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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Human Oncology Open until filled

Requirements: We are looking for a motivated, creative, and hardworking applicant who has completed a PhD in Bio-informatics or related field. Applicants should have experience in analyzing NGS data (e.g. DNA and RNA sequencing) and a strong publication record from their doctoral research. Proficiency in R, Python, and Linux command line is required.

Job Duties: The Zhao laboratory focuses on translating high-throughput molecular data into biological insights and clinical biomarkers for cancer. We primarily generate and analyze NGS data from cancer samples. You will be responsible for leading complex integrated computational research projects which will result in high-impact publications. This will include creating computational pipelines to analyze a wide variety of NGS data. You will also work closely with lab members on a variety of exciting team projects. You are also encouraged to explore new project ideas and seek independent funding for future career development. Mentorship will focus on technical skills, manuscript/grant writing, presentation/communication skills, and career development for both academia and industry. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators including clinicians, laboratory scientists, bio-informaticians, and bio-statisticians at both academic institutions and in industry to grow your professional network and skillset. We look forward to working together with you to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.

Begin Date: After September 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Shuang Zhao
shgzhao@humonc.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Sept 1 2020

Requirements: - Ph.D. in a field related to neurodevelopment is required - Scientific publications - Experience in interdisciplinary research and working on collaborative teams - Strong professional skills such as organizational and time management, attention to detail, efficiently multi task, meet deadlines, and take initiative. - Excellent written and strong verbal communication in English - Research experience in one or more of the following areas: neurodevelopment assessments, non-human primate behavior, brain imaging, and/or developmental disabilities is strongly preferred

Job Duties: Our team (Co-PI: Karla Ausderau) at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral research associate to work on neurodevelopmental behavioral and neuroimaging research in non-human primates prenatally exposed to the Zika virus. The postdoctoral research associate will work on a National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) funded study titled, "Early neural predictors and neuropathogenesis of sensorimotor neurodevelopmental deficits in macaque infants exposed to Zika virus in utero". The purpose of the project is to characterize sensorimotor neurodevelopment in infant macaques and correlate these outcomes with brain abnormalities found on brain imaging and brain histopathology in order to identify early predictors of neurodevelopmental deficits that can be used to design future human clinical studies. The fellow will also work closely with co-PI Dr. Emma Mohr to define the pathogenesis of developmental deficits with quantitative infant hearing, vision and brain imaging studies. It is expected that the applicant will be able to assist in project management, data collection, data dissemination, including the writing of manuscripts and grant applications, and make positive scholarly contributions to our interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research lab. The position is a duration of two years (contingent upon successful performance in the first year) with the option for extension up to 5 years. Interested candidates should send a CV and a list of 3 references to Dr. Karla Ausderau, kausderau@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: 9/1/2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000 to $52,000

Contact
Karla Ausderau
kausderau@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Sciences Sept 15 2020

Requirements: PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree. Candidates with extensive practical experience in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry and mouse biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess excellent organization skills and be capable of individual initiative and of interacting as part of team. Strong English speaking and writing skills are essential as well as a track record of peer reviewed publications.

Job Duties: The Pan laboratory is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral trainee with an interest in epigenetic regulations of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). The vision for our research program is to apply a multidisciplinary approach and advance our innovative research program for understanding, and ultimately manipulating, HSC development, HSC cell fate and malignant transformation in hematopoiesis. These researches will support our long-term goal to advance fundamental knowledge and provide a foundation for novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for hematological cancers and other hematopoietic disorders. This is a fulltime appointment with NIH based salary and complete coverage for medical insurance. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Xuan Pan, VMD/PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Sciences Department, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison on 608-265-4718 or email: xpan24@wisc.edu with the current curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references.

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

Contact
Xuan Pan
xpan24@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Engineering Physics Aug 31 2020

Requirements: Essential Skills - PhD in Nuclear Engineering or related discipline e.g. Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics. - Familiarity with coding/scientific software development (preferably C++ and/or Python) - Familiarity with computational modelling, optimization, and simulation using scientific software - Strong mathematical and mathematical modelling skills - A multidisciplinary mindset Desirable Skills - Experience with uncertainty quantification toolkits - Experience with stochastic modelling - Understanding of power conversion cycles

