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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology June 17 2021

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

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

Begin Date: 7/01/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760

Contact
Samantha Jenson
sjenson@neurology.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.

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

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

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

Requirements: General Qualifications * Demonstrated interest in postsecondary education policy, practice, and research; interest in broadening participation in STEM-related fields and/or interventions-based research is a plus * Experience in one or more of the following: conducting and analyzing qualitative inquiry, survey research, quantitative analyses utilizing statistical software, planning study methods, managing data collection activities, questionnaire design, data management, report writing * Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to effectively juggle multiple responsibilities * Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills * Ability to effectively collaborate and work well independently * Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision * Ability to conduct independent analyses of qualitative and quantitative data * Demonstrated analytic and communication skills * Experience working with individuals holding diverse backgrounds

Job Duties: * Contribute to the work supported by the grant (e.g., data collection, data analysis, dissemination). * Collaborate with the PI on the preparation of manuscripts targeted to top-tier journals. * Engage with interdisciplinary academic communities (e.g., higher education, STEM education, engineering education) * Assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate research assistants * Attend all joint Wei LAB meetings and present interim results and project management updates. * Assist the PIs in preparing grants and proposal preparation, including (1) identification of key research questions, (2) definition of objectives, (3) description of approach and rationale, and (4) construction of a work plan, timeline, and budget. * Identify relevant job openings in the academy and beyond, generate strong CVs, research, teaching, and diversity statements as required by job openings.

Begin Date: July 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: The salary for this position is expected to be a minimum of $65,000 annually, depending on qualifications. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of a second-year renewal, pending successful evaluations of progress.

Contact
Dr. Brian Burt
brian.a.burt@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Pediatrics Until filled

Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree required, training related to microbiology, immunology, or bioinformatics preferred.

Job Duties: The Singh laboratory in the Division of Allergy, Immunology conducts translational and clinical research to determine mechanisms of allergic inflammation and the development of allergic disease. This project builds on clinical research observations as to the basis for why some children develop allergic disease. The successful applicant will work with the PI to develop testable mechanistic hypotheses and to proceed to test those models using a variety of approaches including functional immunology, cell biology, microbiology, and molecular biology. The Singh Lab collaborates closely with other clinical and basic science laboratories. Therefore, this project will provide opportunities for projects that will be led by the applicant, as well as collaborative team science work in which the applicant will contribute to collaborations with other allergy and microbiology groups. We are located in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We offer a friendly, collegial work environment, and support mentoring at all levels. Madison, WI is the state capital and a medium-sized city and college town, with a high quality of life and affordable cost of living.

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

Contact
Kelsey Scholtens
kscholtens@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey June 18 2021

Requirements: Please note that this position is being cross-listed a Research Intern position. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Minimum Requirements: - A MS or MA in hydrogeology, water quality, water resources engineering, geography, or a closely related field of study. - Degree must be completed and verified prior to the start of employment. - Training and experience in collecting and manipulating large spatial data sets. - Training and experience in geographic information system (GIS) applications and data analyses, including spatial statistics. - Ability to work independently and creatively to draw inferences from large spatial data sets.

Job Duties: We seek a Research Intern to work on the project "Advancing the use of nitrate findings to inform groundwater protection and improvement strategies". This 14-month project is designed to test the hypothesis that sufficient information and tools exist and are accessible for use by counties to develop and implement targeted strategies to ensure good quality groundwater. The project will focus within Wisconsin's Central Sands region that comprises portions of Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Waushara, and Wood Counties. This project offers a unique opportunity for an individual to work and learn at the intersection of groundwater science, water quality, public policy, and outreach at the state and local levels. The researcher will undertake an extensive information review and synthesis focused primarily on nitrate and on neonicotinoid pesticides in groundwater, beginning with numerous key data sources. The researcher will report to the project co-PIs and will also coordinate with Dr. Kenneth Bradbury, Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) in Madison. Dr. Bradbury will assist and mentor the researcher in gaining access to and navigating the Survey's data sources, including unpublished and open-file sources. The WGNHS has also agreed to provide the researcher physical workspace in its offices, as allowed under COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. Principal duties include: Collects data according to established specifications (approximately 50%) 1. Search and download data from public databases and other records 2. Review reports and publications related to groundwater quality in the project area and develop annotated bibliography summarizing findings. 3. Review land-use data, state, county, and local ordinances related to groundwater quality, and zoning ordinances for the project area. 4. Visit state, county, and local land-use officials to understand local groundwater quality issues. Develop databases and GIS coverages (approximately 30%) 1. Organize data into appropriate databases and data layers 2. Develop and document map-based GIS coverages using Esri GIS software 3. Conduct simple statistical and spatial analyses to understand data patterns and spatial trends 4. Relate groundwater quality conditions and trends to previously mapped or modeled groundwater flow patterns and dynamics. Reporting (approximately 15 %) 1. Working with the project PIs, prepare, edit, and assemble interim and final reports and document project findings. 2. Attend periodic meetings of a steering committee to report on project progress Outreach (5%) 1. Work with PIs and outreach committee to plan periodic outreach events related to the project. 2. Participate in outreach activities. 3. Provide updates to the six-county groundwater organization How to Apply Submit the following materials to hr@extension.wisc.edu by the deadline. - Submit a cover letter, explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position - Submit a CV or resume - Submit the names and contact information for three potential references

