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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Center for Climatic Research Mar 1 2020

Requirements: These skills are desired, but not prerequisites. There will be opportunities for training during the position. * Experience with open science workflows (primarily Python/R) * Experience with outreach and training (teaching, workshops) * Experience using version control in a team environment (GitLabs/GitHub/BitBucket) * Experience with Postgres, Graph Databases * Experience in the earth sciences, ideally in paleoclimatology, paleoecology, paleobiology, or related fields. * Experience working in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams

Job Duties: The prospective applicant will use DeepDive to mine the academic literature using machine learning, regular expressions (RegEx), and natural language processing (NLP) to extract relevant information relating open research databases (Neotoma Paleoecology Database, LinkedEarth, EarthChem) to existing publications. The postdoc will work with Dr. Shanan Peters and the University of Wisconsin DeepDive team to generate open source (R, Python), well documented (Jupyter/RMarkdown) and version controlled (git) workflows that can be used as templates for instruction and outreach. The postdoc will work with Dr. Jack Williams (UWisconsin-Geography) to apply these tools to discover and extract information from publications in paleoecology, with a focus on extracting metadata and data for fossil pollen records relevant to the Neotoma Paleoecology Database as a case study. The postdoc will also work with by Dr. Simon Goring (UWisconsin-Geography), who is overseeing the Throughput Project, to implement methods for incorporating metadata harvested using ML techniques using the DeepDive platform into research databases.

Begin Date: April 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $49,000

Contact
Simon Goring
goring@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Bacteriology Mar 15 2020

Requirements: The Amador-Noguez lab in the Department of Bacteriology at UW–Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral position. Our research program integrates cutting-edge experimental technologies including LC-MS based metabolomics, proteomics, and computational tools to gain a holistic and quantitative understanding of bacterial metabolism. We have opportunities in several areas, including metabolic regulation in emerging microbial biofuel producers (e.g. Z. mobilis, S. cerevisiae), metabolic remodeling during biofilm development in B. subtilis, and bacteriophages. The position is for a highly motivated, new or recent Ph.D. graduate who strives to develop an independent research career. This position will provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a highly interdisciplinary research environment, access to state-of-the-art resources, and close collaboration with researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Candidates should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, biological and chemical engineering, 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 but not required: metabolomics, metabolic network analysis, microbial genetics, genetic engineering, computational modeling, mass spectrometry, and microscopy. Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their research experience and research interest, and contact information of three references to: amadornoguez@wisc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Begin Date: April/May 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,760

Contact
Daniel Amador-Noguez
amadornoguez@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing Apr 15 2020

Requirements: Recent (within 2 years) PhD of equivalent in Nursing or closely related field. Strong background (practice or research) in the care of patients with changes in memory or thinking, like dementia, required. A firm commitment to an independent research career. Application Materials: - Curriculum Vitae - Representative sample of writing - A 1-2 page summary describing your career goals, area of research focus, previous research experiences, reasons for pursuing postdoctoral preparation, and goals for the training period. - 3 letters of reference

Job Duties: By joining Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi's team during your transition from PhD training to an independent investigator role, you will have support to: Advance ongoing social and behavioral research to promote effective, meaningful and equitable care for people living with and at risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; Develop, conduct and manage a line of independent research, and submit a research proposal; Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and participate in research seminars and professional development workshops

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

Contact
Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi
algilmore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Mar 1 2020

Requirements: Requires a PH.D., conferred or awarded by time of hire. Traditional work experience outside of academic training is not required. That said, academic training must include experience with relevant analytical instrumentation.

Job Duties: A Post-Doctoral Researcher Position (Research Associate) is available in the Environmental Sciences Organic Chemistry Program, which lies within the Environmental Health Division of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), a unit of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This position will provide laboratory leadership for the appropriate environmental sampling, method development & validation, and analytical testing for a wide variety of flame retardants and other environmental chemical contaminants. The successful candidate must possess technical expertise on GCMS and LCMSMS analytical platforms. Additional expectations include data review/reporting and contributing to the publication of research findings. This individual will be encouraged to participate in outreach and teaching activities and will work with other scientists and laboratory professionals, both on-campus and off. This position will report to the WSLH chemical response coordinator, but is expected to exhibit a high degree of independence and initiative in pursuing goals. This is a 2-yr Post-Doctoral position, annually renewable per UW–Madison policy. The potential exists for longer-term employment dependent upon performance and funding. The WSLH (www.slh.wisc.edu) is the State of Wisconsin's primary public health and environmental laboratory and maintains state-of-the-art analytical infrastructure for characterization of a very broad range of environmental contaminants in environmental and clinical matrices.

