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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Sept 1 2018

Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or related discipline.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral research opportunity is available in the Landick lab for a highly motivated, recent PhD scientist interested in synthetic biology, gene regulation, and genome engineering across multiple scales. The research is funded by the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and uses multi-pronged biodesign and analysis (computational design, synthetic evolution, HT-sequencing-enabled analyses, chemical genomics, and quantitative proteomics) to create new microbes for synthesis of bioproducts and biofuels. The right candidate will become a member of an extensive and integrated GLBRC research community with many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations. As a member of the Landick lab, a new postdoc will also become part of a energetic and highly interactive research team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, motivated researcher to train for an independent research career in 21st century microbial sciences. An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and basic knowledge of statistical and bioinformatic methods and algorithms. Aptitude and a desire to learn bioinformatics may be sufficient for the right candidate with a strong background in microbial genetics or biochemistry. UW–Madison and our research group offer an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track-record of alumni achievement in academic and private-sector careers. The University and Madison offer a thriving diverse environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to landick@biochem.wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: Sept 1-Dec 31, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Robert Landick
landick@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomolecular Chemistry Sept 1 2018

Requirements: Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences is required. Skills required for consideration: Strong interest in diabetes research/regenerative biology. Extensive experience with basic molecular biology skills. Experience in handling animal models preferred. Experience with tissue collection, histology and immunohistochemistry. Experience with cell culture, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, and cell-sorting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Job Duties: The specific research projects currently available in the EnginLab are directed at determining the role of unfolded protein response in beta-cell survival, function and differentiation. The ideal candidate will be someone who is self-motivated, reads widely, willing to develop and implement new skills and approaches, well organized, with proficiency in writing and presentation skills. The postdoctoral fellow will benefit from a comprehensive mentoring and training plan at UW–Madison.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biomedical Engineering July 13 2018

Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, microbiology or related discipline. Highly motivated candidates with physics/engineering/mathematics backgrounds who want to gain experience in experimental biology and biologists/chemists interested in quantitative techniques are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: The McClean Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to pursue studies in understanding the dynamics and information processing capabilities of signaling pathways in single eukaryotic cells. Work will involve developing novel optogenetic and imaging modalities to control cellular signaling and manipulate biological networks in eukaryotic cells. Experiments and control techniques will be closely coupled with mathematical model development. Experience with cell culture, sequencing, imaging, or mathematical modeling is highly desirable but not required. The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is highly motivated to create and pursue exciting new research directions. Highly motivated candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds (physics to biochemistry) who are willing to learn new skills will be strongly considered.

Begin Date: July 16, 2018 (Negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Megan N. McClean, Ph.D.
1550 Engineering Drive
mmcclean@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pediatrics Aug 1 2018

Requirements: Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or M.D./Ph.D., with an interest in cellular or molecular immunology, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. A strong background and track record with flow cytometry and/or molecular genetic techniques is preferred. Prior experience with in vivo murine models also preferred.

Job Duties: The Capitini laboratory in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant conducts basic and translational research developing immune-based therapies for pediatric cancers. Projects will involve using murine models to develop NK and CAR-T cell based therapies for cancer, in vivo imaging of cell trafficking and cell therapies for graft-versus-host-disease. Experience will be tailored to meet candidate's expertise and interests. Please provide CV, cover letter, and email addresses for three references.

Begin Date: August 1, 2018 or later
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,432 minimum

Contact
Christian Capitini, M.D.
608-262-2415
ccapitini@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Mechanical Engineering July 31 2018

Requirements: PhD in Engineering or Science.

Job Duties: Perform spectroscopic experiments and associated simulations. Most of the experiments are in H2O absorption spectroscopy and broadly tunable lasers such as slowly tunable external cavity diode lasers (ECDLs) or rapidly tunable lasers such as vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The experiments include fundamental absorption spectroscopy in heated static cells and in practical environments such as engines.

Begin Date: August 15, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,500

Contact
Scott T. Sanders
stsanders@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Oct 30 2018

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

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

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

Contact
Stefanie Lannoye
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wisconsin Center for Education Research July 1 2018

Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in learning sciences, educational psychology, human computer interaction, computer science, or related field. Experience collecting and analyzing data from student interactions with technologies is desired. Likewise, experience designing interactive learning experiences and particularly working with physical interfaces in STEM content areas in a plus. In general, applicants should have strong academic writing and communication skills, the ability to manage high-level aspects of a research project, and should be comfortable working with and experimenting with new technologies.