Begin Date: 7/1/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $36,352

Contact
Ken Bradbury
ken.bradbury@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Mechanical Engineering June 1 2021

Requirements: PhD in Engineering or Science. Experience working with optics.

Job Duties: Prof. Scott Sanders's research group at the University of Wisconsin is recruiting a postdoc to develop optical instrumentation for emerging manufacturing systems. In one system, the manufacturing process produces metal vapor with a temperature expected to exceed 6000K. The properties of this vapor are poorly understood. In another system, aerosols containing carbon nanotubes are deposited to print novel devices, and aerosol property measurements are needed. In both cases, optical measurements will ultimately extend the capabilities of the associated manufacturing systems. In this position you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the research groups of other UW Madison faculty including Prof. Lianyi Chen, Prof. Joseph Andrews, Prof. Mario Trujillo, and Prof. David Rothamer. You will likely work with advanced equipment including: - A tunable ultraviolet laser - A high-resolution spectrometer - Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared scientific cameras Duties: - Develop, test, and refine optical instruments - Present results at meetings, in journal papers, etc. - It is likely you will also have the opportunity to help manage other researchers (undergraduate and/or graduate)

Begin Date: ASAP
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: At least $49,470, commensurate with experience

Contact
Scott Sanders
stsanders@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neurology June 17 2021

Requirements: A PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related biomedical field. 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

Begin Date: 7/01/2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $53,760

Contact
Anna Plaunt
aplaunt@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Agronomy June 15 2021

Requirements: This postdoc will report to Dr. Gregg Sanford (Associate Research Scientist) and will be responsible for all dimensions of our 6-year Dairy Net Zero Initiative project, funded by the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR), focused on understanding opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy in the feed production dimension. They will be a senior member of the team directing the research and learning in a mentor-mentee model from project PIs (Sanford, Dr. Randy Jackson, and Dr. Matt Ruark) and senior academic staff (Dr. Maggie Phillips). In addition, as part of this multi-university public-private partnership they will have the opportunity to collaborate with the larger NZI project team that includes 5 Land Grant institutions, the Soil Health Institute, and the Dairy Research Institute.

Job Duties: Job duties will include oversight and management of the establishment and monitoring of agronomic field experiments at Arlington Ag Research Station and a private dairy. The postdoc will be responsible for a) coordinating field work, b) collecting, managing, analyzing, and interpreting soil-plant-gas data, composing reports and manuscripts, and presenting research at conferences and outreach events. Opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students are available.

Begin Date: negotiable
Percent Time: 100%

Contact
Maggie Phillips
mfphillips@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Anesthesiology July 1 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in neuroscience or related biomedical science, with experience in electrophysiology. Experience with whole-cell patch clamp recordings in brain slices, stereotactic rodent surgery, and histological analysis are preferred but not required. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, with good problem-solving and communication skills, fluency in spoken and written English, a proven record of accomplishment including publication, and the ability to work with both independently and part of a team.