Job Duties: Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a doctorate before the first day of appointment. To join the Reactor Technology Innovation Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, considered to operate one of the top five Nuclear Engineering Research and Graduate programs in the nation. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to pursue exciting, multidisciplinary research into the integration of advanced nuclear reactors and solar energy for cogeneration of electricity and clean water through desalination. Variable renewable energy costs have dropped dramatically in recent years, leading to sustained growth in their share of electricity that will only continue. This nonetheless leads to challenges in dispatchability (i.e. low following), especially when combined with nuclear energy for truly low carbon power production. The successful candidate will perform research on the innovative design and operation of Integrated Nuclear and Renewable Energy Systems (IES) to benefit both technologies. We focus on advanced nuclear reactors that operate at higher temperatures than today's LWRs, and innovative power conversion cycles. Responsibilities include thermodynamic modelling of heat sources, thermal energy storage, power conversion cycles and desalination systems; cyber-informed engineering; and the engineering of advanced nuclear reactor systems. Development of scientific software, computational simulation, stochastic modelling, and optimization under uncertainty are key research themes. The successful candidate is unlikely to have experience in all these areas; but will be familiar with many of them and will be enthusiastic to branch out into new areas. Our group recognizes that a postdoctoral position is a key stepping stone in your career, and we will work with you to broaden and deepen your scientific and soft skill sets to help take you to the next step. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Begin Date: To start Oct 2020, but will consider start dates as late as Jan 2021.
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Competitive

Contact
Ben Lindley
lindley2@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Chemistry Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in organic chemistry by the start date, have a strong background in synthetic methods/organometallic chemistry, and be highly motivated, creative, and hard-working. Ideally, applicants will have at least one high-impact first-author paper from their doctoral research and have excellent technical, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. The candidate is also encouraged to explore new project ideas and seek independent funding for future career development. It is particularly important that the candidate be team-oriented to maintain the collaborative environment in our group, as well as in the Department of Chemistry at Wisconsin.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work on one or both of our NIH R01-funded projects, which encompass new methods development, analogue synthesis, and coordinating with collaborators and/or facilities to carry out bioactivity studies to inform analogue design. The candidate will be expected to carry out and develop these research projects in consultation with the principal investigator and other team members. Additional duties include mentoring junior graduate students, running occasional problem-solving sessions at group meetings, and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab.

Begin Date: After Sept. 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,382

Contact
Professor Jennifer M. Schomaker
schomakerj@chem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery Aug 31 2020

Requirements: Basic skills and knowledge in cell culture, protein analysis, qPCR, flow, and mouse work.

Job Duties: Vascular biology research focusing on abdominal aortic aneurysm using cell culture, human tissue, and mouse models.

Begin Date: as soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH guideline compliant

Contact
Dai Yamanouchi
yamano@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Aug 3 2020

Requirements: Ph.D. in a subject within the biosciences. At least one year of experience with mouse models and cell culture. Cancer-related research experience is preferred. Experience with publishing in scientific journals. Experience in mitochondrial biology and molecular biology is desirable.

Job Duties: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and beyond working with a genetically engineered mouse model that is prone to developing ovarian cancer. We are exploring inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation and their potential to delay or prevent cancer onset. The mouse model has a long latency period before developing cancer, giving our team the opportunity to expose the animals to various medications and compare cancer outcomes. Survival surgeries, necropsy and tumor imaging will be part of the post-doctoral associate's responsibilities. Our University's Biocore will process the tissue for genomic and transciptomic analyses. This work is part of a 5-year R01 which funds this post-doctoral position. The principal investigator is a gynecologic oncologist with a translational research background. A laboratory technician and senior scientist are also part of the research team.

Contact
Kirsten Gragg
kgragg@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Open until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in Hearing Science, Audiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Physics/ Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines is required. Technical skills in signal processing and programming are highly desired. Previous research experience in EEG, neuroplasticity, psychoacoustics, and clinical audiology certification are desired but not mandatory. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement/summary of research interests and contact information of two references to Viji (veaswar@wisc.edu). For more details about the position, feel free to contact Viji via email/phone (Phone: 630-402-1202). Lab website: chear.wiscweb.wisc.edu

Job Duties: The Child Hearing Lab (PI: Viji Easwar) at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects that use electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral methods to understand developmental aspects of speech encoding during early childhood. The anticipated duration of the position is 3 years. The position will involve setting up experiments, data collection/overseeing data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation of EEG, and behavioral data. It is expected that the applicant will write, and assist in the writing of, manuscripts and grant applications, and attend conferences to present data. The position involves collaboration with Dr. Sriram Boothalingam (University of Wisconsin–Madison) on calibration-related aspects. Several Doctor of Audiology and undergraduate students take part in research in the lab providing mentorship opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow. Opportunities to gain experience in other audiological measures like otoacoustic emissions are available through collaborations with the Efferent Systems Lab led by Dr. Sriram Boothalingam and other labs at the Waisman Center. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a rich history of hearing research with researchers spanning across departments such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology, and Population Health Sciences. The environment is collegial and highly conducive for research and sharing ideas. The Waisman Center, where the lab is located, houses more than 50 researchers from 27 departments working towards understanding human development and developmental disabilities and has several graduate students and postdocs, providing an excellent community for peer networking. Madison is a vibrant and naturally beautiful city well-known for food options, and provisions for several outdoor activities, including well-maintained and connected bike paths.