Begin Date: 4/1/2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000

Contact
Kelsey Gordon
608-262-5594
kelsey.gordon@slh.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences May 1 2020

Requirements: A selected applicant must have experience on biological research, genetically modified mice, molecular biology techniques, bioinformatics skills, and proven writing and presentation skills. Qualified candidates should be self-driven and highly motivated individuals with an established track record of success, including first-author publication(s). Applicants should hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in related fields.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is available to sexual differentiation of reproductive tracts in the lab of Dr. Fei Zhao at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. Dr. Zhao received his doctoral training with Dr. Xiaoqin Ye at the University of Georgia and his postdoctoral training with Dr. Humphrey Yao at NIEHS/NIH. During his postdoctoral training, he studied how the reproductive tract system is formed, a critical step for future reproductive potential. He published a first-author paper in Science and won multiple prestigious awards, including SSR Trainee Research Award and NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). He joined the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an assistant professor on January 2020. Dr. Zhao's recent work discovered a unique cell population contributing to formation of the female reproductive tract system. Further work will elucidate functional significances of these cells and molecular mechanisms underlying their differentiation and functions. The candidate will have the opportunities to address these questions by utilizing transgenic and conditional knockout mouse models, gene/protein expression analyses, genomic tools, single cell technology and ex vivo organ culture. For prompt consideration, please email a one-page cover letter describing areas of research interests and career goals, Curriculum vitae with contact information for 3 references, PDF of recent publications or manuscripts ready for submission.

Begin Date: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH and UW guideline

Contact
Fei Zhao
fei.zhao@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology; Medicine Mar 31 2020

Requirements: PhD in biology or a relevant sub-division, i.e. microbiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, computational biology

Job Duties: NIH funded Postdoctoral positions Seeking independent, creative scientists to join our group studying the population biology of infectious diseases. We apply a range of approaches including genomic data analysis, molecular biology and transmission modeling to identify mechanisms by which bacteria adapt to pathogenic niches. We welcome applicants with a background in one or more of these areas. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience recombineering difficult yet charismatic bacteria, 'omics (transcript-, lipid-, prote-), cell/tissue culture, evolutionary population genomics, and/or microbial ecology. The Pepperell Lab offers a dynamic and supportive environment within the top-ranked Microbiology program at UW–Madison. Mentoring is tailored to individual goals, with opportunities to forge an independent line of research. If you are interested in joining us, please send a CV and a brief description of how your background and interests fit with the scientific themes of the lab to Dr. Pepperell

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

Contact
Caitlin Pepperell
cspepper@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Implementation Science & Engineering Lab, DFMCH Mar 15 2020

Requirements: -Ph.D., M.D., or other terminal degree in the basic, applied, or social sciences (including but not limited to engineering, medicine, nursing, physical sciences, social sciences, public health, psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field); -A keen interest in implementation science, particularly in promoting the use of evidence-based practices in primary healthcare settings; -Experience with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research tools; -Excellent oral and written communication skills; -Superb interpersonal skills; -Demonstrated organizational skills.

Job Duties: - Play an integral role in coordinating and conducting the study, a sequential, multiple-assignment randomized trial involving two health systems and 40 primary care clinics throughout the state of Wisconsin. -Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of health systems personnel, members of the lab and research team, and institutional partners to implement the study protocol with fidelity; -Support study logistics, including coordinating contact with research participants; -Overseeing mixed-methods data collection and coordinate quantitative, qualitative, and cost-effectiveness analyses; -Help define and explore new avenues of research in implementation science; -Author manuscripts for publication and present study results at academic symposia.

Begin Date: Not later than August 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,004 minimum (annual); commensurate with experience.