Job Duties: A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Robert Pearce's laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The funded project seeks to understand the role of inhibitory synaptic transmission mediated by hippocampal interneurons in age-related cognitive dysfunction. The candidate will be expected to carry out the research project under the guidance and supervision of the principal investigator. The position will involve stereotactic surgery to inject virus encoding optogenetic constructs, electrophysiological recordings in mouse hippocampal brain slices using extracellular and whole-cell patch clamp methods, data analysis, histological analysis using confocal and 2-photon microscopy, presentation of research at scientific conferences, and drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Begin Date: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH stipend level

Contact
Robert Pearce
rapearce@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Cell and Regenerative Biology June 1 2021

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

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

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

Contact
Dr. Owen Tamplin
tamplin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) WI National Primate Research Center/Stem Cell May 31 2021

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: The University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking for highly motivated scientists who wants to enter a postdoctoral training in novel iPSC-based technologies for immunotherapies. The overall goal of the project is to generate CAR-expressing universal type iPSCs and develop technologies for immunotherapies for cancer and AIDS and bone marrow transplantation. 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: Flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Dr. Igor Slukvin
islukvin@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies/Global Health Institute May 14 2021

Requirements: Ideal candidates should have a doctoral degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Science, Environmental Epidemiology, Global Health, Energy Systems or Energy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Energy Policy, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Teaching and/or mentoring experience are also desired. To Apply: Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their research experience and research interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Colleen Godfriaux, Associate Dean for Administration at clgodfriaux@wisc.edu. The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.

Job Duties:

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is deeply committed to the principles of the Wisconsin Idea, which include research, education, and outreach. The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to engage in all of these areas as well as to develop an understanding of university processes and procedures and to acquire and employ the skills necessary to operate within a complex campus environment (i.e., via the research grant submission process).

The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to:

  • Conduct researchat the intersection of clean, low-carbon energy scenarios and quantified human health benefits under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Patz, along with collaborating faculty in the Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). 
  • Attend weekly research meetings with Professor Patz, as well as occasional other key meetings of collaborating faculty.
  • Write up results for manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and assist in strategic grant proposal development as appropriate.
  • Present research findings atscientific meetings and/or online webinars.
  • Participate in the Planetary Health Graduate Scholars Program, jointly administered by the Global Health Institute and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Attend monthly Zoom meetings and help faculty members mentor any students within the Planetary Health Graduate Scholars Program whose work focuses on energy and health (likely not more than one or two graduate students).
  • Participate in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) certificate program by engaging with and helping to mentor graduate students whose work is focused on the nexus of energy and health. If mutually advantageous, include EAP students may be engaged in the research that the postdoctoral research associate and their faculty supervisors are conducting.

Begin Date: July 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $55,000

Contact
Professor Jonathan Patz
patz@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Surgery July 1 2021

Requirements: A candidate with a PhD in pathology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or a similar field. Experience in mouse breeding and rodent surgery is preferred. Demonstrated record in writing peer-reviewed publications, being comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, and supervising undergraduate students is expected. Applications for the position should include a CV, cover letter stating research background and interests, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Duties: A NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Bo Liu's lab in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The funded project for this position focuses on investigating the role of extracellular vesicles in venous and arterial thrombosis and aortic aneurysm using cellular and mouse models of disease. See surgery.wisc.edu/research/researchers-labs/liu. The candidate will be expected to carry out/develop the described research projects under the direction of the principal investigator. The position will involve managing mouse colonies, performing rodent surgeries to induce venous thrombosis or aortic aneurysm, collection of solid tissue/blood for downstream cellular, molecular, and hematologic analysis; designing and executing in vitro studies; performing data analysis; drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and performing additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

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

Contact
Bo Liu
liub@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) Cell and Regenerative Biology May 31 2021

Requirements: The positions require experience with biological and biochemical techniques (subcloning, PCR, western blot, CRISPR/Cas9), imaging skills (in vivo imaging, confocal imaging, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization, etc.) and/or genomic skills (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and scRNA-seq). Experience in zebrafish or animal models is preferred, but not required. Successful applicants will be highly motivated with good communication skills, interest and experience in tissue regeneration research, a proven publication record, and the ability to work independently. The proposed training will be conducted at University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA. For further information about the Kang Lab, visit our website.

