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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Center for Limnology Mar 1 2022

Requirements: Ph.D. in fishery science, natural resource economics, or another relevant field is required. Applicants with strong quantitative and writing skills and a Ph.D. from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. In addition to the specific skills listed above, ideal candidates will have excellent oral and written English language communications skills and a strong track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The positions will remain open until filled with a preferred start date of March 15, 2022. The appointment is for a term of 18 months. Applications should include the following components in a single PDF file: cover letter (including preferred and earliest feasible start dates), CV, and contact information for three references

Job Duties: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to join a project focused on solutions to shifting fish stocks funded by the Lenfest Oceans Program. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Olaf Jensen at the University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology and will work collaboratively as part of a large international and interdisciplinary teams. This project, "Managing across boundaries: preventing interjurisdictional conflicts arising from shifting fish stocks" will develop and test a suite of dynamic harvest allocation policies for managing fish stocks that are shifting across management boundaries, and assess the socio-economic benefits and tradeoffs of these policies for two important fisheries in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. The research team includes scientists from state and federal fishery management organizations, conservation NGOs, and several US universities. The position will involve the following tasks and associated skills, among others determined by the candidate: - Develop and test adaptive harvest allocation policies by linking a spatial model of annual fish stock distributions to a model of social and economic impacts (R coding skills, some familiarity with GIS). - Refine and add new features to an R Shiny tool for visualizing trade-offs associated with different adaptive harvest allocation policies (R coding skills). - Evaluate social impacts of adaptive allocation policies (design and implementation of surveys and focus groups) - Conduct a "hot spot analysis" to define enabling conditions for interjurisdictional fisheries conflict and evaluate fisheries against these conditions to identify future "hot spots" where adaptive harvest allocation policies may

Begin Date: 3/15/2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $51,390

Contact
Olaf Jensen
olaf.p.jensen@gmail.com

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Feb 15 2022

Requirements: PhD in the biological sciences and willingness to work with mice is required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry with experience and/or an interest in bioinformatics and/or statistics.

Job Duties: Research Associate (Postdoctoral) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nihal Ahmad. Our research is focused on two broad and complimentary research areas; 1) cancer biology and 2) prevention and experimental therapeutics of cancer. The position is ideal for highly motivated individuals who are interested in cancer biology and/or cancer chemoprevention research. Information about our laboratory's recent research can be found in our recent publications. The ideal candidate will be a productive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team on collaborative projects. Strong basic laboratory skills and good technique are important. Applicants should have demonstrated scientific productivity, good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and should be able to do multitasking as well as team projects. Candidate will be expected to handle independent project(s), write manuscripts, contribute to preparation of grant proposals, and present data at national and international meetings. Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to: Mary Ndiaye, mndiaye@dermatology.wisc.edu.

Begin Date: Immediate
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Commensurate with Experience (NIH base)

Contact
Mary Ndiaye
mndiaye@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medicine Jan 31 2022

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have an interest in substance use and addiction and/or HIV and hepatitis C and must have experience or training in conducting quantitative or qualitative analyses. The ideal candidate will also have a PhD in epidemiology, population or public health, statistics, nursing, health services research, another social/behavioral science, or an MD with additional training (MPH, MHS, doctorate). Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellence and experience conducting research.

Job Duties: The Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work within the Wisconsin node of the Rural Opioid Initiative, a multi-site consortium of researchers across the US studying substance use and addiction, overdose, HIV, hepatitis C funded by NIDA, CDC, SAMHSA, and the Appalachian Regional Commission. We are looking for a motivated and talented fellow to join our team. The position provides a multitude of opportunities to lead and contribute to both quantitative and qualitative research focused on substance use within our supportive, energetic, and interdisciplinary team at UW-Madison and Tulane, and to collaborate with researchers at other sites within our consortium (Oregon, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, New England, Wisconsin). We expect that the fellow will lead analyses, publications, and presentations using existing quantitative and qualitative data collected through our consortium. Opportunities to participate in data collection for an ongoing RCT of a behavioral health intervention for people who inject drugs, and to collaborate with public health partners such as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are also available. The Wisconsin Rural Opioid Initiative is led by Dr. Ryan Westergaard at UW-Madison and Dr. David Seal at Tulane University, who will jointly mentor and support the post-doctoral trainee.

Begin Date: 2/1/22
Percent Time: 50-100%
Salary: $54,000

Contact
Rebecca Miller
rcmiller@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in biological sciences, or related field.

Job Duties: We are inviting scientists excited about autoimmune disease research to apply for the Research Associate position in the Liang Lab in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. The successful candidate will lead projects to advance our understanding in the molecular basis of autoimmune diseases, and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a vibrant and multidisciplinary team of scientists and physicians. Candidates with a strong desire and demonstrated ability to drive scientific projects are encouraged to apply. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for references to liang95@wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Yun Liang
liang95@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Food Science Until filled

Requirements: We are looking for two (molecular) microbiologists who are interested in gut health and want to learn more about the mechanisms that contribute to microbial diversity in the gut ecosystem. The candidate will learn state-of-the-art genome editing tools (CRISPR-Cas, single-stranded DNA recombineering) and gain in-depth understanding of the relevance of bacteriophages in the gut.

Job Duties: The van Pijkeren Laboratory is looking for two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to unravel the molecular underpinnings by which dietary sugars promote bacteriophage production by the gut symbiont Limosilactobacillus reuteri (until recently known as Lactobacillus reuteri). Using gnotobiotic animal studies we plan to determine the ecological ramifications of the interplay between sugars, phage production and L. reuteri gut fitness. The positions are funded by the National Institutes of Health. We study the gut symbiont species L. reuteri. Our laboratory employs a broad combination of animal (disease) models, genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, which we combine with in-house developed high-throughput genome editing tools. We use these approaches to gain mechanistic insight into how L. reuteri promotes health, and how it can thrive in the competitive and complex gut ecosystem. In addition, we are very ambitious to develop L. reuteri as Next-Gen Probiotics that will ultimately be used in the clinic to treat disease.

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

Contact
Viji Easwar
veaswar@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Jan 31 2022

Requirements: Setaluri lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual holding PhD degree in biological sciences to study melanoma tumor progression, specifically signaling events and metabolic reprogramming during metastasis. Strong record of training and publications in the area of cancer cell signaling is required. Candidates with experience in melanoma, cancer cell metabolism and mouse models of cancer will be preferred.

Job Duties: Perform cell and molecular biological studies including RNA/DNA transfection, lentiviral transduction, qRT-PCR, western blotting using cultured human melanocytes and melanoma cells. Perform experiments with genetic models of mouse melanoma including tumor initiation, tumor measurement, immunohistochemical staining, RNA and protein analysis. Design, perform, and document all experiments and results and write manuscripts for publication.

Begin Date: April 1, 2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: According to UW Policy

Contact
Vijay Setaluri
vsetaluri@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) WI National Primate Research Center Feb 28 2022

Requirements: Ph.D. in biology or other biomedical science (preferably cell biology, hematopoiesis, molecular biology, immunotherapy, stem cells or related field). This individual should have a strong background designing and conducting cell culture and molecular biological experiments as well as considerable experience with basic techniques such as in vivo engraftment and tumor killing assay, flow cytometry, immunostaining, RT-qPCR, Western blot, cell sorting and genetic engineering.

