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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurosurgery Apr 30 2019

Requirements: PhD in neuroscience or biomedical sciences and proficiency in English are required. The incumbent is expected to interact with several scientists, post-docs, grad students and undergrad students working in Vemuganti Lab. If interested, submit CV, a brief cover letter indicating prior research experience, career goals and names of 2 referees to Dr. Raghu Vemuganti (vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu).

Job Duties: This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Raghu Vemuganti, Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Research, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, Univ. of Wisconsin. The lab is supported by several federally funded (NIH and VA) grants. The primary project is to investigate the significance of oxidative stress, ER stress and inflammation after TBI induced by controlled cortical impact in adult mice. Proficiency in rodent TBI induction, motor and cognitive function analysis, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting and real-time PCR is required. Data analysis, statistical analysis and writing skills are expected. Secondary projects involve analysis of the role of microRNAs, lncRNAs, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics in brain damage after TBI. Knowledge of RNA-seq analysis, bioinformatics and noncoding RNAs is helpful.

Begin Date: 05/01/2019 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Dr. Raghu Vemuganti
vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Geriatrics & Gerontology May 1 2019

Requirements: The Biology of Aging & Age-Related Diseases Training Grant is an established, multidisciplinary grant is entering its 28th year. Funded by NIH/NIA, this very unique grant provides unique research opportunities for the specific focus on uncovering the basic mechanisms of aging, preventive interventions, and clinical problems encountered by older adults. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident by date of award Must have completed an advanced degree by start date (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent) This opening is intended for individuals who are committed to a research career in the biology of aging and intend to spend a minimum of two years in the postdoctoral position. Submit the following to apply: - Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging (Attention: Dr. Sanjay Asthana) - CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable) - Transcripts of ALL college coursework (copies acceptable) - GRE and/or MCAT scores - Three letters of recommendation (one of the letters must come from a faculty member in a related field) - All individuals who did not complete their advanced degree in the United States must submit a certification that it is equivalent to a degree from a U.S. college or university. See www.naces.org to obtain information from one of the organizations listed. Email to: t32biologyofaging_asthana@lists.wisc.edu

Begin Date: July 1st, 2019

Contact
Sara Wray
608-265-5147
swray@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Jun 1 2019

Requirements: A PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or a related field is required. Experience with neuroimaging analysis programs (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM, or other relevant programs), stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-prime, Presentation, Cogent/Psychtoolbox [MATLAB]), and statistical analysis (e.g., MATLAB, R, SPSS) is required. Ideal candidates will have a background in neuroimaging of numerical and mathematical cognition, and especially working with imaging in developmental populations. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently and with minimal supervision, but should also demonstrate interpersonal skills and an interest in working collaboratively.

Job Duties: The Research Associate will work on a Longitudinal Analysis of Mathematical Brain Development and Abilities (LAMBDA) project - a longitudinal behavioral and fMRI study of fractions processing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PI Edward Hubbard; Co-PI Percival Matthews)currently in its third year. More information about the LAMBDA Study can be found here: web.education.wisc.edu/lambda. To apply, please send the following materials: A letter of interest describing graduate training and research interests, a CV, two representative publications and contact information for three potential references to Mia Prifti, LAMBDA Project Coordinator, at prifti@wisc.edu. Please include "Postdoc Inquiry" in your subject line.

Begin Date: 07/01/2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,432

Contact
Mia Prifti
prifti@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery Apr 30 2019

Requirements: PhD in neuroscience or biomedical sciences and proficiency in English are required. The incumbent is expected to interact with several scientists, post-docs, grad students and undergrad students working in Vemuganti Lab.

Job Duties: This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Raghu Vemuganti, Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Research, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, Univ. of Wisconsin. The lab is supported by several federally funded (NIH and VA) grants. The primary project is to investigate the significance of oxidative stress, ER stress and inflammation after TBI induced by controlled cortical impact in adult mice. Proficiency in rodent TBI induction, motor and cognitive function analysis, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting and real-time PCR is required. Data analysis, statistical analysis and writing skills are expected. Secondary projects involve analysis of the role of microRNAs, lncRNAs, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics in brain damage after TBI. Knowledge of RNA-seq analysis, bioinformatics and noncoding RNAs is helpful. University of Wisconsin located at Madison, WI, USA is one of the Big-10 universities with >1,000 active biomedical research laboratories. Madison is considered as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups and women. If interested, submit CV, a brief cover letter indicating prior research experience, career goals and names of 2 referees to Dr. Raghu Vemuganti (vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu).