Job Duties: The Complex Play Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research and manage efforts related to an NSF awards ("Formative Assessment for Computer Science in NYC" NSF#1742011 and "Applying Game Design Principles for Supporting Computational Literacy Experiences in Museum Exhibits" NSF #1713439) related to games, computational learning, and assessment. Both projects involve the design and development of creative computer games that support undeserved middle-school students in engaging with computational content. The postdoctoral research associate will have, or develop, expertise in design-based research, learning game design, and the ability to coordinate data collecting efforts both in school and naturalistic settings. This postdoc will work primarily with Prof. Matthew Berland and both the graduate and the undergraduate students working on these projects. However, as these are large, collaborative projects, the postdoc will also work closely with faculty from from Teachers College, Georgia Tech, SRI, Digital Promise, and the New York Hall of Science. Mentorship and training opportunities will be provided as needed, and opportunities exist for this person to pursue their own research questions, develop new project proposals, etc. The research associate will work on learning game design, data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative), managing data collection efforts in Madison and New York City, writing papers for conferences and journal articles, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The postdoc will also be expected to occasionally travel to NYC for data collection and project management. Application requirements: To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by July 1, 2018 (11:59PM CDT) and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Matthew Berland, curriculum vitae, contact details for 3 people who can provide a reference, and up to two writing samples. Please send your applications materials to: recruitment@wcer.wisc.edu. Prospective applicants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Matthew Berland: mberland@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: 7/01/2018 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000 (min)

Contact
Mattthew Berland
(608) 262-9173
mberland@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center July 31 2018

Requirements: An experienced postdoctoral plant researcher is needed in our program on plant improvement for bioenergy and sustainable coproducts development. The candidate will be part of a team transforming plants and utilizing diagnostic analytical methods to delineate plant alterations. Candidates with prior experience in lignin are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have co-authored peer reviewed publications in reputable international journals, will be familiar with plant transformation methods along with instrumental separation (HPLC, GC) and structural analysis methods including NMR and mass spectrometry. Note: given the imminent starting date, applicants who are US citizens or have US work visas will be given priority.

Job Duties: The plant researcher will design and perform plant transformations, and conduct diagnostic analytics to delineate plant alterations.

Begin Date: September 1, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Minimum $48,432, Dependent on experience

Contact
John Ralph
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Room 2129
(608) 890-2429
jralph@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center July 31 2018

Requirements: An experienced postdoctoral synthetic organic chemist needed in our program of creating valuable commodity chemicals from lignin in Biomass. The candidate will be expected to develop syntheses for and synthesize lignin model compounds, evaluate degradative (hydrogenolysis, oxidation, electrochemical) reactions of models and lignins, determine product structure (including from the lignin polymer), etc. Candidates with prior experience in lignin chemistry, or in the synthesis of phenolics, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have co-authored peer reviewed publications in reputable international journals, and will be familiar with synthetic organic chemistry methods, compound separation and purification methods, HPLC(-MS) and GC(-MS), reaction chemistry, and instrumental structural analysis methods including NMR and mass spectrometry. Note: given the imminent starting date, applicants who are US citizens or have US work visas will be given priority.

Job Duties: The chemist will perform syntheses to prepare lignin dimeric structures, conduct hydrogenolysis and possibly oxidation reactions, and determine products and mechanisms.

Begin Date: September 1, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Minimum $48,432, Dependent on experience

Contact
John Ralph
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Room 2129
(608) 890-2429
jralph@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Food Science July 13 2018

Requirements: MS or PhD (preferred) in Food Science, Food or Chemical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related subject. Experience in rheology, texture analysis, DSCM microscopy and crystallization highly desired. Please send CV and list of references to: Dr. Richard Hartel.

Job Duties: Properties of sweetener-based binder systems are influenced by numerous factors, including formulation and processing parameters. The overall aim of this work is to characterize the effects of sweetener choices on binder properties. Job duties include: - characterize rheological properties of various binder formulations over different water content and temperatures, - measure Tg of binders using DSC, - measure stickiness of binders using texture analysis, and - characterize bar characteristics under controlled conditions.

