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Research Intern Department of Neuroscience Apr 1 2019

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in biology or related science field is required. At least 1 year of experience in a biomedical research laboratory is preferred. Experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, basic fluorescence imaging, and basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning, immunostaining, and western blots is required. Applicants should have strong organizational skills, good attention to detail, and the ability to work well in a team. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. References required. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to

Job Duties: We are looking for a dedicated, responsible person who is excited about science to fill this research and training opportunity in a group focusing on stem cell biology for one year. Research duties will include, but are not limited to: cell culture, immunostaining, assisting with DNA cloning, protein biochemistry, and fluorescence imaging.

Salary: $28,595

Darcie Moore

Research Intern Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics/Dept. of Psychiatry Feb 15 2019

Requirements: The ideal candidate would have a background in the field of applied mathematics or biostatistics with an interest in the modeling and analysis of psychological data. Experience with programming and research coordination is preferred. Position is open to senior undergraduates or recent graduates holding a B.S. in mathematics, statistics, psychology, or neurobiology.

Job Duties: The Women's Mental Health Program is seeking a research coordinator who will be part of a growing, creative, dynamic team. The position will work directly with Dr. Amy Cochran, a contributing scientist to the WMHP, on a current NIMH K01 project modeling the mood course of bipolar disorder to detect markers for effective adaptive interventions. The research coordinator will assist in establishing the study at UW–Madison and managing participant recruitment and enrollment. This is a full-time position, up to 40 hours a week, and compensation varies based on qualifications. If interested, please submit a resume/CV and student transcript (unofficial is fine) to For more information: WMHP website: Dr. Cochran's page:

Begin Date: 2/1/2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $24,000

Research Intern Biomolecular Chemistry May 1 2019

Requirements: B.S. or M.S. in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field is required. At least 1 year of experience working in a research laboratory is preferred. Experience with mammalian cell culture, molecular biology techniques and mouse colony management or experimentation with mouse model of human diseases are highly desirable. To apply, please email contact below with a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in this role along with contact information of two references.

Job Duties: The Engin lab is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated, responsible person who is planning to pursue a graduate or medical degree after successful completion of this internship. The candidate will receive training in molecular mechanisms of diabetes and beta cell biology by utilizing cell culture and mouse model of diabetes. Applicants should be able to work independently and as part of a team, learn new techniques quickly and easily, and should be able to apply critical thinking to daily tasks. Duties and training areas will include, but not limited to: mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA purification, PCR, western blotting, mouse colony management, metabolic tests with mice, tissue sectioning, immunofluorescence staining, confocal and epifluorescence imaging. Expectations include a high level of organization, maintaining an electronic lab notebook and freezer inventory, analyzing and presenting data. Other responsibilities include participation in regular lab meetings, journal club, conference presentations and manuscript preparation.

Begin Date: Immediate
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $29,000

Feyza Engin