Job Duties: Specific duties include cell culture, iPSC and HSC transfection and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, conditional gene expression, molecular cloning, hematopoietic differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, in vivo engraftment and tumor regression assays, collaboration with bioinformatician on RNAseq and ChIPseq data analysis. Creativity, initiative, and persistence will be essential characteristics for the successful candidate. Additionally, we are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced and challenging research environment and can multitask and interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. University of Wisconsin is the world leader in stem cell biology and elite center for learning and research. You will have opportunity to work on cutting edge research and network with internationally renowned scientist within Wisconsin Stem Cell Program. The principal investigator is affiliated with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) and Morgridge Institute for Research and co-directs Precision Medicine and Genomics core at WNPRC. English speaking and writing skills are essential as well as a track record of peer reviewed publications. Applications, accompanied by a letter of intent expressing your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and list of three references should be sent to Dr. Igor Slukvin islukvin@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760

Contact
Dr. Igor Slukvin
islukvin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Dermatology Jan 17 2022

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. Send a CV and cover letter explaining your research interests to Setaluri@wisc.edu

Begin Date: Late February/Early March
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Per NIH stipend level

Contact
Vijay Setaluri, PhD
setaluri@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wisconsin Center for Education Research Jan 31 2022

Requirements: Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctoral degree in school psychology, special education, or closely related field by August 2022; (b) experience working with administrators and teachers within schools; and (c) experience with scholarly writing. Desirable qualifications include: (a) interest and experience in school mental health, including social-emotional and behavioral intervention and/or assessment; (b) ability to work independently and initiate tasks with minimal supervision; and (c) background in statistics and measurement theory. If interested in this position, please send the following materials addressed to Dr. Katie Eklund at katie.eklund@wisc.edu: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and one publication (or manuscript in progress).

Job Duties: The School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC) in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison is offering a two-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. SMHC is a research center promoting the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based practices intended to promote student mental health. This position includes working with SMHC faculty on multiple projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), including those specific to universal screening for mental health concerns and targeted interventions designed to support youth with internalizing and externalizing behavior concerns. The successful candidate will work closely with Stephen Kilgus and Katie Eklund in supporting both projects. Activities will include, but are not limited to, school and participant recruitment; coordination of applied implementation activities (e.g., intervention and data collection); supervising graduate and undergraduate student research assistants; drafting funding reports; managing project data; and overseeing communication about the project with various stakeholders. The successful candidate will participate in all phases of the research process by co-leading efforts related to educator and researcher trainings, data collection, data analysis, manuscript writing, and research presentations. The individual will also support other project dissemination activities through the development of technical manuals, evidence briefs, procedural guides, and training modules.

Begin Date: July 1, 2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $60,000

Contact
Dr. Katie Eklund
katie.eklund@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Integrative Biology May 1 2022

Requirements: The candidate has completed or is close to completing a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual and have a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications and excellent communication skills. The candidate will have the opportunity to lead independent research projects. Expertise in C. elegans, neurobiology, genetics, or next-generation sequencing is desirable but not essential.

Job Duties: The WANG Lab (Worm And NeuroGenetics) in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to study neurobiology using C. elegans. Our lab is committed to providing outstanding training for its members to get them ready for their future scientific careers. The department offers a stimulating and collaborative research environment within UW-Madison. The city of Madison, the State Capitol of Wisconsin, is a great place with four beautiful lakes and is often ranked among the top cities to live in the United States. We are broadly interested in understanding how the brain controls behaviors. We use C. elegans as a model system to study the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying sleep and other behaviors, by combining classic molecular and genetic tools with state-of-the-art techniques, such as optogenetics, in vivo live imaging, genome editing, and next-generation sequencing. We also develop novel genetic tools to precisely control transgene expression and manipulate gene activity. The potential research directions include 1) identification and characterization of novel sleep regulators; 2) functional imaging of the neural dynamics of sleep circuits. Interested candidates should email the application package (a cover letter describing research interest and career goals, and a CV/resume with contact details of 3 references) directly to Dr. Han Wang (han.wang@wisc.edu).

Begin Date: immediate but can be flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Standard NIH postdoc salary

Contact
Han Wang
han.wang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) American Family Insurance Data Science Institute Until filled

Requirements: PhD in Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field. To apply, please email a CV, a research statement, and the names of two references who can provide a letter of recommendation.

Job Duties: The Cranmer lab at UW-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate) to pursue research at the intersection of data science and particle physics. The group is part of the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), and the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute at UW-Madison. Within ATLAS and IRIS-HEP the group has focused on analysis tools with an emphasis on statistical inference, analysis preservation, and reinterpretation. In addition to working with the international particle physics community, the successful applicant will also contribute to and interact with other members of the data science institute to help foster a vibrant community.

Begin Date: February 1, 2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard, negotiable with experience

Contact
Caitlin Wilhelm
caitlin.wilhelm@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Bacteriology Jan 15 2022

Requirements: Ph.D. with a strong background in computational biology/bioinformatics, metagenomics, microbial community analysis, phage ecology, phage biology, or related subjects. Strong programming experience in any language is required (e.g., Python, R, Julia etc.). Familiarity with machine learning algorithms, data science, and software development is a plus but not required.

Job Duties: The Anantharaman Microbiome Laboratory in the Department of Bacteriology is looking for a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scientist) to develop and apply tools to study viruses and phage in the environment. Our laboratory is home to a diverse community of researchers studying metabolic processes associated with microbes and viruses in environmental and human systems with a focus on human health and disease, biogeochemistry, and sulfur metabolism. The successful candidate (NSF-funded position) will focus on developing and applying bioinformatic approaches to advance our understanding of the ecology, evolution, and diversity of viruses/phage in the environment. Our laboratory offers a highly interdisciplinary, welcoming, and inclusive environment with the opportunity to collaborate with other labs at UW-Madison and beyond. Specific opportunities are available to focus on marine and freshwater systems. The Department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison is world-renowned for being at the forefront of research and education. The Microbiology program operated by the department is ranked first nationally. The city of Madison is also consistently rated amongst the best places to live and work in the US. Applicants are requested to send a single pdf file containing 1) CV (2 pages max); 2) A brief statement of interest with relevant experiences (1 page max); and 3) a list of three references to Karthik Anantharaman (karthik@bact.wisc.edu)

Begin Date: July 1, 2022 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: UW-Madison Standard

Contact
Karthik Anantharaman
karthik@bact.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Sciences Jan 10 2022

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: Jan 2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard

Contact
Dr. Xuan Pan
xpan24@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Jan 14 2022

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

Job Duties: The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future. The Waisman Center is one of the centers in the country where three federally funded programs are co-located: an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities training program (LEND). We are offering a one-year postdoctoral position in psychology primarily assessment focused within an interdisciplinary outpatient setting for children referred for neurodevelopmental evaluations. The postdoc may also provide clinical intervention services and behavioral consultation for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families. Although autism spectrum disorder is a primary focus for the position, it also includes opportunities to work with children with other developmental disabilities who receive services at the Waisman Center. This position will receive at least one hour per week of individual supervision from a qualified supervisor. Additionally, the position will have opportunities to participate in ongoing formal training concerning the provision of interdisciplinary/inter-professional, family-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through the Wisconsin LEND program and participate in research efforts. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Julie Schears, Recruitment Coordinator via email at jaschears@wisc.edu. Applications must be received no later than January 14, 2022.

Begin Date: 02/01/2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760

Contact
Julie Schears
jaschears@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Until filled

Requirements: PhD in cancer biology, genetics, cell and/or molecular biology, or related field required. Excellent communication skills, critical thinking ability, and team-players are highly valued. Combined experience in wet-lab cancer models and molecular biology techniques AND bioinformatics is preferred, but willingness and desire to train in bioinformatics is acceptable. Good organizational and time management skills is a must. To apply, please send the following application materials: Cover letter CV People whom we may contact for references (minimum 2, preferred 3)

Job Duties: The (Jessica) Lang Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate) to study the role of somatic mutation to genes involved in epigenetic regulation in ovarian cancer subtypes, with particular focus on SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex. A heavy emphasis of the lab is moving epigenetic and genomic findings to translational medicine. The successful candidate will be able to combine a wide variety of techniques including cancer cell line models, biospecimen extractions, sequencing library preparation, animal models, and basic bioinformatic analysis. Several projects are available in the lab to carve out an area of excellence for a postdoctoral researcher, and support will be provided in learning new scientific techniques, as well as a heavy emphasis on professional development. Motivated postdoctoral researchers will be encouraged to apply for fellowships and participate in grant writing. Lab website forthcoming.