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

Contact
Richard Hartel
1605 Linden Drive
(608) 263-1965
rwhartel@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics June 30 2018

Requirements: Candidates should have received or expected to receive PhD degree or equivalent in mathematics, CS, EE, statistics, physics, biomedical engineering, psychology, neuroscience or related areas. Previous neuroimaging research experience is a plus but not necessary. Expertise in the following areas may be useful: matrix computation, time series, manifold learning, topological data analysis, graph theory, network analysis.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will work with professor Moo K. Chung on developing new innovative statistical and machine learning methods for large-scale brain images and networks. The candidates are required to publish in both conferences and journals. The list of publication from our group can be found in www.stat.wisc.edu/~mchung/publication.html.

Begin Date: September 1, 2018
Percent Time: 100% (50% is also available)
Salary: $50,000

Contact
Moo K. Chung
(608) 217-2452
mkchung@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center Sept 1 2018

Requirements: Recent PhD graduates (within 3 years). Have first authored publications during graduate training. Strong background in one of the following areas: molecular biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, stem cells.

Job Duties: Lead research project(s) in the area of neurodevelopment and developmental disorders (e.g. autism, fragile X syndrome, etc)

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

Contact
Xinyu Zhao
Waisman Center
(608) 263-9906
xinyu.zhao@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry June 30 2018

Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related discipline.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral research opportunity is available in the Landick lab for a highly motivated, recent PhD scientist interested in gene regulation, genome engineering, and metabolic engineering across multiple scales. The research is funded by the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and uses multi-pronged biodesign and analysis (HT-sequencing-enabled transcription and translation profiling, chemical genomics, quantitative proteomics, computational methods, and directed evolution) to create new platform microbes for terpene bioproducts and biofuels. The right candidate will become a member of an extensive and integrated GLBRC research community with many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, motivated researcher to train for an independent research career in 21st century microbial sciences. We seek a trainee who will exploit genome-scale, high-throughput sequencing based assays of gene regulation and pathway engineering to improve microbial strains for synthetic biology applications. An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and basic knowledge of statistical and bioinformatic methods and algorithms. Aptitude and a desire to learn bioinformatics may be sufficient for the right candidate with a strong background in microbial genetics or biochemistry. UW–Madison and our research group offer an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars with a strong track-record of alumni achievement in academic and private-sector careers. The University and Madison offer a thriving diverse environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to landick@biochem.wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH scale

Contact
Robert Landick
landick@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sugery June 15 2018

Requirements: Education: Doctorate of Philosophy Required Background (preferred): Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Zoology, Otolaryngology, Neurology Preferred Skills: Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy, Rodent Behavior, PCR, Western Blotting The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is seeking a post-doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Michelle Ciucci, PhD, CCC-SLP. The proposed research examines how muscles and nerves involved in communication (voice) and swallowing may be affected by Parkinson disease. Experiments will determine how pathologies in muscles and nerves contribute to communication (voice) and swallowing deficits and when in the disease process these deficits emerge. Further, this work will examine how exercise-based voice and swallow therapies prevent or reverse muscle and nerve pathologies using a novel genetic rat model.

Job Duties: Design and execute studies related to the primary research focus as well as develop independent line of research including: 1. Study design 2. Data collection (behavioral and tissue/molecular) 3. Data analyses (behavioral, microscopy, bench work, statistical) 4. Manuscript Preparation 5. Grant Writing 6. Presenting findings at local and scientific meetings 7. Mentoring students (undergraduate, graduate)

Begin Date: 6/15/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $48,000

Contact
Michelle R Ciucci, PhD
1600 University Dr. Madison, WI 53706
(608)262-6122
ciucci@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Waisman Center July 15 2018

Requirements: PhD or equivalent in cell / molecular / developmental biology, neuroscience, or chemistry is required. Experiences in electrophysiology, small animal microsurgery, genome editing, or 3D printing are highly desirable.

Job Duties: Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study neural stem/progenitor cell self-renewal /reprogramming and functional dissection / therapeutic implication of human neural cells in neurological disorders.

