involves simulation and analysis of light water reactor and advanced reactor transient behavior during design-based accidents and severe accidents and evaluating proposed safety system features. The research typically uses the MELCOR code system, an engineering-level severe accident analysis code developed by Sandia National Laboratory. Advanced codes (e.g., MOOSE and SAM) may also be used as appropriate. Experience with FORTRAN code is preferred. The skills of writing technical reports and publications are also required. This position directly reports to Dr. Jun Wang, the principal investigator of the research projects. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume with names and contact information for two references to Dr. Jun Wang, jwang564@wisc.edu. Applications received by March 1, 2021, will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

Begin Date: Spring 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $60,000

Contact
Jun Wang
jwang564@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Population Health Sciences Until filled

Requirements: Candidates must have earned a doctorate in Economics, Sociology, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Population Health, Sociology, Medical Geography, or a related quantitative field. Candidate must also be proficient with managing large survey and administrative databases and data programming and analysis using SAS or STATA. Finally, candidate should be committed to research transparency and treating others with respect and dignity.

Job Duties: The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research associate with research interests in reproductive health equity. The Research Associate will work closely with Dr. Tiffany Green and her team on innovative projects examining the links between health and social policies and environmental factors on racial/ethnic disparities in access to healthcare, birth outcomes and maternal health and wellbeing. These projects are based on public- and restricted-use data sources, including large survey and administrative datasets as well as primary community-based data collection. Research Associate responsibilities include conducting literature reviews and data analyses, presenting research to academic, policy and community audiences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The Research Associate will also be expected to independently lead new manuscript development, and will have opportunities to contribute to new project development, including research design, survey and questionnaire development, and funding proposals. This position also offers financial support and protected time for the Research Associate’s independent research agenda and professional development, including pilot funding, conferences, coursework and short-term workshops.

Begin Date: Summer/Fall 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: follow the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Award Stipend Scale

Contact
Tiffany Green
tlgreen2@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences Feb 1 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in Physiology, Cell or Molecular Biology or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have a solid background in reproductive sciences; experience in reproductive immunology would be highly beneficial. Desirable technical skills include primary cell isolation from tissues, histological analyses by IHC and ISH, flow cytometry and immune cell isolation and analyses, bioinformatics and RNAseq analyses.

Job Duties: A new NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Ted Golos at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This project is multidisciplinary, interfacing with collaborators in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Physics/Radiology implementing MRI to study uterine and intervillous blood flow developing models of fetal growth restriction and maternal-fetal immunology in pregnant nonhuman primates. The position will involve primary responsibility for working day-to-day with veterinary and animal care staff in monitoring reproductive cycles and pregnancy and scheduling experimental procedures, planning experiments and analyses of collected samples, assisting collaborators in preparation of manuscripts reporting research results, and presenting research at conferences. This position will be 12 calendar months. The postdoctoral fellow will also interact closely with lab staff in implementing Luminex assays for cytokines and other soluble regulators in serum and tissue specimens, and histological and flow cytometric analysis of immune cells in the experimental models.

Begin Date: asap, 02/01/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Postdoctoral scale

Contact
Ted Golos
golos@primate.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Until filled

Requirements: o Must meet one of the following: --PhD degree in computer science, information science, computational linguistics, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, data science, or a closely related field; --Preferred master?s degree in one of the fields above and at least one year of work experience OR at least 3 years work experience in deep learning or NLP. o Experience in research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects in the clinical arena. o Experience in the fields of areas of deep learning OR clinical natural language processing/computational linguistics. Additional experience in medical terminologies/ontologies is strongly encouraged. o Preferred experience with cloud computing for both Azure and AWS. o Strong programming experience (e.g., Python, Java, R, SAS, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, SQL). o Strong written and oral communication skills required. o Ability to work both independently and as a team player.

Job Duties: Drs. Matthew Churpek, MD, PhD, and Majid Afshar, MD, MS, of the Churpek/Afshar Data Science Lab, are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of health informatics with a focus on federally funded projects (National Institute of Health and Department of Defense) in clinical natural language processing and deep learning. We are seeking a clinical NLP lead in our lab. The individual will use computational methods for representing and analyzing data from the electronic health record for clinical applications to improve health outcomes in hospitalized patients. These activities include training and fine-tuning pre-trained neural language models such as BERT, RoBERTA, GPT, etc. and adapting them for long document classification, building clinical NLP tasks for benchmarking, and federated learning activities. NLP tasks will include named entity recognition, relation extraction, sentence similarity, natural language inference, and natural language generation. The diversity of subject matter will require a multidisciplinary candidate with a background in statistics, modern neural network architectures such as transformers, transfer learning, and data management to derive and validate clinical decision support tools for the electronic health record. We are looking for candidates who could fill one of two possible subspecialties in our lab but preferably both: o Sub-specialty 1: Deep learning (transformers, ANN, CNN, RNN, and GNN) o Sub-specialty 2: Natural language processing (NLP) The Research Associate will be expected to lead manuscripts and participate in multi-center collaborations under close mentorship by a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, clinical informatics experts, biostatisticians, and computer scientists.

Begin Date: January 19 or thereafter. The position is renewable annually.
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: TBD - Standard postdoc salary

Contact
Madeline K Oguss
mkoguss@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Cell and Regenerative Biology Mar 1 2021

Requirements: The positions require experience with biological and biochemical techniques (subcloning, PCR, western blot, CRISPR/Cas9), imaging skills (in vivo imaging, confocal imaging, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization, etc.) and genomic skills (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and scRNA-seq). Experience in zebrafish or animal models is preferred, but not required. Successful applicants will be highly motivated with good communication skills, interest and experience in tissue regeneration research, a proven publication record, and the ability to work independently. For further information about the Kang Lab, visit our website. To Apply: Interested individuals should email their CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Junsu Kang (junsu.kang@wisc.edu).

Job Duties: The Dr. Kang lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an outstanding and talented Postdoctoral Research Scientist with a Ph.D. trained in, but not limited to, developmental biology, molecular biology, tissue regeneration, or animal genetics. The projects will focus on tissue regeneration using zebrafish as a model system. These projects will utilize established genetic zebrafish strains, discovered by forward genetics or generated by genome editing technique, and a wide range of molecular, cellular, biochemical and genetic approaches. The research goals are to identify novel regeneration-associated genes and to understand how injury signals are transduced to trigger tissue regeneration programs. This position will be supported by the NIH fund. Review of applications will begin Jan 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Dr. Junsu Kang's CV can be found in kang.crb.wisc.edu. A full publication record can be found in ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/junsu.kang.1/bibliography/public.

Begin Date: immediately; flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Follow NIH standard

Contact
Junsu Kang
junsu.kang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Entomology Jan 15 2021

Requirements: Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or a related field with experience in molecular techniques and population genetics 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 two 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 further our understanding of population dynamics and movement and to refine management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on two pest species of interest: Drosophila suzukii (spotted-wing drosophila) and Systena frontalis (red-headed flea beetle). We are looking for a motivated and flexible researcher who will be able to manage several projects and balance field work with laboratory assays. The primary focus of the researcher will be to lead a grant that assesses genetic diversity and population structure of spotted-wing drosophila in the North Central region. Additional projects will focus on assessing landscape factors affecting the movement and distribution of flea beetle in cranberry as well as addressing questions on the basic biology of this emerging pest in cranberry. The researcher will be responsible for 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 To apply: Interested applicants should submit a current CV, statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and copies of 3 recent publications to Christelle Guedot at guedot@wisc.edu. For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Christelle Guedot at guedot@wisc.edu or call 608-262-0899.

Begin Date: March 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Christelle Guedot
guedot@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) Medicine Jan 15 2021

Requirements: Dr. Jane Churpek, MD, MS is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of cancer genomics with a focus on human, animal, and cell based models of inherited susceptibility to bone marrow failure and cancer. Requirements: PhD degree in genetics, molecular/cellular biology, or a closely related field; Experience in bench research; ability to plan, trouble shoot, and analyze wet lab molecular biology and molecular genetics experiments. DNA repair assay/model experience is ideal. Experience with mouse models of hematopoiesis and/or cancer. Genomic data set analysis experience preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Ability to work both independently and as a team player.

Job Duties: The individual will use genomic analysis of human samples to identify rare inherited genetic variation driving risk for bone marrow failure and cancer and model the multi-step process from at risk to cancer mechanistically in human samples, cell lines and animal models. The diversity of subject matter will require a multidisciplinary candidate with a background in molecular biology, hematopoiesis, genetics/genomics, and bioinformatic analysis of genomic datasets. The Research Associate will be expected to lead the experimental approaches to and analysis of multiple projects, write manuscripts and grant applications, and participate in team science under close mentorship of Dr. Churpek and along with her team of laboratory scientists, data scientists, students, clinical research assistants, and collaborators.