Begin Date: May 1, 2019 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH level

Contact
Raghu Vemuganti
vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Human Oncology Apr 12 2019

Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in physical sciences fields encompassing expertise in multidisciplinary environments such as Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences. Programming skills are required, particularly with Python, medical image processing and current machine learning toolsets. Candidates should have a strong background in machine learning, particularly in convolutional neural networks. Experience in 3D modelling is preferred. Familiarity with MR physics and imaging science, particularly pulse sequences and coil designs, is highly desirable. Candidates must have a record of research publications and have excellent oral and written English communication skills. Candidates should have a strong interest in a future career in academia or industry. Candidate will be expected to publish significant research findings and apply for extramural funding. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Research Scholars sponsored by the department.

Job Duties: The Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking a qualified, postdoctoral Research Associate for Real Time MR Guided RT Clinical program. The candidate selected for the program will work with radiation oncology physics faculty participating in MR Guided RT Clinical services and related research. A Research Associate in the department is a temporary position intended to provide training and education to pursue research projects. Individuals will train in the research program of the department. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants.

Begin Date: May 1, 2019 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Minimum $48,432 (depending on experience)

Contact
Bhudatt Paliwal
608-263-8514
humonc.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Apr 5 2019

Requirements: PhD in biomedical or biological sciences. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in developmental biology, mouse genetic models and histological analyses.

Job Duties: We seek a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in studying cutaneous biology. The projects in the Chang lab integrate biochemical and genetic approaches to dissect the genetic pathways that control skin development and disease. For more information visit: dermatology.wisc.edu/research/laboratory-research/chang-lab. 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. Pay follows current NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and names of three references to the listed contact. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: May 1, 2019 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000 minimum

Contact
Hao Chang
hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biological Systems Engineering Mar 31 2019

Requirements: PhD in Biological Systems Engineering, Food or Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Food Science or related subject. Experience in using COMSOL and/or ANSYS Fluent to apply computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is highly desired.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will carry out a series of computational modeling tasks aimed at characterizing the fluid flow patterns, temperature profiles, and residence-time distributions associated with various dasher designs, doing so in order to predict the size distributions of the ice crystals and air bubbles that form inside a scraped surface freezer (SSF). The project's research team expects to gain a better understanding of the complex heat and mass transfer phenomena involved (which include freezing ice, the incorporation and size reduction of air, and the partial coalescence of fats) and thereby be able to conceive of design alternatives that will enable manufacturers to more efficiently and consistently create high quality ice cream.

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

Contact
Christoper Choi, Professor
608-262-0607
cchoi22@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center

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

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

Contact
Sigan Hartley
postdocapp@waisman.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Mar 31 2019

Requirements: Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, polymer science, bioengineering, or a relevant discipline. Experience with nanotechnology and animal studies, e.g., mouse tumor models, is required. Specific skills in other animal surgical procedures, animal imaging, cell culture, and immunology background will be considered an advantage. Fluency in English is a necessity. Finally, the applicant must be a team player, able to collaborate and communicate with scientists and clinicians across fields. For further information about WisCNano, please visit our website at pharmacy.wisc.edu/wiscnano. To apply, please send the following information to Prof. Seungpyo Hong at seungpyo.hong@wisc.edu. - Cover letter - CV - Contact information for at least 2 references.

Job Duties: Under the guidance of faculty mentors in WisCNano, the Research Associate will plan, conduct, and analyze experiments related to multiple projects in nanomedicine. The Research Associate will further develop and help submit research proposals, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and present research at research meetings. For further information, visit pharmacy.wisc.edu/wiscnano.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,000+, negotiable based on qualifications and experience of candidate

Contact
Prof. Seungpyo Hong
seungpyo.hong@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry May 31 2019

Requirements: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. First author publication(s) from Ph.D. work. Preferred skills: Experience in islet biology and mouse models of human diseases, genome editing, histological and immunofluorescence analyses, imaging, maintenance of primary/stem cell cultures, RNA-seq or single cell RNA-seq analyses are highly desirable but not required.

Job Duties: The project in Engin lab integrates biochemical, genetic, and immunological tools with single cell RNA sequencing and proteomics analysis to examine the role of pancreatic beta cell stress responses in diabetes pathogenesis. The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include planning, coordinating and performing scientific experiments in the field of diabetes with a focus on islet biology and dysfunction. The post-doctoral fellow will also be expected to produce data reports for the principal investigator and to prepare presentations for the research community and train students.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

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

Requirements: PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent

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

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

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

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center May 1 2019

Requirements: A PhD in in Hearing Science, Audiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines is required. Technical skills including programming/signal processing is preferred. Previous research experience in one or more of the following methods: OAEs, EEG, and/or areas: cochlear mechanics, auditory efferents, central auditory pathways, synaptopathy is desired.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will work on studies to characterize the brainstem auditory reflex function and interrelationships among reflexes in children and adults. Musicians will be used as a model to study the effects of life-time sound exposure on the auditory efferents. This position involves close collaboration with Dr. Viji Easwar on EEG-related aspects of the project. This position will be responsible for the collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation of OAE and EEG data. It is expected that the applicant will be able to assist in the writing of manuscripts and grant applications and make positive scholarly contributions to our highly collaborative research lab. Additionally, the lab has several Doctor of Audiology and undergraduate students taking part in research in the Lab, providing mentorship opportunities. In addition to working on this project, the post-doc will be encouraged to develop an independent research program. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV and contact information for two references to Dr. Sriram Boothalingam at boothalingam@wisc.edu. If you have questions regarding this position, you may contact Dr. Boothalingam directly via phone or email: (630)974-7260 or boothalingam@wisc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Begin Date: 07/01/2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,432

Contact
Melissa Strupp
608-890-1388
melissa.henning@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Dec 31 2019

Requirements: A PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Experience with mammalian and bacteria cell culture, standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques (e.g. western blot, ELISA, expressing and purifying proteins) are required. Experience with animal, proteomics, RNA-seq are preferred but not required. Applicants must be highly motivated and hard-working.

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

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

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Geriatrics-Medicine-Alzheimer's Disease May 1 2019

Requirements: The Okonkwo Laboratory in the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is seeking a highly motivated new/recent PhD graduate who is looking to expand their knowledge in the area of neuroscience and lifestyle factors affecting brain health. Interest in neuroimaging analysis is necessary. This position requires analytic thinking, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and study participants. The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Job Duties: The Okonkwo lab focuses on modifiable and non-modifiable factors linked to cognitive decline. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo on projects related to this research agenda. Specific duties will include identifying research questions, conducting analyses, assisting in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, working with undergraduate students and other collaborators, and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the surrounding area offers an outstanding living environment with cultural opportunities, excellent public schools, and many facilities for indoor and outdoor activities. To apply for this position please e-mail a research statement, CV, and the contact information of three references in one document to Sarah Lose at postdoc_okonkwo_lab@lists.wisc.edu with the subject line "Okonkwo lab post-doc application".

Begin Date: negotiable, but sooner is preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Until filled

Requirements: Postdoc candidates should have a PhD with a strong background in molecular genetics, genomics, microbiology, metabolic engineering, and/or synthetic biology. Experience in analyzing Illumina sequence data, bioinformatics, computer programming, metabolic engineering, and CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering are highly desirable.

Interested Candidates: Please send a CV, any manuscript p/reprints, and contact information for 2 references to cthittinger@wisc.edu and tksato@glbrc.wisc.edu. Specifically mention why you are interested in this position in your email.

Job Duties: The DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC, www.glbrc.org) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research associate interested in applying metabolic engineering, genomic, and synthetic biology approaches to improving cellulosic biofuel production in yeast. The postdoc will be jointly mentored by Prof. Chris Todd Hittinger (hittinger.genetics.wisc.edu) and Dr. Trey Sato to research how to increase the conversion of xylose, a pentose sugar prevalent in plant biomass, into isobutanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Postdoctoral projects will include a mix of independent and collaborative research with a team of other GLBRC scientists, postdocs, students, and faculty. The postdoc will have access to the Center's vast knowledge and resources for CRISPR/Cas9-based metabolic engineering, natural strain and chemical genomics libraries, industrially-relevant lignocellulosic hydrolysates, metabolomics, and synthetic biology tools to address a crucial 21st century challenge: meeting the world's need for biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

Begin Date: Immediate
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,004 minimum

Contact
Trey Sato, Chris Hittinger
cthittinger@wisc.edu
tksato@glbrc.wisc.edu

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

Requirements: PhD

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

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

Contact
Anna Huttenlocher
huttenlocher@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurosurgery May 31 2019

Requirements: MD, MD/PhD, or PhD

Job Duties: This role will help implement hydrocephalus research plans at the Department of Neurological Surgery/Pediatric Section of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the American Family Children's Hospital. This includes research in clinical hydrocephalus, intracranial pressure monitoring and VP shunt management and design, with close collaborations with faculty and graduate students in biomedical engineering, physics, neurology, biostatistics, and radiology.