Begin Date: 6/15/18 - 7/15/18
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Dr. Su-Chun Zhang
1500 Highland Ave
(608) 265-2543
suchun.zhang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery June 15 2018

Requirements: MD or PhD degree required

Job Duties: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Surgery has funding through a T32 grant from the NIDCD to help foster the development of translational research skills and future leaders in the field of voice science. It offers promising postdoctoral fellows comprehensive laboratory and clinical research experiences, as well as exposure to a curriculum in clinical trials, hypothesis-based research design, management, ethics, and data analysis. The training program includes otolaryngologists, speech pathologists and basic scientists working closely with trainees. The combination of training in voice science with a multidisciplinary focus and translational application will contribute to future generations of scientists. A diverse group of trainers supports the program and offer training opportunities in the following voice-related research areas: - Engineering, stem cells and biomaterials - Genetics and proteomics - Physiology and neurophysiology - Biomechanics and modeling - Imaging - Surgical and behavioral treatments - Anatomy. To Apply: Application instructions and additional details.

Begin Date: 6/25/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Based on NIH NRSA Stipends

Contact
Sarah Pavao
608-262-0744
pavao@surgery.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Anesthesiology June 30 2018

Requirements: PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering or related field. Must have computer programming skills, familiarity with analysis of electrophysiological signals.

Job Duties: Project is focused on mechanisms of loss and recovery of consciousness under anesthesia. Duties include analysis of resting state and stimulus-related electrophysiological data collected from human subjects, especially application of multivariate autoregressive models and connectivity measures.

Begin Date: 7/1/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Matthew Banks
1300 University Ave, Room 4625
608-261-1143
mibanks@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine June 30 2018

Requirements: 1. PhD in immunology-related discipline required. 2. Experience with flow cytometry strongly preferred. 3. Experience with murine models preferred. 4. Fluency in written and oral english required. 5. Prior strong publication record in Immunology required. 6. Experience with presentations at national and international peer-reviewed fora on immunology preferred. 7. Team spirit. 8. Willingness to teach and supervise more junior colleagues (grad students, undergrads).

Job Duties: The Asimakopoulos lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to embark on studies characterizing the impact of tumor matrix remodeling on tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells and antigen-presenting cells (dendritic cells), with particular focus on multiple myeloma, a tumor of plasma cells. This is a position funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The work entails classical and newly-generated murine models of myeloma, collection of hematopoietic tissue and analysis, multiparametric flow cytometry, genomic and proteomic approaches and translational immunology. The work promises to generate novel vaccination approaches and validate novel immune biomarkers. APPLICATION: Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Required application materials: Cover letter Resume/Vitae Contact information for a minimum of 3 professional work references. Please apply to: fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Fotis Asimakopoulos
fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biochemistry Aug 31 2018

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting postdoctoral researchers in several areas of microbial systems and synthetic biology. Areas of interest include ecological systems biology of the human gut microbiota, genetic determinants and metabolites mediating microbial interactions, design of genetic circuits to monitor and manipulate microbial communities, microfluidic platforms to probe spatiotemporal behaviors of microbial systems and computational modeling of biomolecular networks and microbial communities. A Ph.D. in biosciences or engineering is required.

Job Duties: The Venturelli lab leverages experiment and computational modeling to investigate the evolutionary design principles of microbial systems across multiple scales spanning intracellular networks to microbial communities. Biological and engineering design rules will be exploited to design genetic circuits for realizing novel functions in complex environments. Our research combines multiplexed measurements of single cells and populations with concepts from engineering and dynamical systems for systems-level characterization and design.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Base

Contact
Stefanie Lannoye
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pharmaceutical Sciences Jun 30 2018

Requirements: A PhD in chemical biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, proteomics, molecular biology, structural biology, or related fields.

Job Duties: We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position immediately available in Dr. Jiang's laboratory at Drug Discovery Division of University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy. An ideal candidate will undertake a NIH-funded project that applies chemical biology, molecular biology, structural biology, mass spectrometry, and related techniques to study the roles of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and transcriptional regulation. Highly motivated candidates with PhD degrees in chemical biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, proteomics, molecular biology, structural biology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Jiang at jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,484

Contact
Dr. Jiaoyang Jiang
jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu