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A Research Associate is an employee who is continuing training after the receipt of the doctorate and is funded from a principal investigator’s grant funds or other sources rather than from fellowship funds.
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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Jan 10 2019

Requirements: PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field. The individual is expected to possess the necessary knowledge and skill in molecular biology, and be familiar with cell culture, basic molecular biology experiments, such as western blot, ELISA, expressing and purifying proteins, and handling mice and rats.

Job Duties: The Postdoc/Scientist will engage in interdisciplinary drug discovery research by collaborating with chemists and other group members. Additional duties include managing lab, mentoring undergraduate and junior graduate students, and maintaining a safe working environment for the lab. Promotion to a long-term staff scientist position after a period of evaluation is possible.

Begin Date: January 15, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Jan 31 2019

Requirements: A postdoctoral scholar opportunity is available in the Landick lab for a highly motivated, recent PhD graduate interested in gene regulation, chromosome design, and synthetic biology across multiple scales. The research project will use multi-pronged biodesign (computational design, synthetic evolution, HT-sequencing-enabled analyses, chemical genomics, and quantitative proteomics) to understand genome-scale regulation in the bacterium Zymomonas mobilis with the goal of optimizing its potential as a synthetic biology platform. The right candidate will become a member of an extensive and integrated research community organized by the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, with many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Job Duties: As a member of the Landick lab, a new postdoc will also become part of a energetic and highly interactive research team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, motivated researcher to train for an independent research career in 21st century microbial sciences. An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and basic knowledge of statistical and bioinformatic methods and algorithms. Aptitude and a desire to learn bioinformatics may be sufficient for the right candidate with a strong background in microbial genetics or biochemistry. UW–Madison and our research group offer an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track record of alumni achievement in academic and private-sector careers. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to landick@biochem.wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: negotiable, but sooner is preferable.
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Robert Landick
landick@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Feb 1 2019

Requirements: Required knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies: Knowledge of cell culture, standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques and ability to work with mouse models of disease. Preferred skills: experience in islet biology, immune phenotyping, genome editing, histological and immunofluorescence analyses, confocal imaging, maintenance of primary/stem cell cultures, RNA-seq or single cell RNA-seq analyses are especially desirable.

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

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Nursing Mar 30 2019

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

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

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

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

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Jan 31 2019

Requirements: Ph.D. in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry with suitable synthetic training.

Job Duties: The candidate will be expected to (a) independently craft synthetic routes and reduce them to practice in a timely fashion, (b) troubleshoot synthetic obstacles, (c) work well with other scientists within and outside of the group, (c) keep exceptional records of experiments, and (d) communicate results through presentation and written formats to the PI and team members.

Begin Date: Jan-Feb 2019
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Jennifer E Golden
jennifer.golden@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience June 30 2019

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

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

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

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Nov 23 2019

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

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

Begin Date: Immediately
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Samantha Jenson
sjenson@neurology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience June 1 2019

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

Job Duties: A position in stem cell biology and cellular aging is available in the laboratory of Darcie L. Moore., Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Applicants must be highly motivated, and hard-working, and should have experience in at least one of the following areas: microscopy, single cell RNA seq, high throughput imaging, primary cell culture, virus production, cloning and small animal surgical procedures. Applicants with expertise outside of this area are welcome to send their materials with suggested projects utilizing their skill sets. If you are interested in this position and possess a large amount of grit and can-do attitude, please e-mail your personal statement and CV to Dr. Moore at darcie.moore@wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Apr 15 2019

Requirements: A PhD in biological sciences, engineering, or related fields. Experience with protein engineering, synthetic biology, computational biology, and/or microfluidics are a plus, but not required.

Job Duties: The Romero laboratory at UW–Madison engineers biomolecules for applications in health, chemistry, and bioenergy. We leverage cutting-edge experimental technologies and computational tools to understand and design proteins and nucleic acids. We have openings on multiple projects, which include developing cancer diagnostics, membrane transporter engineering, and large-scale machine learning.

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

Contact
Phil Romero
promero2@wisc.edu