Begin Date: 06/01/2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: competitive

Contact
Bermans J. Iskandar, MD
iskandar@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry May 31 2019

Requirements: Doctoral degree in child clinical psychology and a strong clinical science background.

Job Duties: Duties include participating in clinical activities as well as elective research and/or teaching activities consistent with the professional interests of the applicant and opportunities available with our faculty. Duties also include the opportunity to initiate independent research, teaching or clinical activities. Applicants should provide: (a) CV, (b) letter of interest, and (c) three reference letters.

Begin Date: 07/01/2019 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Competitive

Contact
Gregory Kolden, PhD
ggkolden@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Population Health Sciences May 1 2019

Requirements: PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, cancer biology, genetics, population health, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with cancer epidemiology and/or genetic analysis.

Job Duties: The Warren Andersen lab invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our active research group focused on genetic, molecular and social epidemiology of cancer risk. The research conducted in Warren Andersen Group consists of clinical and population-based studies, primarily utilizing data from large cohort studies with stored biologic samples, cancer consortia, and several epidemiological case-control studies. The ideal candidate will be interested in investigating the associations between genetic, social, and modifiable risk factors with breast and colorectal cancers. Individuals with superior communication and quantitative skills will be particularly competitive for the position. The postdoctoral research and training program is designed to develop the skills necessary for success as an independent investigator. The training emphasizes grantsmanship, initiating and carrying out research projects, written and oral presentations, and facilitating local, national, and international collaborations. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of established research projects, and lead their own research initiatives using a wealth of available data. The postdoctoral researcher will be joining a research team where the overarching goal is to advance our understanding of the mechanisms driving the associations between social determinants, and genetic variants with cancer risk. Specific attention is given to the influence of sociocultural factors and genetic determinants on health disparities in colorectal cancer risk. The position offers two to three years of postdoctoral support, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and travel to professional conferences. Research funds are available through internal pilot project funding mechanisms. Specific duties of the position include performing statistical analyses, writing manuscripts, and assisting in the development of grant proposals.

Begin Date: March 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Shaneda Warren Andersen
608-265-8257
snandersen@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing Mar 30 2019

Requirements: Recent (within 2 years) PhD or equivalent in Nursing or a closely related field. If PhD is in a related field, then a bachelor's degree in nursing is required. Strong background (practice or research) in the physical and psychosocial care of patients with cancer or other life-limiting chronic illnesses is required; symptom management experience is preferred. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly motivated, self-directed, with strong scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a beginning peer-reviewed publication record.

Job Duties: Under the guidance of faculty mentors, the Research Associate (Postdoctoral) will develop knowledge and skills to successfully transition from PhD training to an independent investigator role, conducting research in the area of symptom science or chronic illness self-management. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will gain skills in conducting and managing clinical intervention research, participate in ongoing cancer symptom cluster research conducted by Dr. Kwekkeboom's team, develop a line of independent clinical research, develop and submit a research proposal, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, participate in research seminars and professional development workshops, present research at regional and national research meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, please email the following to Dr. Kristine Kwekkeboom (kwekkeboom@wisc.edu).

  1. CV
  2. Summary statement of career goals, area of research focus, previous research experiences, reasons for pursuing postdoctoral preparation, and goals for the training period (Max 2-pages)
  3. Representative sample of writing
  4. Three letters of reference

Begin Date: Fall semester start date
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000

Contact
Dr. Kristine Kwekkeboom
608-263-5168
kwekkeboom@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience June 30 2019

Requirements: PhD in Biological science field. Applicants must have had first author publications during their graduate training, and excellent references. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are also required.

Job Duties: A research position to study epigenetic changes occurring during cellular aging is available in the laboratory of Darcie L. Moore, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Applicants must be highly motivated, and hard-working, and should have experience in the following areas: epigenetics, primary cell culture, bioinformatics, and/or aging. If you are interested in this position and possess a large amount of grit and can-do attitude, please e-mail your personal statement, CV, and a list of references to Dr. Moore at darcie.moore@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Nov 23 2019

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

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

Begin Date: Immediately
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Samantha Jenson
sjenson@neurology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience June 1 2019

Requirements: PhD in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or other related biological science fields. Applicants must have had first author publications during their graduate training, and excellent references. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are also required.

Job Duties: A position in stem cell biology and cellular aging is available in the laboratory of Darcie L. Moore., Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Applicants must be highly motivated, and hard-working, and should have experience in at least one 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. 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.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Apr 15 2019

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
Phil Romero
promero2@wisc.edu