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

Contact
Jessica Lang
jessica.lang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center - Gillick Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory Until filled

Requirements: A PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Rehabilitation Science or a related field is required. Experience with neuroimaging analysis programs (e.g., FSL, SPM, DIPY, or other relevant programs), and statistical analysis (e.g., MATLAB, R, SPSS) is required. The ideal candidate will have a background in neuroimaging of sensorimotor cortex, and especially working with imaging in human developmental populations. Additionally, a background or interest in neuromodulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation would be ideal. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. To apply, please send a letter of interest describing graduate training and research interests, a CV, two representative publications and the names and contact information for three potential references, via email to Dr. Bernadette Gillick at bgillick@wisc.edu. Please note "Postdoc Inquiry" in the subject line. More information can be found at the following links: Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory, UW Waisman Center, UW Waisman Center Neuroimaging Core

Job Duties: This position will primarily be responsible postdoctoral fellowship activities for a longitudinal study, funded by a R01 from the National Institutes of Health, 'Perinatal Stroke: Longitudinal Assessment of Infant Brain Organization and Recovery through Neuroexcitability, Neuroimaging and Motor Development.' The study aims to recruit and longitudinally follow approximately 50 infants throughout the first 2 years of their lives. The study includes neuroimaging (i.e. MRI, DWI), neurobehavioral assessment, and assessment of brain circuitry through non-invasive brain stimulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation. The Gillick Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory focuses on cortical plasticity and recovery from neurologic insult across the lifespan. The Laboratory research encompasses the use of different forms of non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation), in combination with behavioral training and neuroimaging, for improved motor function after brain injury. This is a 2-year appointment that will begin as soon as filled, with the possibility of additional years.

Begin Date: 01/03/2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760 minimum

Contact
Dr. Bernadette Gillick
bgillick@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathobiological Sciences Until filled

Requirements: PhD required in virology, microbiology, immunology or related field. Must have good skills in molecular biology. Experience with influenza or coronaviruses, cell culture, molecular virology, and/or animal studies is desirable. To apply, please email a CV, a letter of interest, up to three reprints, and the names of three references to Amy Kuehn (amy.kuehn@wisc.edu).

Job Duties: The Kawaoka Laboratory studies negative-strand RNA viruses including highly pathogenic influenza viruses, pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ebolavirus. Our objectives are to better understand virulence, pathogenicity, and viral evolution. In this way, we can help to develop better vaccines and anti-viral therapeutics. We have an opportunity for a postdoctoral associate interested in joining our team using various in vitro and in vivo approaches to study the virulence, pathogenicity, and evolution of several RNA viruses. The individual in this position will utilize a variety of molecular virology techniques (including reverse genetics), test viruses in cell cultures and in animal models including mice, Syrian hamsters, and ferrets, and develop and/or test novel preventative or therapeutic countermeasures to influenza, corona-, and Ebola viruses. Some of these studies may be conducted in biosafety level 3 containment. The ideal candidate will be a productive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team on collaborative projects. Strong basic laboratory skills and good technique are important. The individual in this position must present data in presentations, participate in meetings with collaborators and contribute to manuscripts. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are a plus. To be considered, candidates must be eligible for and maintain Select Agent clearance.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Depending on years of experience

Contact
Amy Kuehn
amy.kuehn@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Oncology & Biostatistics and Biomedical Sciences June 30 2022

Requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computer science, data science, or computational fields. Ph.D. in an experimental field with experience and knowledge in genomics is highly encouraged.

Job Duties: Postdoc position available in the lab of Huy Dinh. The candidate will be working in developing integrated analysis of single-cell and multi-omics data for cancer immunology projects.

Begin Date: anytime
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard, negotiable with experienced candidates

Contact
Huy Dinh
huy.dinh@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Until filled

Requirements: Postdoctoral researcher position: encourage scholars with Ph.D degree of relevant backgrounds in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, human and animal physiology, nutrition, microbiology, etc. to apply. Those with certain research experience will be preferred. Have good English reading, writing, and communication skills, critical thinking ability, responsible and having good working ethic, ambitious and determined, teamwork and collaborative spirit.

Job Duties: Lead a project, conduct experiments, analyze results, oral and written presentation of experimental results, etc.

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: full time
Salary: UW Postdoc standard

Contact
Shirley Ting Fu
ting.fu@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathobiological Sciences Until filled

Requirements: The position requires a doctoral degree in cell biology, microbiology, or a closely related field. The candidate must have expertise in basic to advance cell biology techniques, as they will be in charge of experimental revisions for manuscripts that are currently in various stages of publication. The candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse group of graduate students and staff and have excellent communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills; experience with advanced cell biology techniques; some experience with protein purification; willingness to help with rabbit model. Required Application Materials: statement of interest (2 pages max), CV, contact information (name, position, phone, email) for three references.

Job Duties: The Salgado-Pabon lab is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher interested in cellular microbiology, host-pathogen interactions or disease mechanisms. The lab studies Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis utilizing cell system models in vitro, ex vivo and in rabbit models of disease. Two years of funding are secured if progress is made in the probationary period and with the potential for extension dependent on availability of funds. The candidate will work closely with Dr. Salgado and her team to perform experiments required for the revision of 3-4 manuscripts submitted for publication, including but not limited to live-cell imaging of endothelial cells in wound healing assays, proteome arrays, fluorescent staining, signaling assays, and cell binding studies. As co-author, the candidate will be involved in data analysis, interpretation and drafting of the corresponding sections of the manuscripts. The individual will also work on implementing fluorescent-based techniques for imaging tissues in 3D with the THUNDER imaging system and will be in charge of lab orders.

Begin Date: Immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard

Contact
Wilmara Salgado-Pabon
wsalgado@wisc.edu

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

Requirements: A Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Forestry/Wood Chemistry or other areas in which a familiarity or comfort level with organic synthesis and instrumental analysis in chemistry/biochemistry can be demonstrated. Demonstrated graduate experience in the area of chemistry/biochemistry and chemical/analytical characterization methods; organic synthesis skills are rather essential. Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential. We seek a strong team player with the ability to work in a collaborative environment. To apply, please send the following application materials, preferably in one file: - Cover letter - CV - List of publications (if any) - People whom we may contact for references

Job Duties: The Ralph Lab has a position available for a chemist with synthetic organic chemistry skills and a desire to learn hydrogenolysis methods and reactor operation and general maintenance to help with research into biomass hydrogenolysis and mechanisms. This is a two-year position (subject to the usual evaluation after 1 year). The Ralph laboratory is engaged in research on lignin biosynthesis, including delineation of the pathways of monolignol biosynthesis, lignin chemistry, and lignin reactions. They have also defined the chemical effects of perturbing lignin biosynthesis, and extensions of this work are aimed at redesigning lignins to be more readily degraded. To that end, the group develops synthetic methods for biosynthetic products, precursors, intermediates, molecular markers, cell wall model compounds, etc., and analytical and research tools to delineate pathways and lignin structure and modifications. The candidate will have an important role in the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, working on projects, including hydrogenolysis in a project led by Dr. Canan Sener, within so-called Aim 3 and core facilities areas. The position is also supported by a Swiss-NSF grant on biomass hydrogenolysis aimed at understanding and enhancing hydrogenolysis of plant biomass. The candidate will have a role in aiding research in cell wall chemistry and structural analysis, in the following areas: - Development of cutting-edge methods for lignin (and cell wall) structural analysis. - Elucidation of hydrogenolytic mechanisms; this includes synthesizing model reactants and products, and product analysis. - Delineating the effects of pretreatments on biomass conversion and utilization. - Developing novel approaches toward improved plant cell wall utilization in biomass-to-energy conversion, and other natural and industrial processes. - Researching pathways toward improved lignin utilization. The candidate will not have direct supervisory roles, but will collaborate and direct the research in hydrogenolysis-related projects and provide assistance to the lead scientist (Dr. Sener), research scientists, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate student help. The position will not carry direct budgetary responsibility, but the candidate will be responsible for recommending equipment, consumables, and personnel to accomplish the research.