Contact
Christine Stephenson
cstephenson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Carbone Cancer Center Aug 1 2020

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 Institutes for Discovery, examine several fundamental questions in prostate cancer tumor biology and looks to 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. (urology.wisc.edu/research/researchers-and-laboratories/dr-jarrards-lab/) (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 to: Dr. David Jarrard.

Begin Date: March 1 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels

Contact
David Jarrard
jarrard@urology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry May 31 2020

Requirements: -Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, or related field -Solid publication record to demonstrate ability to independently initiate, drive, and complete research projects -Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills -Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Job Duties: The candidate will investigate the molecular mechanisms of beta cell failure in diabetes in the Engin Lab. The candidate is expected to design and implement strategies to investigate the unfolded protein response in beta cells of recently generated transgenic mouse models of diabetes. He/she is also expected to explore new research areas and seek independent funding as part of their own career development. He/she will 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.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Mechanical Engineering May 15 2020

Requirements: PhD in science or engineering

Job Duties: - Perform spectroscopic experiments and associated simulations relevant to H2O thermometry in the 280-2200 K range, NH3 measurements in the 300 -700 K range, and liquid fuel measurements in the 280 - 500 K range. - Manage tasks performed by undergraduate and graduate research assistants. - Contribute to drafting papers, proposals, and reports.

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

Contact
Scott Sanders
stsanders@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dairy Science Mar 1 2020

Requirements: A Doctorate Degree in Dairy Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with strong data analysis and computer simulation emphasis, completed by first day of employment. Selected individual must have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Job Duties: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Dairy Brain project invites applicants for a 3-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. We are looking for a mature, independent, innovative, highly analytical, and collegial professional to join a multidisciplinary team (dairy science, computer science, and data management) for an exciting project about developing and applying dairy farm simulation modeling, artificial intelligence, expert systems, optimization algorithms, and decision-making tools using big data analytics applied to real-time integrated data streams: i.e., support the development of what we are calling the Dairy Brain: https://DairyBrain.wisc.edu. The successful candidate will be in charge on performing research on the interaction of simulation, optimization techniques, expert systems and artificial intelligence as well as development of decision support tools, with the main aim of improving dairy farm decision- making and management. The individual will work on the inception, development, and deployment of decision support tools. The individual will serve as a liaison among project's graduate students, project's faculty team in the departments of Dairy Science and Computer Science and will interact with the dairy farm management team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate is expected to support the development of an internationally recognized research and extension program in dairy farm decision making and management using real-time big-data streams conducive to high quality scientific publications and computerized decision support tools for practical use on dairy farms.

Begin Date: as soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: min $50,000

Contact
Victor Cabrera
victor.cabrera@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Mar 1 2020

Requirements: The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) invites application for a post-doctoral researcher (PR) position in biostatistical methodology under the mentorship of Dr. Lu Mao (https://biostat.wisc.edu/~lmao/). This position is open immediately until filled, with an expected appointment length of 2 years. The PR will receive balanced training in both methodological and collaborative research. The overall goal of this training plan is to prepare the PR for his/her eventual independence and success in the academia. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. The following qualifications are highly valued: (a) Strong background in (bio)statistical theory and methodology; (b) Proficiency/experience in R-package development using computer languages such as C/C++ or Python; (c) Excellent writing and communication skills.

Job Duties: The position involves (NIH-funded) methodological research in one or more of the following areas (aiming at publication in top-tier statistical journals): 1. U-statistic theory and application to generalized win ratio methodology (see, e.g., Pocock et al. 2012, European Heart Journal) 2. Analysis of non-randomized cohorts in clinical trials 3. Causal inference in randomized controlled trials with non-compliance 4. Statistical and machine-learning methods in diagnostic medicine In close alignment with the methodological topics, the PR will also have hands-on opportunities to apply his/her methods to appropriate biomedical studies in a collaborative setting. Potential projects and collaborators include (but are not limited to): 1. Cancer and cardiovascular clinical trials with the Data Coordinating Center of UW–Madison led by Prof. KyungMann Kim (https://biostat.wisc.edu/research/clinical-trials/data-coordinating-center/); 2. Evaluation of diagnostic tests and/or quantitative imaging biomarkers with PIs from the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics at UW–Madison.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Lu Mao
lmao@biostat.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Genetics Until filled (or 8/31/20)

Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field required

Job Duties: The Ikeda laboratory aims to understand how the aging process is regulated at the molecular level and how it is associated with disease mechanisms using mouse models. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who will be involved in an NIH-funded project that investigates the role of mitochondrial dynamics in the aging process and age-related diseases in the retina at the molecular level. The successful candidate will have a strong cell biology and molecular biology background, and will contribute to a highly collaborative group studying age-related diseases using mouse as a model organism. Responsibilities for the position include carrying out cellular and molecular biological experiments, performing live cell imaging, phenotyping of mice, and interpretation of data, as well as preparation of manuscripts. Background and experience in cell biology (such as recombinant protein expression in cultured mammalian cells and immunocytochemical analysis) and molecular biology required. Experience in live cell imaging is desirable. Ability to work as a team member is essential. The successful candidate will be also encouraged to explore new research areas and seek independent funding for future career development. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing prior research experience, research interests and future career goals, CV, and the contact of three references to aikeda@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: Flexible / early 2020 preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Akihiro Ikeda
aikeda@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience Mar 31 2020

Requirements: 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. 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: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH rate

Contact
Darcie L. Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Cell and Regenerative Biology Until filled

Requirements: We use zebrafish and mice to study the blood stem cell microenvironment. These stem cells are clinically important as a curative treatment for many blood cancers and diseases. A better understanding of blood stem cells and their supportive niche will help us improve these treatments and thereby patient survival. We are currently seeking postdoctoral candidates who are interested in using cutting edge technologies to dissect the regulatory microenvironment of the blood stem cell niche. Highly motivated, independent, collegial, and dedicated candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess a PhD with a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, or related fields. Experience in microscopy and analysis of imaging data is preferred but not required. Applicants should have: - outstanding recommendations - excellent written and verbal English skills - a strong publication record - recently graduated from their doctoral program Applications should include a brief description of goals and interests, CV, and three references (including PhD supervisor).

Job Duties: The postdoc will be expected to work in a highly collaborative team. They will become proficient in working with mice and/or zebrafish genetic models. Zebrafish work includes breeding, maintenance, in vivo imaging, chemical treatments, microinjections, in situ hybridization, and antibody staining. They will also perform molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. cloning, gene editing, PCR, flow cytometry, cell culture). Excellent equipment and facilities will be available. Postdoc will be encouraged to prepare manuscripts for publication, apply for fellowships, and present at national and international meetings. Postdocs are expected to present and participate in lab meetings, departmental seminars, and retreats. Some mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is expected.

Begin Date: March 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH postdoc scale

Contact
Mike Ferree
michael.ferree@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Until filled

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, and internal UW 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: Begin immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Samantha Jenson
sjenson@neurology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Veterinary Medicine Until filled

Requirements: Applicants must have a DVM/Ph.D. in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related biomedical field. 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 communication skills. Please e-mail a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three references to Sathish Kumar, Ph.D. by email: skumar82@wisc.edu. The position will be a 2-year appointment and may be renewed contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Job Duties: The primary activity of this position will be to manage day to day activity and conduct basic/translational research in developmental and/or cardiovascular physiology and/or pharmacology using in vitro and in vivo experiments. Experience with molecular biology techniques, histology and imaging, primary mammalian cell culture, and/or surgery and in vivo experimentation is desired.

Begin Date: early 2020 preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale; dependent on experience

Contact
Sathish Kumar
skumar82@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery Until filled

Requirements: MD, MD/PhD, or PhD required.

Job Duties: The Batterman Hydrocephalus Research Fellow's role would be to 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: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Bermans J. Iskandar, MD
iskandar@neurosurgery.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) Department of Radiology Nov 18 2020

Requirements: Applicants must have obtained or anticipate soon receiving a PhD or MD/DVM/PhD in molecular/cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or related biomedical field and have published at least one manuscript as first author.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include the design and performance of cancer biology/imaging experiments using in vitro and in vivo models of breast cancer, writing/editing manuscripts, and grant submissions. Prior experience working with cell culture, rodents, and radioactivity is preferred. This project will also involve gene editing with CRISPR technology, mutational analyses with digital droplet PCR, and cistrome and transcriptome analyses with ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq.

Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Amy M Fowler, MD, PhD
afowler@uwhealth.org

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Chemical and Biological Engineering Until filled

Requirements: Applicants must hold a PhD in a field related to chemical engineering, chemistry, industrial engineering, or similar fields. Strong computational skills, including experience in either molecular modeling (quantum chemical calculations and molecular dynamics simulations) and/or process modeling (process synthesis and simulation, optimization), are expected. The successful applicant will have strong writing and communication skills. Experience with separations technologies and thermodynamic property prediction will be viewed favorably. Applicants should provide (1) a letter summarizing research experience and interests, (2) a current CV, and (3) contact information for three references.

Job Duties: The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a top institution for research that involves the intersection of computing with engineering. We seek to fill a Research Associate (Postdoc) position with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). The postdoc will conduct research related to the design of solvent systems for liquid-liquid extraction. The valorization of lignocellulosic biomass requires separation technologies capable of recovering bioproducts with high efficacy and low cost. Liquid-liquid extraction is a promising separation technology, but it requires the identification of solvent systems capable of the effective separation of specific chemicals. Accordingly, we seek to develop a computational framework that would couple molecular modeling with process modeling to design optimal solvent systems for the separation of GLBRC-relevant bioproducts. The successful applicant will be independent, motivated, capable of working as part of a collaborative team, and will have substantial experience in computational modeling (including molecular and/or process modeling). The position will be located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, WI. The postdoc will be jointly supervised by Reid Van Lehn, who has expertise in molecular modeling for the prediction of thermodynamic properties, and Christos Maravelias, who has expertise in process modeling for the development of separations processes. We expect the postdoc to integrate these disparate computational techniques to develop broadly applicable liquid-phase separation methods that will be applicable to experimental efforts ongoing with the GLBRC. This exciting project will further involve extensive collaboration with experimentalists throughout GLBRC to improve the recovery of chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks.

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

Contact
Rosalind McKennon
mckennon@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Plant Pathology Until filled

Requirements: The ideal applicant will possess a PhD in plant pathology/plant-associated microbiology and a strong research background. Experience in microbiomes, molecular biology techniques, and plant pathology techniques, including plant propagation and pathogen inoculations in controlled environments, are highly desirable. Additionally, applicants should have excellent communication skills - written and oral, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail, and a strong aptitude for work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Job Duties: The Rioux Laboratory is seeking an energetic and innovative postdoctoral research associate to join its newly established research team. The laboratory is associated with the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program is focused on detecting, understanding, and managing diseases important to seed potato production. Specific areas of interest include: 1) The microbiome of early generation seed potato plants and its effect on plant resistance to soil- and water-borne pathogens 2) Biology and host-pathogen interactions of the powdery scab pathogen Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea 3) Biology and epidemiology of the blackleg and soft rot pathogen Dickeya dianthicola. The successful candidate will work in one of these research areas or an area of individual interest that is tied to seed potato pathology. Specific duties for this position include: Designing and conducting independent research, assisting and/or leading in the preparation of relevant grants and manuscripts, presenting data and knowledge gained at lab team meetings and conferences, establishing and participating in collaborative research efforts, and assisting in the training and mentoring of junior lab members. Further, as a member of a newly established research program, the individual hired for this position will provide input on laboratory set-up and workflow. This position is initially funded for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Interested individuals who would like additional information are encouraged to contact Renee Rioux (rrioux@wisc.edu). The University of Wisconsin–Madison is well-ranked among public universities and offers a vibrant research community in an excellent location. To apply for this position, candidates should email their CV, one-page cover letter, and one-page statement of research interests combined as a single PDF file to rrioux@wisc.edu in email with the subject heading "Rioux Lab Postdoctoral Research Associate."

Begin Date: Flexible, late 2019/early 2020 preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,476

Contact
Renee Rioux
rrioux@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Genetics Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. with experience working with Drosophila.