Begin Date: Fall 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH postdoc pay rate (depending on experience)

Contact
Viji Easwar
veaswar@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics August 10, 2020

Requirements: A PhD in neuroscience, cell biology or related biomedical field obtained during the last year. Candidate must be highly motivated to carry out research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms linking aging to neurodegeneration. This position requires previous experience in the production/purification of recombinant proteins, working with mouse models and mammalian cell culture. Primary areas of responsibility include bench work, data processing, data analyses, and preparation of scientific writing such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants.

Job Duties: The primary duties (~85%) include but are not limited to: - Execute routine and complex research experiments, including but not limited to the following procedures: maintenance of multiple cell lines, preparation of primary neuronal cultures, histological techniques, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, real-time PCR, molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis and purification or recombinant proteins. - Maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies. - Perform behavioral analysis in mouse models of neurodegeneration. - Write up research findings for presentations at scientific and lay meetings. - Write up research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals. - Perform technical writing in support of grant proposals. - Scientifically supervise students. The secondary duties (~15%) include but are not limited to: - Assist with general lab maintenance. - Attend lab meetings, interact with lab investigators/staff, and execute other research-related tasks as determined by the supervising principal investigator. The percent effort devoted to the above duties may fluctuate depending on the lab's needs.

Begin Date: September 1, 2020
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,460

Contact
Dr. Mariana Pehar
mapehar@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will be highly motivated scientists with a strong record of published success and a PhD or equivalent. While not required, a strong applicant will have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, or bioinformatics. We believe successful science is done in a diverse, inclusive and equitable lab, and applicants who can work with us to create such an environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: The Harrison Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to join our team studying transcriptional regulation of developmental transitions. We use a multidisciplinary approach, including genomics, imaging, biochemistry and genome engineering, to investigate how transcription factors at the top of gene regulatory networks control cell fate in both the early embryo and neural stem cells of Drosophila melanogaster. Because the processes we study are conserved across metazoans, our research has widespread impacts on our understanding of development and disease. This fully funded position will provide the postdoctoral trainee opportunities to develop high-impact research projects, hone grant and paper writing skills, and present research at national and international conferences. Projects in the lab are currently funded by an R01, a MIRA, an American Cancer Society Research Scholars grant, a Vallee Scholars Award and a H.I Romnes Award. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your prior research and specific interest in the lab to Melissa Harrison (mharrison3@wisc.edu). To discover more about the lab visit harrisonlab.bmolchem.wisc.edu or @harrisonflylab.

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

Contact
Melissa Harrison
mharrison3@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics Sept 1 2020

Requirements: Eligibility: -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. Apply: Submit the following to t32biologyofaging_asthana@lists.wisc.edu -Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging -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.

Job Duties: The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Disease NIH/NIA training program is led by Dr. Sanjay Asthana and Dr. Rozalyn Anderson. Our training program and expert mentoring team covers the spectrum of aging research, from basic mechanisms of aging to biology of age-related disease, and translational studies of preventative interventions and clinical application. This unique grant covers career development for post-doctoral scholars through didactic training in Basic and Translational Aging Biology, mentored training and professional skill development, the Biology of Aging Seminar Series, and support for conference attendance. For more information about our mentors, trainees, program directors, and more please visit: biologyofaging.wisc.edu.

Contact
Sara Wray
swray@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Rolling review

Requirements: Successful applicants will be scientifically ambitious with a strong record of published research success and a PhD or equivalent. Experience with influenza virus is not required, although a strong background in virology, biochemistry, molecular biology, high-throughput sequencing and coding/bioinformatics would be advantageous. We believe a diverse, inclusive and equitable lab is the best way to do science, and our actions try to match this belief. Applications are particularly welcome those who can contribute to such an environment.