Begin Date: As soon as available
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH stipend scale commensurate with experience

Contact
Dr. John Ralph
jralph@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Engineering Physics Until filled

Requirements: Requirements: - Ph.D. (or completion of Ph.D. requirements prior to start date) in physics, engineering/applied physics, or closely related field - Experience with optics, spectroscopy, and photodetector electronics - Strong quantitative background in experimental data analysis - Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Duties: The turbulence spectroscopy group in the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin seeks applicants for one postdoctoral researcher position to develop and operate turbulence spectroscopy diagnostic systems and carry out an experimental program at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in plasma turbulence and instability analysis to advance the scientific basis for magnetic fusion energy. The research topics include but are not limited to core, pedestal and SOL turbulence and transport. The postdoc appointee will contribute to diagnostic activities such as 2D Beam Emission Spectroscopy (BES), Charge Exchange Imaging (CXI), Ultra-Fast Charge Exchange Spectroscopy (UF-CHERS), and Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy (SHS). The diagnostic systems are developed at UW–Madison and are deployed at the DIII-D facility in San Diego, CA. The postdoctoral position will be based at the DIII-D fusion facility with occasional trips to UW–Madison to contribute to diagnostic development projects. The postdoctoral appointee will also provide research mentorship to UW graduate and undergraduate students who perform research on these projects. Finally, the postdoctoral appointee may contribute to a portfolio of magnetic fusion research activities at UW, potentially including the Pegasus-III spherical torus, the HSX stellarator, NSTX-U and other collaborations at domestic and international facilities. Applicants with experience in optics, spectroscopy, detector electronics, and experimental magnetized plasma turbulence and instability analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. George McKee (george.mckee@wisc.edu) and Dr. Zheng Yan (zyan5@wisc.edu). Applications received by Nov. 19, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. The website for the turbulence spectroscopy group is https://fusionlab.ep.wisc.edu/turbulence/.

Begin Date: As late as Jan 2022
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
George McKee and Zheng Yan
george.mckee@wisc.edu zyan5@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Physics Jan 2022

Requirements: A candidate with a PhD in engineering, physics, medical physics or computer science is sought, with an interest in advanced radiation therapy and surgical guidance technology. A suitable technical person should have the ability instrument control, experimental set up, hardware design with MATLAB experience/capability. Projects will involve collaboration with life science lab members to carry out cancer imaging and treatment studies. Instruments will include ultra-fast time-gated cameras, molecular probes, linear accelerators, fluorescence guided surgery instruments. The candidate should be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, and co-supervising undergraduate students, as appropriate to carry out the work.

Job Duties: The work is within an NIH funded research laboratory, directed by Dr. Brian Pogue, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The work is located in the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research in the medical complex. Developments will be in imaging technologies such as Cherenkov imaging, FLASH radiotherapy, and molecular sensing for tissue function and surgery. The position will involve collaboration with rodent and human surgeries and or cancer treatment in radiation therapy. Drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed papers and presenting final results at international conferences is expected; The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills, commensurate with becoming a future faculty member or leader in industry.

Begin Date: 01/01/2022
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000-$70,000

Contact
Brian Pogue
bpogue@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Chemical and Biological Engineering/Neurological Surgery Until filled

Requirements: Candidates having experience in protein engineering and design coupled with rodent biodistribution/pharmacokinetic/therapeutic/disease modeling expertise or those wishing to expand their expertise into these areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have received a Ph.D. prior to joining the laboratory and have published in well-recognized scientific journals.

Job Duties: A Postdoctoral Fellow position is newly available in the laboratory of Professor Eric Shusta at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Shusta laboratory has a blood-brain barrier (BBB) focus that includes antibody targeting of the BBB for the delivery of therapeutics to the central nervous system (CNS) (ericshusta.che.wisc.edu). This particular postdoctoral position is focused on targeted biologic delivery to the CNS using BBB targeting antibodies. Potential project areas include employing these antibodies in immunotherapy paradigms for brain cancer treatment and in targeted therapeutic approaches for stroke.

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

Contact
Eric Shusta
eshusta@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Human Oncology Until filled

Requirements: PhD in cancer biology, biostatistics, cell biology or related field with appropriate expertise

Job Duties: Primary work related to newly funded R37 award (5-7 years funding available for research). Project abstract: Patient-derived model systems are commonly used to study tumor biology and test novel treatments for head and neck cancer. These models are established using patient tumors sourced from surgical specimens and typically implanted into the subcutaneous tissue of the mouse. There is little data available to support the decisions we make during the initial handling of the tumor samples and, most importantly, how these decisions impact the results of subsequent studies. Our long-term goal is to improve outcomes for head and neck cancer patients using valid, predictive, and well characterized model systems. The overall objective of this application is to improve our use of these mammalian model systems by understanding the impact of choices we make when we establish them. By combining innovative approaches to study cancer evolution with rigorous assessment of tumor biology and therapy response we hope to ultimately improve the relevance of studies using these mammalian models to improve the care of human patients. Our central hypothesis is that the approach used to establish patient-derived xenografts has a critical impact on their relevance as translational models. To achieve our goals, we proposed three aims. In Aim 1, we will determine the role of heterotopic vs. orthotopic implantation on the biology of the tumor, how patient-derived animal models change with increasing passage in animals, and how these factors impact tumor evolution. In Aim 2, we will test the concordance of response between patient derived models and patients by using patient derived xenografts established as part of an ongoing (and separately funded) window-of-opportunity trial and will assess consistency in response to standard treatments over time. In Aim 3, we will use an innovative humanized mouse model developed at Wisconsin to assess the evolutionary interplay between the tumor and immune system, understand whether these novel mice replicate the tumor/immune interface seen in human cancers or in syngeneic HNC models, and investigate how well the response to immunotherapy replicates that seen in patients. In summary, these studies will provide compelling evidence for how to optimize our use of mouse models of human head and neck cancer. Completion of this project will provide robust evidence delineating and refining best practices for the translational use of patient derived xenograft animal models of head and neck cancer.

Begin Date: 11/1/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: per postdoc scale

Contact
Randy Kimple
rkimple@humonc.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Animal and Dairy Sciences Until filled

Requirements: An ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in the molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or related area, and have - Experiences with general molecular and cellular techniques such as gene cloning, protein and nucleic acid purification, gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, RNA transcription and posttranscriptional analysis, mammalian cell culture and transfection etc. Experience with transcriptomic and proteomic analysis is a plus. - Experiences with lab animal care, handling, breeding, tissue collection and primary cell isolation and culture etc. - Excellent communication and presentation skills - The candidate should be a self-starter and team player, goal-oriented, organized, and enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced environment.

Job Duties: The Muscle Biology lab is seeking for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Associate to work on a NIH funded project. This project is to understand the role of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) in striated muscle structure and function. The major focus of this project is to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which RBPs modulate heart muscle disease. The selected candidate will - Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures - Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications - Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area - Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures - Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership - Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding

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

Contact
Wei Guo
wguo2@wisc.edu

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

Requirements: -PhD degree in computer science/engineering, information science, computational linguistics, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, data science, or a closely related field; -Experience in research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects in the clinical arena. -Experience in the field area of deep learning. Additional experience in medical terminologies/ontologies is strongly encouraged. -Strong programming experience (e.g., Python, Java, R, SAS). -Strong written and oral communication skills required. -Ability to work both independently and as a team player.