Job Duties: The Wassarman lab is seeking postdoctoral applicants interested in applying some combination of genetic, molecular, neurobiological, and bioinformatic techniques to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying short-term and long-term effects of brain injury in Drosophila. The research will be part of an NIH-funded project that builds upon the lab's prior studies of traumatic brain injury in Drosophila (Katzenberger et al. (2013) PNAS 110, E4152; Katzenberger et al. (2015) eLife 2015, 4; and Katzenberger et al. (2016) G3 6, 4151). Highly motivated individuals with relevant training and experience and an interest in traumatic brain injury are encouraged to submit an application, including CV, statement of research accomplishments, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, directly to David Wassarman (dawassarman@wisc.edu).

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH stipend level

Contact
David Wassarman
dawassarman@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry Until filled

Requirements: An ideal applicant will have a doctoral degree in child clinical psychology and a strong clinical science background. Please take a look at our website and explore the opportunities that we offer. We are unique in that we can offer a combination of child clinical and pediatric psychology experiences. Website: psychiatry.wisc.edu/education-training/psychology-internship

Job Duties: The University of Wisconsin Psychology Training Program is accepting applications for a clinical child postdoctoral fellowship targeted to begin in Fall 2019 (start time is negotiable). Our training program features clinical science training in an evidence-based clinical care setting. A postdoctoral fellow will participate in a combination of research and clinical activities with additional opportunities to be involved in teaching consistent with the professional interests of the applicant and opportunities available. Collaborative research opportunities related to studies of childhood anxiety disorders are currently one of our priorities; candidates with an interest in this area are especially encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows will also have the opportunity to initiate independent research, teaching or clinical activities. Applicants should provide: (a) CV, (b) letter of interest, and (c) three reference letters. Salary is competitive with full health benefits and vacation included. Please direct completed applications to Gregory G. Kolden, Ph.D. by email: ggkolden@wisc.edu. The University of Wisconsin is and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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

Contact
Gregory G. Kolden, PhD
ggkolden@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry Until filled

Requirements: The University of Wisconsin Psychology Training Program is accepting applications for a clinical child postdoctoral fellowship targeted to begin in Fall 2019 (start time is negotiable. Our training program features clinical science training in an evidence-based clinical care setting. A postdoctoral fellow will participate in a combination of research and clinical activities with additional opportunities to be involved in teaching consistent with the professional interests of the applicant and opportunities available. An ideal applicant will have a doctoral degree in child clinical psychology and a strong clinical science background. Please take a look at our website and explore the opportunities that we offer. We are unique in that we can offer a combination of child clinical and pediatric psychology experiences. Applicants should provide: (a) CV, (b) letter of interest, and (c) three reference letters. Salary is competitive with full health benefits and vacation included. Please direct completed applications to Gregory G. Kolden, Ph.D. by email: ggkolden@wisc.edu. The University of Wisconsin is and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties: Collaborative research opportunities related to studies of childhood anxiety disorders are currently one of our priorities; candidates with an interest in this area are especially encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows will also have the opportunity to initiate independent research, teaching or clinical activities.

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

Contact
Gregory Kolden, PhD
ggkolden@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Physics and Psychiatry Until filled

Requirements: -Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology or related discipline. -Demonstrated experience in neuroimaging. -Experience with multi-modal imaging including functional, resting state, diffusion weighted, and/or structural preferred. -Statistical acumen in analyzing neuroimaging data and programming expertise. -Demonstrated experience in scientific communication including speaking and publishing. -Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing and communication skills. -Adaptable; self-motivated.

Job Duties: University of Wisconsin Madison, Departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to analyze data for a study looking at the impact of poverty on infants' structural and functional brain development. This study examines the link between poverty and executive functions (cognitive processes that facilitate learning, self-monitoring, and decision making) which are known to undergo rapid developmental change during the first years of life. Among the study assessments, neuroimaging will be conducted three times for each participant: at birth,15 months and 24 months old. The postdoctoral fellow will help perform quality control/assurance of the rsfMRI data, carry out the proposed rsfMRI analyses and brain-behavior analysis, interpret the data, and assist in writing final research reports. This work will additionally examine relations between infants' brain development, their home environment, and the emergence of executive functions and social/emotional skills in early childhood. Our ideal candidate would be someone with experience in fMRI data analysis who also has excellent written and oral communication skills. The postdoctoral scholar in this position will work closely with Dr. Rasmus Birn, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Physics and with Dr. Sarah Short, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, and faculty with the Center for Healthy Minds. To learn more about the Birn Laboratory and the Center for Healthy Minds, visit our websites: birnlab.psychiatry.wisc.edu and centerhealthyminds.org. Interested candidates should submit an updated CV, a two-page letter of interest and one research manuscript of your choice that best demonstrates your research proficiency to Marianne Griffin at griffin4@wisc.edu.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Marianne Griffin
griffin4@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Gender & Women's Studies Feb 12 2020

Requirements: Ph.D. in a biological science or public health or MD degree. The appointment is for 2 years; 2nd year is contingent on satisfactory performance the first year.