Job Duties: The Dr. Kang lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking an outstanding and talented Postdoctoral Research Scientist with a Ph.D. trained in, but not limited to, developmental biology, molecular biology, tissue regeneration, or animal genetics. The projects will focus on tissue regeneration using zebrafish as a model system. These projects will utilize established genetic zebrafish strains, discovered by forward genetics or generated by genome editing technique, and a wide range of molecular, cellular, biochemical and genetic approaches. The research goals are to identify novel regeneration-associated genes and to understand how injury signals are transduced to trigger tissue regeneration programs. This position will be supported by the NIH fund. Interested individuals should email their CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Junsu Kang (junsu.kang@wisc.edu).

Begin Date: immediately; flexible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Junsu Kang
junsu.kang@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) Medical Microbiology and Immunology June 2021

Requirements: - PhD in life sciences (Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent Degree). - Knowledge of fungal (preferred)/bacterial (acceptable) secondary metabolism, metabolites extraction, analytical chemistry. - Knowledge of basic statistics and multivariate data analysis. - Work experience of NMR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry. - Work experience of isolation and identification of natural products. - Work experience with standard microbiology techniques. - Work experience in bioinformatics analysis and genome mining. - Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills. - Strong ability to work in a team.

Job Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will be working in multidisciplinary projects investigating fungal secondary metabolism. The research program aims at chemical profiling and identification of bioactive metabolites from different fungi. The postdoctoral researcher will be working in a leading group in the regulation of fungal metabolism and will perform the metabolomics investigation of different fungal species, the lab is equipped with analytical/preparative HPLC-PDA and UHPLC-HRMS (Orbitrap), and has access to the NMRS facilities in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The postdoctoral researcher will have some expertise in bioinformatics analysis and genome mining. The candidate will have basic fungal (preferred) or bacterial microbiology experience, and although desired, training in molecular techniques can be provided.

Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Level

Contact
Nancy Keller
npkeller@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) Biochemistry - Ntambi Laboratory July 15 2021

Requirements: The Ntambi lab is recruiting for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biochemistry. A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology or related field is required. Understanding basic principles of genetic regulation lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. To be considered for this position, please include a CV outlining research experience in an email to biochem_hr@g-groups.wisc.edu.

Job Duties: This is a one-year postdoctoral position in the Ntambi lab. Our laboratory combines metabolic research with current approaches of genetics, metabolomics, lipidomics and mouse gene knockout technology to unravel to unravel the physiological role of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase genes in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in health and disease. A successful applicant will contribute to research and general laboratory maintenance. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: -maintaining and managing a mouse colony -design and conduct experiments rigorously and independently, -have strong scientific writing skills, -assist in mentoring junior lab members, -excel in time and workload management, -possess motivation to conduct interdisciplinary wet lab research, -possess demonstrated ability to contribute to peer-reviewed journals -apply expertise in qPCR, ELISA, Gas Chromatography, western blotting, genotyping -maintaining records.

Begin Date: Earliest May 1, 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Standard

Contact
Bre Sinotte Wang
biochem_hr@g-groups.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) Department of Integrative Biology July 15 2021

Requirements: The candidate must have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual and a team player and have a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications and excellent communication skills. Expertise in neurobiology, genetics, or next-generation sequencing is desirable but not essential.

Job Duties: The Wang Lab (hanwanglab.com) in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to study neurobiology using C. elegans. We are broadly interested in studying how the brain controls behaviors. Our current focus is to understand sleep. Despite being an evolutionarily conserved behavior, sleep remains one of the most intriguing mysteries in biology. We use C. elegans as a model system to understand the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying sleep. We take an integrative approach 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. In parallel, we also develop novel genetic tools to precisely control transgene expression and manipulate gene activity. The potential research directions for your training in the Wang lab include: 1) identification and characterization of novel sleep regulators; 2) functional imaging of the neural dynamics of sleep circuits; 3) investigation of physiological changes during sleep.

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) Obstetrics and Gynecology Until filled

Requirements: Candidate must have earned a doctorate in Anthropology, Economics, Epidemiology, Geography, Gender and Women's Studies, Health Services Research, Population Health, Sociology, or a related field before starting the position. The candidate should be committed to research transparency, disseminating evidence-based practices, and treating others with respect and dignity.