Job Duties: The individual will use computational methods for representing and analyzing data from the electronic health record for clinical applications to improve health outcomes in hospitalized patients. The diversity of subject matter will require a multidisciplinary candidate with a background in machine learning, statistics, health information technology, and data management to derive and validate clinical decision support tools for the electronic health record. We are looking for a candidate who could fill a Deep Learning subspecialty in our lab. The Research Associate will be expected to lead manuscripts and participate in multicenter collaborations under close mentorship by a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, clinical informatics experts, biostatisticians, and computer scientists.

Begin Date: September 13, 2021 or thereafter. The position is renewable annually.
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Competitive for the field of health informatics and computer science

Contact
Madeline K Oguss
mkoguss@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Until filled

Requirements: PhD in immunology or cell and molecular biology

Job Duties: Perform scholarly research on cell migration and inflammmation research. Our research is at the interface of cell biology and immunology and is centered on understanding on inflammation and its resolution. We seek to dissect how external cues and cell signaling networks regulate cell migration during tissue damage and repair and how this is altered in human disease. We focus on live imaging to visualize and manipulate leukocyte motility in zebrafish and human cells in vitro, and using these tools have uncovered new mechanisms that regulate resolution of innate immune inflammation. huttenlocher.labs.wisc.edu

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

Contact
Anna Huttenlocher
huttenlocher@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Genetics Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related areas. Qualified candidates should be experienced with cell culture, RNA, CRISPR, genetics/genomics techniques, microscopy, statistical analyses, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop. Desirable qualities include experience with: RNAseq, RNA biology, bioinformatics, and high-resolution imaging techniques. Hobbies in the arts are highly valued.

Job Duties: The Skop lab, located in the UW–Madison Genetics/Biotech center, examines several fundamental questions with regard to cancer and stem cell biology. Much of this work focuses on the role of the midbody and midbody remnant, a unique newly appreciated RNA containing organelle, in mediating asymmetric cell fate decisions and cell-cell communication. We are looking to fund a highly motivated, imaginative, independent individual to either perform research focusing on comparative analysis of the post-mitotic midbody from different cell types or a project focused on the mechanism of RNA release. We use a multi-disciplinary approach using genomics/proteomics, high resolution imaging, and molecular and cell biology techniques to study the midbody and midbody remnant by taking advantage of stem cells and mammalian tissue culture systems. Much of the work involves tissue culture, RNA assays, RNAseq/genomics/proteomics, bioinformatics, cell/molecular biology and microscopy. The ideal candidate should be creative, productive, and a self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly, work individually and as a team, and communicate well. The person hired will take charge of organizing and managing their own project(s) and working with collaborators. Travel to conferences to present work is expected. Preference will be given to individuals with previous laboratory experience with cell biology techniques, high-resolution imaging, RNAseq analysis, and tissue culture systems. Experience with teaching undergraduates in an active learning classroom is available to candidates. Campus postdoc community is outstanding. Madison is certainly an excellent place to live and do science! The Skop Lab is an excellent environment for which to launch the next step in your career. 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. Additional Application procedures: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating your interest and background training, a CV, and a list of 3 references.

Begin Date: September 1st, 2021 (or later)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard postdoctoral stipend

Contact
Ahna Skop
skop@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurological Surgery Until filled

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

Job Duties: This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Raghu Vemuganti, Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Research, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, Univ. of Wisconsin. The lab is supported by several federally funded (NIH and VA) grants. The primary project is to investigate the role of noncoding RNAs (microRNAs, lncRNAs and circRNAs), epigenetics and epitranscriptomics in post-stroke brain damage. Proficiency in rodent stroke models, motor and cognitive function analysis, molecular and cellular techniques including histopathology, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, PCR and siRNA work is preferred. Data analysis, statistical analysis and writing skills are expected. Representative publications from the lab: Mehta SL, Vemuganti R (2020) Role of circular RNAs in brain development and CNS diseases. Progress in Neurobiology 186:101746. Morris-Blanco KC, Kim T, Lopez MS, Bertogliat MJ, Chelluboina B, Vemuganti R (2019) Induction of DNA hydroxymethylation protects the brain after stroke. Stroke 50: 2513-2521. Chokkalla AK, Mehta SL, Kim T, Chelluboina B, Kim J, Vemuganti R (2019) Transient focal ischemia significantly alters the m6A epitranscriptomic tagging of RNAs in the brain Stroke 50: 2912-2921. Kim TH, Mehta S, Lopez M, Sullivan R, Kim H, Morris-Blanco K, Kim H, Kim C, Vemuganti R (2018) microRNA miR- 7a-5p ameliorates ischemic brain damage by targeting α-synuclein. Science Signaling 11(560). Pii: eaat4285. Mehta SL, Kim T, Vemuganti R (2015) Long noncoding RNA FosDT promotes ischemic brain injury by interacting with REST-associated chromatin-modifying proteins. Journal of Neuroscience 35:16443-16449. If interested, submit CV, a brief cover letter indicating prior research experience, career goals and names of 2 referees to Dr. Raghu Vemuganti (vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu). University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA) is one of the Big-10 universities with >1,000 active biomedical research laboratories. Madison is one of the top places to live in the United States. University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups and women.

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

Contact
Raghu Vemuganti, MD
vemuganti@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Waisman Center Until filled

Requirements: The applicant should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computer science, data science, engineering, biology, physics, or related areas, and be capable of coding or programming (e.g., R, Python, Matlab). Prior experience in next-generation sequencing data, bioinformatics software development, machine learning is a plus but not required.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daifeng Wang in the Waisman Center and Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This new NIH-funded position will apply bioinformatics tools and machine learning methods to analyze single-cell omics data for understanding functional genomics in neurodevelopmental diseases (e.g., Down Syndrome). The selected candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment and also collaborate with other labs in neuroscience, genetics, and stem cell biology. Applicants are requested to send a CV and a list of 3 references to daifeng.wang@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard

Contact
Daifeng Wang
daifeng.wang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Civil and Environmental Engineering Until filled

Requirements: Applicants to this position should have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable university and should be experienced in geochemical modeling (e.g., PHREEQC). Background in chemical engineering is a strong plus and candidates who can start right away are strongly preferred. The position will initially be for one year but can be extended upon mutual agreement.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate in several collaborative projects related to aqueous carbonation process development and in-situ characterizations of mineral dissolution/precipitation.

Contact
Bu Wang
bu.wang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Until filled

Requirements: The Engin Laboratory is focused on understanding how cellular stress response pathways play a role in beta cell physiology and pathology. Current projects involve studying molecular mechanisms of the unfolded protein response (UPR) signaling pathway in autoimmune diabetes. The work involves working with the tissue specific mouse models of the UPR pathway and mechanistic studies using cell culture, biochemical and immunological assays. More information about our research and publications can be found at enginlab.org. The ideal candidate is expected to be a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly and function both independently and within a team. Previous background with mitochondrial biology is highly desired. Experience with Seahorse analysis, imaging, confocal microscopy, cell culture and biochemical assays is a plus.

Job Duties: Specific duties include designing and utilizing research methodologies to achieve the goals of the project, assistance or lead in writing of grants and manuscripts, regular data report, presentation of data at national and international meetings, participation in meetings with collaborators, assist in the mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students, and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator.

Begin Date: Immediate

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Space Science and Engineering Center Until filled

Requirements: Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or volcanology or related physical science by the start date, have a strong background in remote sensing, and be highly motivated, creative, and hard-working. Applicants must also have strong scientific programming and technical writing skills. The candidate is also encouraged to explore new project ideas and assist in the development of new research proposals.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will have an opportunity to work on one or more National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-funded projects focused on developing satellite remote sensing and analysis methods for detecting, tracking, characterizing, and forecasting clouds generated by volcanic eruptions. The candidate will be expected to conduct the research in consultation with the principal investigator and other team members.

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

Contact
Denise Weidner
denise.weidner@ssec.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Oncology Until filled

Requirements: PhD in biology or other biomedical science or equivalent degree. Experience in contemporary cellular and molecular techniques. A track record of publication. Experience with analysis of genomic data sets is preferred.