Begin Date: 1/2021; Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Per NRSA Scale

Contact
Jane Churpek, MD, MS
jchurpek@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) Horticulture Jan 8 2021

Requirements: A postdoctoral position is available starting spring 2021 in Irwin Goldman's Lab in the Department of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), University of Wisconsin–Madison. The project is a collaboration with the University of Georgia and led by Dr. Esther van der Knaap, focusing on the genetic control of root shape. The recently discovered OFP-TRM-SUN regulon has emerged as an important paradigm in the variation in shape of produce ranging from fruits to grains. Proteins from these families are associated with microtubules that are thought to affect cell division leading to altered organ shapes. We plan to extend the regulon to carrot and table beet and investigate whether these genes are responsible for the large variation present in root shape. We also plan to determine whether other members of the OFP, TRM, SUN family influence shape traits. These studies should lead to insights into the regulation of organogenesis in plants and provide opportunities for vegetable crop improvement. The Goldman lab focuses on vegetable breeding and genetics; in particular carrot, onion, and table beet. Our lab is involved in a range of activities including breeding for flavor and other consumer-focused quality traits, cultivar development, selection for improved disease resistance, and mapping genes for traits important to the crops we study. (horticulture.wisc.edu/directory/irwin-goldman) The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is an engine of scientific discovery, with researchers working across the spectrum of agricultural and life sciences. Academically, the college offers research-based, hands-on teaching of undergraduates; world-class graduate programs rich in research and project assistantships; and short courses, workshops and other programs. Our outreach activities bring the work of the college to Wisconsin businesses, organizations and communities throughout the state.

Job Duties: Preference will be given to applicants with strong research and publication records, experience with plant breeding, and knowledge of image processing techniques and modelling skills. Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team and willingness to participate in agricultural field work is required. Competitive salary will be provided based on qualifications. The position is initially for one year, with potential to extend to two or more years based on performance, funding, and need. Application Instructions: The following application materials should be emailed to Irwin Goldman (ilgoldma@wisc.edu) with the email subject of "Postdoc Position Application". Please include the following materials in one pdf file: 1) Cover letter describing general research and career interests 2) CV 3) A representative published manuscript from your previous work 4) List of 3 professional references with contact information Materials are due by January 8, 2021.

Begin Date: Spring 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary:$47,476 minimum

Contact
Irwin Goldman
ilgoldma@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) Surgery/Vascular Surgery Feb 1 2021

Requirements: Candidates should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, or related field. The ideal candidate is a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly, function both independently and within a team, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: animal models of cardiovascular disease disease; basic laboratory skills in vascular biology.

Job Duties: The Yamanouchi laboratory in the Department of Surgery is looking for a highly motivated and self-directed individual who will provide expertise at a comprehensive and independent level. The position requires the ability to design research methodologies and perform the research with critical thinking and the ability to identify problems and barriers. Specific skill sets include RNA, DNA extraction and amplification, PCR, Western Blot, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, protocol and assay development. This individual will work closely with students and other researchers in different departments on a variety of exciting and challenging projects on the cutting edge of vascular biology research. Exploration of pathology of aortic aneurysm and other vascular disease. Development and use of cultured macrophages and mouse aneurysm models will be a significant part of this position. This position will also assist in the development of grant applications and the preparation and presentation of research results. In addition, this individual may be required to perform lab management duties including supervision of personnel.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale, dependent on experience

Contact
Dai Yamanouchi
yamano@surgery.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) VCRGE/WAISMAN Jan 15 2021

Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an approved internship. Given the program's clinical emphasis, training and experience in providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder, is required.

Job Duties: The Waisman Center at University of Wisconsin–Madison announces the availability of one to two psychology postdoctoral fellowships in developmental disabilities. The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. The Waisman Center's research entity encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility. In addition, the Waisman Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous early intervention, educational, and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future. The Waisman Center is one of only a few locations in the country where all three federally funded programs - an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities training program (LEND) - are co-located. We are offering one-year postdoctoral fellowship position(s) in psychology primarily assessment focused within an interdisciplinary outpatient setting for children referred for neurodevelopmental evaluations. The fellow may also provide clinical intervention services and behavioral consultation for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families. Although autism spectrum disorder is a primary focus of the program, children with other developmental disabilities receive services at the Waisman Center. Fellows receive at least one hour per week of individual supervision from a qualified supervisor. The fellowship in intended to include opportunities to participate in ongoing formal training concerning the provision of interdisciplinary/interprofessional, family-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through the Wisconsin LEND program. The Fellow will also participate in research. Applications will be reviewed when submitted but must be received no later than January 15, 2021.

Begin Date: 2021, with a flexible start date depending on availability and remote/in-person options

Contact
Alyssa Walsh
awalsh9@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Jan 19 2021

Requirements: We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career in intellectual and developmental disabilities, have completed prior research and training in the field, have an outstanding academic record, and who have received (or will have received by our anticipated appointment start date) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign organization. The UW will determine if a foreign degree is equivalent. Since this is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health, we must adhere to their citizenship requirement for all individuals funded by this training grant. NIH requires that trainees be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Trainees or scholars in these programs, who are permanent residents of the U.S., must submit a notary's signed statement with the appointment form certifying that they have (1) a permanent resident card [USCIS Form I-551] or (2) other legal verification of such status.