Job Duties: UW CORE (the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity; core.wisc.edu), which is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral scholar with research interests in reproductive health equity-particularly those relating to abortion and contraception. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with CORE Director Dr. Jenny Higgins (jennyhiggins.net), though they will likely be matched with other informal mentors at UW–Madison. As part of the fellowship, they will conduct a mix of CORE-specific research and independent research. In terms of CORE-specific research, the Postdoctoral Scholar may join ongoing CORE research projects or co-initiate new CORE research in conjunction with Dr. Higgins or other CORE investigators. They will also serve as manager of CORE Lab, a training platform directed by Dr. Higgins of 8-10 interdisciplinary graduate students. In terms of independent research, we expect the Postdoctoral Scholar to spend some of their time turning their dissertation research into publications, drafting research proposals for future research, and applying for external funding. Ideally, the Postdoctoral Scholar would have deep methodological skills that would be of use to CORE's work. Such areas may include, but aren't limited to, advanced statistical training, experience working with public- and restricted-use data sources, dexterity with GIS and mapping, ethnographic experience, or other significant qualitative research expertise. We also seek excellence in literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and translational research presentations, as the Postdoctoral Scholar will engage in all of those activities. UW CORE is a lively, collegial, and interdisciplinary environment set within the riches of UW–Madison. We would expect the Postdoctoral Scholar to be a thoughtful and contributing member of our center, including CORE Lab, CORE Research Exchanges, and weekly staff meetings. They would also have access to myriad centers and resources at the larger institution, including the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Diverse voices and experiences play a valuable role in the rigor, significance, innovation, and translational potential of our team's scientific contributions. Because of this, we strongly encourage applications from individuals belonging to communities that have been historically excluded from research, including those related to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, and disability. We also welcome applications from non-US citizens. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) containing both scholarly and professional alignment with UW CORE and an overview of current research and future research plans. Please also submit a CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three (3) persons who can serve as professional references for you.

Begin Date: Mid-summer/early fall 2021
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH standard postdoctoral stipend

Contact
Jenny Higgins
core@obgyn.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine June 30 2021

Requirements: PhD in relevant areas of biological sciences (neuroscience, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology). MD candidates with strong commitment to basic science are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong laboratory skills. Previous expertise in high-end microscopy and structural biochemistry 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 Puglielli laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in high-end microscopy, structural biology, and general biochemistry to study morphological changes of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and secretory pathway in cellular and mouse models of dysfunctional ER acetylation. This research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of different neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. The laboratory is located at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has access to cutting-edge research facilities. Madison, WI offers an outstanding living environment with cultural opportunities, excellent public schools, and many facilities for indoor and outdoor activities. Our research uses multidisciplinary approaches on in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models. Representative papers: Biochem J 2007, 407: 383-395; EMBO Rep 2008, 9: 916-922; J Biol Chem 2009, 284: 2482-2492; J Cell Sci 2010, 9: 174-190; J Biol Chem 2012, 287: 8424-8433; J Biol Chem 2012, 287: 29921-29930; Biochim Biophys Acta 2013, 1833: 686-697; J Biol Chem 2014, 289: 32044-32055; J Neurosci 2014, 34: 6772-6789; Brain 2016, 139: 937-952; J Exp Med 2016, 213: 1267-1284; Aging Cell 2019, 18:e13014; J Cell Scie 2018, 131:jcs221747; Nat Commun 2019; 10:3929; J Neurochem 2020; 154: 404-423.

Contact
Luigi Puglielli
lp1@medicine.wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) School of Pharmacy Dec 31 2021

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

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

Begin Date: 3/1/2021 or after
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: standard postdoc salary

Contact
Weiping Tang
weiping.tang@wisc.edu

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Neuroscience May 30 2021

Requirements: A position in neural stem cell biology and a position in glioblastoma research are available in the laboratory of Darcie L. Moore., Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Highly motivated, hard-working recent Ph.D. graduates with a strong record of publication in neuroscience, molecular or cellular biology, stem cell biology or other applicable field are welcome to apply for this position. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have experience in some of the following areas: microscopy, single cell RNA seq, high throughput imaging, primary cell culture, virus production, cloning and small animal surgical procedures. Applicants with expertise outside of this area are welcome to send their materials with suggested projects utilizing their skill sets. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. If you are interested in this position and possess a large amount of grit and can-do attitude, please e-mail your personal statement and CV to Dr. Moore at darcie.moore@wisc.edu. For more information about the lab: dlmoorelab.com.

Begin Date: open
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH rate

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@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