Job Duties: The Wittig Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Feminist Biology offers the opportunity to combine research in a Fellow's specific area of interest with university-level teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We seek a highly motivated new or recent PhD in one of the biological sciences or public health or MD, who wants to develop research skills in an area of biology related to gender and teaching skills in feminist approaches to biology. Research can be conducted in any hosting faculty lab at the University; the agreement to host should be specified in the research proposal. During the two-year fellowship, the Fellow will also teach one or two undergraduate courses for the Department of Gender & Women's Studies (GWS) such as GWS 530, Biology and Gender. GWS will provide mentorship in teaching as well as in feminist theory and methods. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a CV, a 5-page research proposal, signed agreement from a hosting lab, and contact information for three references (one of whom is head of the hosting lab) to: Elizabeth Morris, emorris@wisc.edu. Please use "Postdoctoral application - your name" in the subject line. PI is Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D.

Begin Date: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2022 (2 years)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH NRSA stipend levels ($50,000 minimum)

Contact
Elizabeth Morris
608-263-2053
emorris@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Until filled

Requirements: PhD, in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, or Genetics. Experience in mammalian cell culture, basic cell and molecular biology and biochemistry.

Job Duties: The person to be recruited in this position will be perform experiments in the PI's lab. In consultation with the PI, he/she will be responsible for designing and performing experiments with melanocytes, melanoma and other cancer cells in culture and with mice in the UW Vivarium, maintain detailed record of experiments and document results. He/she will be expected to present the data in the lab meetings and departmental and other seminars, prepare the data for manuscripts and grant applications. He/she is expected to work as a team member with other researchers in the lab and help and advice undergraduate and graduate students, as needed, with their research.

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

Contact
Dr. Vijayasaradhi Setaluri
608-263-5362
vsetaluri@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wisconsin Center for Education Research Until filled

Minimum Qualifications: (a) an earned doctoral degree in school psychology, special education, or a closely related field by December 2019; (b) experience working with administrators and teachers in schools; (c) expertise in school mental health and mental health promotion with children and families; and (d) experience with scholarly writing.

Desirable Qualifications: (a) interest and experience in rural education research; (b) experience in adopting, implementing, and sustaining evidence-based school mental health practices in rural schools; (c) ability to work independently and initiate tasks, (d) expertise in research design; (e) expertise in quantitative analysis; and (f) experience with mixed methods or qualitative analysis.

Job Duties: The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The primary assignment is with the Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC). The mission of RERIC is to conduct rigorous, sophisticated, and interdisciplinary research that is responsive to needs identified by rural schools and communities; promote implementation of evidence-based practices in rural school settings; and facilitate engagement among researchers, practitioners, families and youth to maximize educational outcomes and general well-being. The successful candidate will:

  • Engage in all phases of the research process from exploration and development to dissemination;
  • Make significant intellectual contributions to RERIC initiatives, such as research, implementation, and outreach;
  • Manage data, conduct data analyses, contribute to and write grant proposals and peer-reviewed articles, coordinate data collection, recruit schools, implement research protocols with participants, and related activities as assigned.

Appointment Date: The appointment is for 1-year with the possibility of an additional year contingent on funding and performance.

Application Procedure: Applications are being accepted and the position is open until filled. Applications should include: (1) Cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae with three professional references; and (3) two representative publications (or manuscripts in progress). Please send your application materials to Franchesca Beswick at franchesca.beswick@wisc.edu.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Minimum of $55,000

Contact
Franchesca Beswick
608-263-4221
franchesca.beswick@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

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

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

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

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

Contact
Christine Stephenson, PhD
cstephenson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Until filled

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