Job Duties: The program includes a set of experiences common to all fellows, but is individualized to meet the needs, interests, and professional goals of individual fellows. Each fellow completes a program of research training and a core curriculum. Research training includes: - Planning and conducting independent research - Collaborating with program faculty on research - Participating in regular research meetings with mentors The core curriculum includes: - Seminars on biobehavioral research, theory, and methods in developmental disabilities and human development - Seminars on research design and data analysis - Seminars on race, ethnicity, and culture - Seminars on research ethics - Seminars on professional development, including obtaining extramural research funding

Contact
Eric Schafer
schafer@waisman.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Kinesiology Feb 1 2021

Requirements: Successful candidates should understand human subject research principles. Laboratory experience in clinical research, exercise physiology, cardiovascular or neurovascular physiology is highly desired. Experience working with patients or human subjects is strongly preferred. Must be detail oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and have evidence of strong verbal and written communication. Must be also possess problem-solving and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will have experience in IRB/human studies, mentoring students, be highly motivated and independent with a strong publication record. Proficiency with common computer software, physiology data analysis programs, and biostatistical software is essential.

Job Duties: This position will assist with the research conducted in the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory in the Exercise and Neurovascular Physiology Laboratory led by Dr. Jill Barnes. The main responsibility associated with this position is the development of protocols and technical coordination of human studies focusing on cerebral blood flow regulation. Other responsibilities include data analysis, scientific manuscript and grant writing. The position will involve work on projects are currently funded by an NIH R01/RF1, the Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, and the Alzheimer's Association. This position involves working with laboratory staff and students, mentoring trainees, as well as assisting with cross-campus interdisciplinary collaborations with the School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and the VA hospital. There are numerous training opportunities available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will be available to the candidate, including the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, the Cardiovascular Research Center, and Institute of Aging, in addition to opportunities within the Department of Kinesiology.

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

Contact
Jill Barnes
608-262-1654
jnbarnes@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) Emergency Medicine Until filled

Requirements: The ideal applicant will have a doctoral degree in a health-related field and a strong clinical research background, including experience in health services research. Experience in geriatrics and/or emergency care research are ideal, but not required. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently, and have excellent communication and team science skills.

Job Duties: The Research Associate (Postdoc) will work on locally and federally-funded research projects in Dr. Shah's group in the Department of Emergency Medicine, which focuses on improving emergency care of the older adult, particularly those with dementia / impaired cognition. The postdoc will be involved in a range of studies that require the ability to execute health services research studies with critical thinking while identifying and addressing problems. Primary responsibilities will include: 1) developing and conducting research studies, engaging stakeholders and collaborators to maximize success; 2) managing and analyzing study data; 3) performing literature searches and technical writing in support of the study activities, publications and scientific presentations. Applications including a letter of interest and CV should be sent to Michelle Rindal (mrindal@medicine.wisc.edu) or Dr. Shah (mnshah@medicine.wisc.edu).

Percent Time: 80-100%

Contact
Michelle Rindal
mrindal@medicine.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) Engineering Physics Until filled

Requirements: - Ph.D. (or completion of Ph.D. requirements prior to start date) in physics, engineering physics, electrical engineering, or similar field - A strong quantitative background with proficiency in machine learning, time-series analysis, and collaborative software development - Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Duties: The Beam Emission Spectroscopy group in the Department of Engineering Physics seeks applicants for a postdoc position to join a multi-institution research program in ML-enhanced (machine learning) real-time control and prediction at the DIII-D national fusion facility. The postdoc appointee will work with Drs. David Smith, George McKee, Zheng Yan and project collaborators to develop and deploy edge ML capabilities (real-time, ML-driven inference at the diagnostic sensor) for the 2D Beam Emission Spectroscopy system. Specifically, the postdoc appointee will develop and train neural networks for real-time data reduction and featurization on high-throughput FPGA accelerators with targeted applications for ELM (edge localized mode) prediction and turbulence characterization. Applicants with experience in deep learning frameworks (PyTorch or TensorFlow), data acquisition electronics, and time-series analysis for turbulence and instabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is an off-campus posting, and the successful applicant will work on assignment at General Atomics in San Diego, CA with UW-Madison colleagues and project collaborators. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume with names and contact information for two references to Dr. David Smith, drsmith8@wisc.edu. Applications received by October 19, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

Begin Date: Flexible, as late as January 2021
Salary:$65,000-$70,000, depending on experience

Contact
David R. Smith
drsmith8@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

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine Until filled

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. J1-visas accepted.

Begin Date: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Martin Lea
mrlea@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery 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
dey@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery 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
dey@neurosurgery.wisc.edu