Job Duties: The Alarid laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison is seeking a post-doctoral fellow interested in exploring the genomics and transcriptional regulatory networks that contribute to therapy response in metastatic breast cancer. The post-doc will be involved in projects that explore transcription factor interactions with DNA (ChIP-Seq, Cut&Run), RNA and gene expression analysis (RNA-Seq, qRT-PCR), and protein interactions(Western, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, cellular fractionation, microscopy). Experience in data analysis and willingness to work with bioinformatics will be essential. Projects will include working with patient samples, tumor models in vitro and in vivo. Cloning, CRISPR, and other cell engineering technologies will also be employed. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to communicate their findings in lab meetings, at presentations at national and international meetings, and in publication. A successful candidate will also communicate and work well with other members of the laboratory and collaborators. Opportunities to mentor and supervise undergraduate trainees are available. The Alarid lab promotes a supportive and team-work based environment where everyone is a contributor to the overall goals of the laboratory. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief description of their interest and background training, a curriculum vitae or biosketch, and contact information for three references to Elaine Alarid (alarid@oncology.wisc.edu).

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

Contact
Elaine Alarid
alarid@oncology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Until filled

Requirements: Applicants should have a doctorate in biology or a related subject and strong expertise and publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in mouse genetic models, histological analyses (immunostaining and confocal imaging), and transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics, etc.).

Job Duties: Postdoctoral positions are available as part of a collaborative project in the labs of Drs. Beth Drolet and Hao Chang in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to investigate mechanisms of vascular anomalies during development. The goal of the work is to elucidate the pathogenesis and disease mechanisms of vascular anomalies using cell lines and mouse models (dermatology.wisc.edu/research/laboratory-research). The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include planning, coordinating, and performing scientific experiments under the guidance of PI. Other responsibilities are mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research, participating in research seminars and professional development workshops, presenting research at regional and national research meetings, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

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

Contact
Dr. Hao Chang
hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Space Science and Engineering Center Until filled

Requirements: PhD in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on mathematical analysis, image/signal processing, machine learning and preferably optimization theory.

Job Duties: The UW–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is recruiting a postdoc who will have the unique opportunity to develop statistical image inference and machine learning methodologies for atmospheric science applications; the postdoc's work has the potential to directly impact current and future NASA and NOAA spaceborne missions. These missions include a variety of active (e.g. lidar) and passive (e.g. imager / radiometer) instruments which provide measurements for both climate and operational science. The postdoc will be focused on the following statistical image inference and machine learning problems: denoising very low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) nighttime images as observed from space, denoising low SNR lidar observations and inferring the optical properties of aerosols (dust/smoke) and clouds from lidar, inferring the motion of multiple layers of clouds from geostationary images (i.e. sequence of image separated by 10min), identification of cloud types and aerosols from geostationary images. The statistical and machine learning aspects of these problems are similar to that in medical imaging and related fields. For example, lidar denoising and inference methodologies currently employed at SSEC are based on medical denoising methodologies. The successful candidate will work with both NASA, NOAA and NCAR instrument teams to apply new statistical and machine learning methods and will have the opportunity to develop collaborative connections with the atmospheric science community. Dr. Robert Holz and Dr. Willem Marais are also frequent collaborators with Dr. Rebecca Willett.

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

Contact
Denise Weidner
denise.weidner@ssec.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery | Transplant Surgery Until filled

Requirements: Education: Doctorate of Philosophy Required Background (preferred): Immunology, Diabetes, Stem Cell Biology, Transplantation Preferred Skills: flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, mixed lymphocyte culture and other immunological assays, stem cell culture, humanized mice, transplantation procedure in rodents and rodent handling, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy

Job Duties: Design and execute studies related to the primary research focus and funded projects: 1. Study design 2. Data collection (behavioral and tissue/molecular) 3. Data analyses (behavioral, microscopy, bench work, statistical) 4. Prepare manuscripts 5. Write grants 6. Present findings at local and scientific meetings 7. Mentor students (undergraduate, graduate) The Division of Transplantation is seeking a post-doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Drs. Odorico and Sackett. The proposed research examines the potential beneficial effects of genetic modifications of human pluripotent stem cell-derived islet organoids and how these modifications and established cells lines might be cloaked from attack by an allogeneic immune system, using both cell culture assays and after transplantation into humanized mice. These studies seek to define what modifications may promote protection from destructive immune mechanisms and support the concept that genome editing of stem cells for therapeutic benefit. These studies seek to define what modifications may promote protection from destructive immune mechanisms and support the concept that genome editing of stem cells for therapeutic benefit. Learn more about the Odorico Research Lab.

Begin Date: July 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Standards

Contact
Jon Odorico, MD
jon@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry Until filled

Requirements: Doctoral Degree required, preferably in Psychology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Medical Physics, Computer Science or a related field. Recent PhDs and experienced candidates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in brain imaging techniques, including experiment setup/programming, equipment calibration and troubleshooting, and analysis of at least 1 of the following brain imaging modalities: EEG, MEG, structural MRI, functional MRI, or magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The majority of our work involves programming in python and C, but knowledge of other languages (C++, java, matlab, Statistics in R, CUDA) could easily translate to our work. Our human imaging studies include advanced technique development from MRI pulse sequences to neural network-based structural image segmentation. This position includes opportunities to contribute to publications and grants, and original contributions will be recognized with formal coauthorship. Candidates in this position are expected to contribute first author publications on work done in the laboratory in order to further their academic career.

Job Duties: The Nacewicz Laboratory for Neuroscience of Social Engagement combines in-vivo and ex-vivo neurochemical measures with human and non-human primate models of psychiatric conditions. We are trying to understand the mechanisms by which fear and emotional overload disrupt our ability to connect with others and engage in reciprocal social behavior. The state of being overwhelmed to the point of not being able to have a productive social interaction is common to everything from arguments with romantic partners, to facing phobias, to psychiatric disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Our primary aim is to unite animal models with psychiatric disease through biomarkers assessed with non-invasive NMR spectroscopy. We seek a highly productive, motivated, and creative post-doctoral researcher to participate in active collaborative research in neurochemistry. Candidates seeking clinical hours towards fulfillment of licensing in clinical psychology can be integrated with our clinical psychology post-doctoral curriculum and will gain specialized experience in treatment of post-traumatic stress and related disorders. -20% Help develop data collection tools, including computerized experimental tasks and physiological monitoring. -10% Help submit protocols and applications to the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) -10% Oversee Undergraduate Research Assistants involved in data collection and analysis. -10% Develop analysis pipelines and ensure they are properly applied by users. -25% Perform statistical analyses and generate figures to represent important findings. -25% Assist in writing grant proposals and manuscripts.

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

Contact
KaBao Chang
kchang52@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology Until filled

Requirements: A PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology or related biomedical field. MD candidates with strong commitment to basic science are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong laboratory skills. Previous expertise in the production/purification of recombinant proteins, structural biology and mammalian cell culture is essential. Expertise with biochemistry and molecular biology techniques is also necessary. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will develop both independent and collaborative experiments in one or more areas.

Job Duties: The Pehar laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow highly motivated to carry out research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms linking aging to neurodegeneration with emphasis in the study of glia-neuron interaction. The laboratory has a multidisciplinary approach on in vitro and in vivo mouse models. The position requires expertise in the production/purification of recombinant proteins, structural biology and mammalian cell culture. The laboratory is located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has access to cutting-edge research facilities. Opening available immediately; 1 year initial appointment, renewable. Apply via email to Mariana Pehar, PhD (mapehar@medicine.wisc.edu). E-mail your curriculum vitae, brief statement of interest and career goals, and contact names of at least three references.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Commensurate with experience, following NIH guidelines

Contact
Mariana Pehar, PhD
mapehar@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Genetics Until filled

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
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Akihiro Ikeda
aikeda@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in biology or other biomedical science (preferably cell biology, skeletal muscle biology, bioengineering or related field). This individual should have a strong background designing and conducting biochemical and molecular biological experiments as well as considerable experience with basic techniques such as cell culture, immunostaining, RT-qPCR and/or cell sorting.