Job Duties: Funded postdoc position studying virus:host interactions and replication dynamics in the Mehle Lab. The Mehle lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to study the influenza viral replication machinery and the host factors that regulate expression of viral genes and replication of the viral genome. We seek a new lab member to maintain our diverse and supportive environment. Influenza virus exploits and subverts host processes while at the same time evading cellular antiviral responses. The balance between these pro- and antiviral forces influences the outcome of a viral infection and pathogenicity to the host. The Mehle Lab studies this battle with a focus on the viral replication machinery. We have three major themes that address the gaps in our knowledge about the virus:host interface - 1) define how influenza virus engages, and even exploits, antiviral responses to support viral replication 2) determine how RNA:protein interactions impact translation of viral messages 3) investigate the population dynamics of influenza virus as it replicates and moves within and between infected hosts (collaboration with the Friedrich lab). We couple classic molecular virology with the newest approaches in genetic screening, genomics, and proteomics (e.g. we currently idssect influenza virus replication using multiple CRISPR-based techniques, CLIP-Seq, RiboSeq, quantitative proteomics, bioinformatics, and rely on the creativity of lab members to bring new techniques and ideas to the project). The projects are currently funded by 2 R01s and a BWF PATH fellowship, in addition to NSF and LSRF grants obtained by lab members. Find out more at mehlelab.com or @mehlelab

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Andrew Mehle
amehle@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Carbone Cancer Center/Cell and Regenerative Biology Aug 1 2020

Requirements: The successful candidate shall hold a PhD from an excellent university, have no more than three prior years of postdoctoral experience, have published at least one important first-author paper from their doctoral research and have excellent communication/interaction skills.

Job Duties: The Bresnick laboratory is recruiting postdoctoral trainees to develop innovative research on mechanisms that generate a predisposition for leukemia and how the predisposition state progresses to malignancy. These studies focus on normal and malignant hematopoiesis as well as fundamental problems in cellular regulation, including epigenetics. The laboratory is located in the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, which provides an outstanding, highly collaborative scholarly environment for conducting innovative basic and translational/clinical research. Multidisciplinary approaches are used to understand stem and progenitor cell function, normal and malignant blood cell development and how genome function is controlled. Our studies utilize genomics, proteomics, gene editing, computational analysis, and powerful molecular, cellular, and biochemical methodologies in cultured mouse and human cells and mice. Postdoctoral trainees have opportunities to develop high-impact research projects in these areas, gain expertise in fellowship/grant writing and hone critical thinking and presentation skills to prepare for careers in academia, private sector or other venues.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: TBD

Contact
Emery Bresnick
608-513-9315
ehbresni@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Sept 1 2020

Requirements: Candidates must possess a recent PhD or MD/PhD in immunology, immuno-virology or related disciplines with peer-reviewed publications. Experience in T cell biology, and/or autoimmune disease models is preferred. One or more of the following skills is highly desired: Working with transgenic mouse colonies, immunological assays (adoptive transfers, immunophenotyping, multicolor FACS analysis), or prior experience with large data sets (sc-RNAseq, proteomics).

Job Duties: We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the lab of Dr. Feyza Engin. The lab aims to understand the mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and death in type 1 diabetes, with focus on stress, beta cell-immune cell crosstalk and other mechanisms that may contribute to beta cell death. More information about our research and publications (Cell Metab, 2020, Sci Tansl Med, 2013, Cell Rep 2016) can be found at enginlab.org. The project focuses on investigating the mechanisms of induction of immune tolerance, pancreatic beta cell-T cell crosstalk in recently generated genetic models of ER stress in NOD mice. To apply, please send a current CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feyza Engin at fengin@wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Until filled

Requirements: The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree with background in computer science, bioinformatics, data science or related areas, and be skilled in programming (e.g., R, Python). Prior experience on machine learning, software development is preferred. Prior background in neuroscience or genomics is a plus, but not required. Applicants are requested to send a CV and a list of 3 references to daifeng.wang@wisc.edu & daifeng.wang@outlook.com.

Job Duties: Postdoc positions (NIH funded) are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Daifeng Wang (https://daifengwanglab.org/) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The positions will work on developing interpretable machine learning methods (e.g., multi-view learning, deep learning, representation learning) for analyzing multi-modal data, understanding functional genomics and improving phenotype prediction in the human brain and brain diseases. The selected candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment and have a chance to collaborate with PIs from Waisman Center, UW–Madison and other top institutes. Dr. Daifeng Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and Department of Computer Sciences (affiliate). He is also an Investigator in the Waisman Center that aims to advance knowledge of human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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

Contact
Daifeng Wang
daifeng.wang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Dec 31 2020

Requirements: A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Experience with mammalian and bacteria cell culture, standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques (e.g. western blot, ELISA, expressing and purifying proteins, flowcytometry, live cell imaging) are required. Experience with animal, proteomics, CRISPR, are preferred. Applicants must be highly motivated and hard-working.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will engage in interdisciplinary drug discovery research by collaborating with medicinal chemists and other biologists in the group. The primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating and performing biological experiments for studying the activity and the mechanism of action of drug candidates including small molecules and biologics developed in the group. Additional duties include mentoring junior graduate students and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab.

Begin Date: August 1 2020 or after
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: standard postdoc salary

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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