Job Duties: The applicant will work on our funded research projects for tissue engineering of skeletal muscle and tendon using human and animal stem cells. The major goals of these projects are to create induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived progenitor cells and evaluate their utility for in vitro tissue modeling and in vivo regenerative therapy in muscle and tendon injuries. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, performing biochemical and molecular biology studies (such as Western blot, total RNA isolation, RT-qPCR), immunohistochemistry, manipulations of fluorescent and confocal microscopes, cell sorting, and cell/tissue culture using human and animal stem cells (iPSCs and adult stem cells).

Begin Date: 04/01/2021 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760 (NIH Postdoc Rate for years of experience)

Contact
Dr. Masatoshi Suzuki
masatoshi.suzuki@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Comparative Biosciences Until Filled

Requirements: Ph.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Neuroscience, Developmental, Cell or Molecular Biology or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have a solid background in developmental biology or toxicology. Experience in neurosciences or immunology would be highly beneficial. Desirable technical skills include mouse handling, cell or tissue culture experience, tissue preparation and staining for histological analyses.

Job Duties: The lab of Kimberly Keil Stietz in the Comparative Biosciences Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research associate. The project will focus on understanding effects of developmental exposure to environmental contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), on the function of the lower urinary tract. This project is multidisciplinary, examining effects of these chemicals on the brain, peripheral nervous system and the bladder using in vivo mouse models as well as in vitro systems. The position will involve managing mouse colonies and dosing studies, dissection of tissues for cellular and molecular assays such as qPCR or for histology, planning experiments, collecting and analyzing data, preparation of manuscripts, reporting research results, and presenting research at conferences. This position will be 12 calendar months. The job will require about 40 hours per week including occasional night and weekend work. Preference will be given to motivated applicants who are eager to intellectually engage and take ownership of their work. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter stating research interest and experience, a current resume/C.V., and the contact information for three references to Kimberly Keil Stietz at kkeil@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: asap, Spring 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Postdoctoral scale

Contact
Kimberly Keil Stietz
kkeil@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurosurgery Until filled

Requirements: The Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with experience in cancer immunology for post-doctoral fellow position in brain tumor immunotherapy lab. The applicant should have a PhD in immunology or cancer immunology and some degree of prior experience in in vivo experiments. 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. 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, and proficient in English. Applicant must be able to design and conduct experiments independently, prepare and present work at meetings, and write scientific manuscripts. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Please e-mail a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three references.

Job Duties: The post-doc will be studying T-cell function in the context of brain tumor immunology and immunotherapy, and will be responsible for conducting experiments, writing results and publishing manuscript.

Begin Date: July 2021 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Mahua Dey, MD
dey@neurosurgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology Until filled

Requirements: Ph.D. required with experience in Neuroscience or related field. Significant experience in neurobiology is required. Particular skills might include neuroanatomy, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology experience, or primary culture of brain derived cells. Experience handling either molecular profiling data sets (transcriptome, proteome, etc.) or microscopy-based imaging will be viewed highly favorably, and a working knowledge of metabolism would be a plus. The candidate must have a proven academic publication track record, including first-author publications. Previous experience instructing and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is also expected.

Job Duties: The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the basic biological mechanisms of aging as part of the Anderson laboratory. The funded project for this position opening focuses on the intersection of aging, caloric restriction (CR), and the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology using genetic mouse models of AD. In particular, the work will test the hypothesis that CR creates a healthy neuronal environment through changes in brain metabolism, and that these metabolic shifts will oppose AD-related pathology. The successful candidate will design and implement strategies for investigating the mechanisms connecting metabolism, caloric restriction, and aging. The candidate is also expected to explore new avenues and seek independent funding as part of their own career development. To apply, submit (1) a letter describing career background in neurobiology and stating research interests and how they relate to aging; (2) a CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable); (3) copies of transcripts of college coursework (optional); (4) GRE and/or MCAT scores (optional); and (5) three letters of recommendation (one letters must come from a faculty member in a related field).

Begin Date: April 1, 2021 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Rozalyn Anderson, PhD
rozalyn.anderson@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Bacteriology Until filled

Requirements: A Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, toxicology or related field is required. Applicant should have peer reviewed scientific publications. We are a Tier 1 Select Agents lab and the applicant must be able to pass a Select Agents background check and suitability assessment. Strong cloning and protein expression skills and experience or knowledge of vaccine development are desired. In our SA lab, strong organizational and record keeping skills, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work with pathogenic organisms and toxins is required. Good time management and an ability to meet deadlines and take initiative are desired.

Job Duties: The Pellett lab at the department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin–Madison has an exciting opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) funded study to develop botulinum toxin vaccines. The purpose of the project is to develop and investigate a novel protein vaccine against all serotypes of botulinum toxins. The vaccine platform investigated in this research project will aid in future developments of other protein vaccines. The project will involve recombinant protein design and challenging expression in E.coli and/or Clostridium, protein purification and analyses, and animal (mice) vaccination studies in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin. The applicant will have the opportunity to perform experiments independently to complete the team's overall efforts, mentor students and staff, participate in overall project progress and data dissemination including the writing of manuscripts and presentations at conferences, and assist in and write grant applications. The applicant will become familiar with working in a Tier 1 approved facility and with SA pathogens. The position is for a duration of three years (contingent upon successful performance in the first year) with the option for extension depending on securing future funding. Interested candidates should send a cover letter (can be email message), CV, and at least 2 references to Dr. Sabine Pellett, sabine.pellett@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: as soon as possible
Percent Time: 80-100%
Salary: NIH

Contact
Sabine Pellett
sabine.pellett@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Until filled

Requirements: Candidates will ideally have or expect to have a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, as well as genuine interests in biomedical research. Outstanding computing and communication skills are required. Prior working experience in causal inference, optimization, and/or high dimensional data is not necessary but preferred.

Job Duties: There is a postdoc position under the direction of Professors Menggang Yu and Guanhua Chen at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The initial appointment is one year and renewable up to three years based on performance review. The successful applicants will work primarily on developing statistical and machine learning methods in the area of health care data, causal inference, and precision medicine. The main projects are related, but not limited to, risk prediction and personalized treatment recommendation using high dimensional electronic health records and/or multi-omics data. The applicants will have opportunities to get training in statistical methodology development, software implementation, and direct collaboration with health care professionals. These research works will use first-hand state-wide and nation-wide data to generate impactful and practice-changing results and lead to both methodological and collaborative publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. Please send a CV (with the name of three references), a letter of intent, and representative papers to Menggang Yu (meyu@biostat.wisc.edu) and Guanhua Chen (gchen25@wisc.edu)

Begin Date: immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: competitive

Contact
Guanhua Chen
gchen25@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) UW Carbone Cancer Center Until filled

Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related areas. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 0-3 years of post-doctoral training is required. Qualified candidates should be experienced with cell culture and mouse model systems, molecular cloning, statistical analyses and/or other biochemical or molecular-based approaches.

Job Duties: The Jarrard and Denu Laboratories, located within the UW Carbone Cancer Center and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, examine several fundamental questions in prostate cancer tumor biology and apply this knowledge to the treatment of disease. Much of this work encompasses the role of epigenetics in cancer development and treatment. The current project involves characterizing novel histone modifications and their enzymes in cancer progression and developing new drugs thus allowing a personalized medicine approach to prostate cancer therapy. See (urology.wisc.edu/research/researchers-and-laboratories/dr-jarrards-lab) and (ipib.wisc.edu/staff/denu-john) The candidate will be expected to carry out/develop the described research projects under the direction of the principal investigators. This will include identifying research problems and designing research methodologies; assist in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV, and the contact information for three references.

Begin Date: Jan 1 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels

Contact
David Jarrard
jarrard@urology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Chemistry Until filled

Requirements: A Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity is available for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate in Chemistry or relevant fields interested in a project focusing on hIAPP aggregation and its effect on type 2 diabetes. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in toxicity assays and in vitro experiments.

Job Duties: The NIH funded project in the Zanni group sought to work on amyloid aggregation involved in type 2 diabetes. Work will primarily be focused on assays involving mouse pancreas, islets, and associated biochemical assays to be performed in Biochemistry at UW–Madison in the laboratory of Alan Attie. You would also be involved in advanced imaging of pancreas tissues in the spectroscopy laboratory of Martin Zanni in Chemistry. The goal is to understand how amylin, a small polypeptide, aggregates into amyloid plaques and to study a new transgenic mouse model that we have designed to capture potential toxic species.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $50,382

Contact
Pubali Mandal
pmandal2@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Dermatology Until filled

Requirements: A Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity is available in the Dermatology Research lab for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in studying cutaneous biology. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in developmental biology, mouse genetic models and histological analyses (immunostaining and confocal imaging).

Job Duties: The projects in the Chang lab integrate biochemical and genetic approaches to dissect the genetic pathways that control skin development and disease. The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include planning, coordinating and performing scientific experiments, under the guidance of PI. Other Responsibilities are mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research, participating in research seminars and professional development workshops, presenting research at regional and national research meetings, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and names of three references to hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: Flexible July-September, 2021 preferred
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Hao Chang
hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Dec 31 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related field.

Job Duties: The candidate is expected to possess the necessary knowledge and skills in organic synthesis. The individual will be involved in one of our two programs: carbohydrate chemistry and medicinal chemistry. In the carbohydrate chemistry program, the focus is on the development of novel methods using transition metal catalysts and organocatalysts. In the medicinal chemistry program, the focus is on the design and synthesis of bioactive small molecules. The individual will collaborate with biologists for testing the activity of the compounds.

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

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Until filled

Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow with a strong record of published research and a PhD or equivalent to join Assistant Professor Feyza Engin's research group. Experience with one of the following areas is highly desired: Molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, epigenetics, working with transgenic mouse colonies, immunological assays (adoptive transfers, immunophenotyping, multicolor FACS analysis), prior experience with large data sets (sc-RNAseq, proteomics).

Job Duties: The Engin lab aims to understand the mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and death in autoimmune diabetes, with focus on ER stress, integrated stress response, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other mechanisms that may contribute to beta cell death taking a multidisciplinary approach (Cell Metab, 2020, Sci Tansl Med, 2013). The candidate is expected to 1) assist in the execution of ongoing projects by performing experiments and analyzing data 2) develop novel ideas in line with the projects in the lab, 3) provide training/mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students 4) attend national and international meetings to present data, 5) help Dr. Engin with writing and preparing grants and manuscripts. For more information about the lab visit enginlab.org or @EnginLaboratory.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Until filled

Requirements: The laboratory of Dr. Jiwei Zhao at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is now inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in clinical biostatistics and statistical learning. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Clinical Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. The following qualifications are not required, but highly valued: (a) strong background and training in statistical theory and methodology; (b) proficiency/experience in R-package development using computer languages such as C/C++ or Python; (c) excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Duties: The candidate will receive balanced training in both methodological and interdisciplinary research. The candidate will have the flexibility to pursue methodological topics with Dr. Zhao's ongoing areas of research (such as missing data, clinical trial, patient-reported outcomes, electronic health records, semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, data privacy) or develop a new project with Dr. Zhao and his statistical collaborators (such as faculty members at Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics of UW–Madison, Department of Statistics of UW–Madison, Department of Statistics of Penn State, Department of Statistics and Data Science of Cornell). The candidate will have plenty of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research with Dr. Zhao's scientific collaborators at UW–Madison and elsewhere. The candidate will also have the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and meetings with Dr. Zhao's support. Dr. Zhao's lab has a collaborative, kind and inclusive culture, which allows everyone can do their best work. The overarching goal of this hire is to cultivate the candidate's eventual independence and future career success. The lab has high standards for rigor, quality, and ethics and lab members help each other meet these requirements. The position is available immediately. The initial appointment is 1 year with renewal for an additional 1-2 years by mutual agreement. The salary and benefit packages for this position are very competitive. Interested candidates should send their CV and any other documents that provide evidence of their qualifications to this position to Dr. Jiwei Zhao (jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu). Direct any other inquiries about the position to jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Begin Date: immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: very competitive

Contact
Jiwei Zhao
jiwei.zhao@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology Until filled

Requirements: A PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related biomedical field. Peer-reviewed scientific publications, preferred. Candidate must be highly motivated to carry out research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. This position requires previous experience working with mouse models and/or mammalian cell culture. Experience with AAV work in animal models is desired. Primary areas of responsibility include bench work, data processing, data analyses, and preparation of scientific writing such as abstracts, posters, papers, and grants.

Job Duties: 85% - Execute routine and complex research experiments, including but not limited to the following procedures: maintenance of multiple cell lines, preparation of primary astrocytes and neuronal cultures, histological techniques, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, real-time PCR, molecular cloning. –Maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies. –Perform behavioral analysis in mouse models of neurodegeneration. –Write up research findings for presentations at scientific and lay meetings. –Write up research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals. -Perform technical writing in support of grant proposals. –Scientifically supervise students. 15% - Assist with general lab maintenance. - Attend lab meetings, interact with lab investigators/staff, and execute other research-related tasks as determined by the supervising principal investigator. The percent effort devoted to the above duties may fluctuate depending on the lab's needs. Other duties assigned To apply, please send your cover letter detailing your career goals and the names of 3 references to Dr. Marcelo Vargas at vargas@neurology.wisc.edu and Cassandra Lytle at lytle@neurology.wisc.edu

Begin Date: November 1, 2020 (estimate)
Percent Time: 50-100%
Salary: Depending on years of experience

Contact
Dr. Marcelo Vargas
vargas@neurology.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pathobiological Sciences Until filled

Requirements: PhD required in virology, microbiology, immunology or related field. Must have good skills in molecular biology. Experience with influenza or coronaviruses, cell culture, molecular virology, and/or animal studies is desirable. To apply, please email a CV, a letter of interest, up to three reprints, and the names of three references to Amy Kuehn (amy.kuehn@wisc.edu).

Job Duties: The Kawaoka Laboratory studies negative-strand RNA viruses including highly pathogenic influenza viruses, pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ebolavirus. Our objectives are to better understand virulence, pathogenicity, and viral evolution. In this way, we can help to develop better vaccines and anti-viral therapeutics. We have an opportunity for a postdoctoral associate interested in joining our team using various in vitro and in vivo approaches to study the virulence, pathogenicity, and evolution of several RNA viruses. The individual in this position will utilize a variety of molecular virology techniques (including reverse genetics), test viruses in cell cultures and in animal models including mice, Syrian hamsters, and ferrets, and develop and/or test novel preventative or therapeutic countermeasures to influenza, corona-, and Ebola viruses. Some of these studies may be conducted in biosafety level 3 containment. The ideal candidate will be a productive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team on collaborative projects. Strong basic laboratory skills and good technique are important. The individual in this position must present data in presentations, participate in meetings with collaborators and contribute to manuscripts. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are a plus. To be considered, candidates must be eligible for and maintain Select Agent clearance.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000

Contact
Amy Kuehn
amy.kuehn@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Department of Chemistry Rolling review

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

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

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

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

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Open until filled

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

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

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

Contact
Viji Easwar
veaswar@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Rolling review

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

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

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

Contact
Melissa Harrison
mharrison3@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Rolling review

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

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

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH based

Contact
Andrew Mehle
amehle@wisc.edu