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Research Intern Department of Biomedical Engineering May 5 2019

Requirements: The applicant should hold, or be about to complete, a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, biology, biochemistry, or related field. Research experience is preferred; experience with immunohistochemistry, flow ctyometry, or mouse models of disease is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers. Excellent organization and communication skills are essential.

Job Duties: A highly motivated individual is being sought for a research intern position in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela Kreeger (www.kreegerlab.org) to work on a funded project to analyze metastasis in ovarian cancer. The candidate will utilize immunohistochemistry to characterize normal and cancerous tissue to understand how the extracellular matrix (ECM) changes as tumors progress. They will also utilize flow cytometry to analyze the expression of proteins on cells collected from the ascites of patients. Finally, they will conduct experiments in a mouse model of ovarian cancer to determine how changes in the tumor microenvironment impact tumor growth and survival. The candidate will be expected to design, perform, and analyze experiments independently. Additionally, they will be expected to present their results in regular meetings with other personnel on the project and assist with preparation of manuscripts.

Begin Date: 06/01/2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Pamela Kreeger
608-890-2915
kreeger@wisc.edu

Research Intern Waisman Center May 20 2019

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and be able to work independently. Bachelor's degree required. Preference will be given to those with experience handling rodents in a laboratory setting and a strong background in molecular biology. Desired technical skills include experience with: 1) RNA extraction and quantitative PCR, 2) protein purification and analysis, 3) microscopy and imaging, 4) laboratory animal surgery and procedures and 5) behavior testing. We are interested in highly capable and energetic individuals who genuinely enjoy doing careful research, will contribute to a collaborative atmosphere, and are comfortable balancing multiple tasks. The position requires a commitment of one year with the possibility of renewal. Please send a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for at least two references.

Job Duties: The Alexander Disease Laboratory within the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a full time Research Intern. Our research focuses on the effects of astrocyte pathology in the central nervous system with particular emphasis on models of Alexander disease (see below for more information). Depending on qualifications, the candidate may perform drug administration protocols, collection and processing of tissues from rats and mice, immunoblotting, immunostaining, qPCR and other molecular, histological, and behavioral analyses. The position also requires general lab maintenance duties as necessary, and detailed record keeping. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in postgraduate studies to learn more about research, experimental design, data analysis and presentation. For more information: -Alexander disease webpage: https://www2.waisman.wisc.edu/alexander-disease/ -Waisman Center: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/.

Begin Date: July 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Tracy Hagemann
tlhagemann@wisc.edu

Research Intern Biomolecular Chemistry Apr 30 2019

Requirements: A bachelor's degree in a field of life science (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics or Molecular Biology) is required along with a minimum of one year of undergraduate research experience. Applicants must have strong organizational and problem solving skills as well as the ability to work well with others.

Job Duties: The Sheets lab seeks interns who are excited about science and want to join our research group that investigates regulatory mechanisms in eukaryotic RNA biology. We focus on analyzing events of regulated mRNA translation with the goal of defining key molecular mechanisms that influence cell fates and behaviors. Two experimental systems are used for our studies. We make extensive use of embryos from the frog Xenopus laevis because they offer numerous advantages for in-depth RNA analysis. The second system we use consists of various differentiated cell types derived from human IPS cells. Successful candidates will perform experiments to analyze mRNA translational events using biochemical, genomic and imaging methods under guidance of Dr. Sheets and other lab members. Additional training opportunities include the differentiation and analysis of human iPS cells, monitoring translational events in Xenopus embryos using mRNA reporters, DNA/RNA purification, PCR, western blotting, immunofluorescence staining, confocal and epifluorescence imaging. Preferred applicants are those who seek additional lab training prior to continuing their education with graduate studies (either Ph.D or M.D). To apply, please email Michael Sheets at mdsheets@wisc.edu. The application must include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information (name, telephone number and email address). The cover letter should describe your lab experience, your education relevant to the position as well as your future career goals.

Begin Date: May/June 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $31,000

Contact
Michael Sheets
608-262-9452
mdsheets@wisc.edu

Research Intern Ophthalmology and Visual Science May 15 2019

Requirements: The Hoon Lab is seeking highly motivated individuals with a background of undergraduate research experience who seek further training. Bachelors degree in Biology or related science field is required. Experience with animal handling, basic fluorescence imaging and basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning is required. Strong organizational skills, communication skills and attention to detail is also required. To apply please send a resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references to mhoon@wisc.edu.

Job Duties: The research intern would be part of a dynamic research environment geared towards combining multi-transgenic approaches with morphological and functional assays to study gene and protein regulation in the developing and diseased mammalian retina. He/She is expected to work independently after an initial period of training and conduct, analyze and present research. Other duties include providing support to Lab research and Lab organization. To learn more about Hoon Lab research visit https://hoon.ophth.wisc.edu.

Begin Date: June/July 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $29,750

Contact
Mrinalini Hoon
mhoon@wisc.edu

Research Intern Integrative Biology May 17 2019

Requirements: a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, previous experience in a research laboratory, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and, most importantly, a passion for science.

Job Duties: The Grinblat lab studies the genetic underpinnings of neural development in a model organism, Danio rerio (zebrafish). We use a range of methods that include CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis, confocal microscopy, and molecular biology techniques such as DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, PCR and in situ hybridization. Previous experience with these techniques is helpful, but is not required. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to contribute to our research mission at all levels, i.e. planning and executing experiments, analysis of experimental data, and group meeting presentations. More information about our science can found here https://grinblat.neuro.wisc.edu/

Begin Date: May 20 - June 3, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Yevgenya Grinblat
ygrinblat@wisc.edu

Research Intern School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences Division Apr 30 2019

Requirements: We often don't know what genes are doing in bacteria. If we did, we would be able to solve huge problems like treating antibiotic resistant infections and fueling our vehicles using only renewable resources. Here in the Peters lab, we're leveraging the most powerful new technologies (e.g., CRISPR) to break down the barriers to understanding gene function. We're seeking new allies in our struggle to know the unknown. Candidates should have a love of microbiology/genetics, a relevant bachelor's degree (e.g., Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or equivalent), and a desire to maximize learning prior to graduate school.

Job Duties: Getting along with other members of the lab. Lots of cloning (Seriously-we'll train you and you'll be great). Microbiology (cultivate, propagate, and interrogate microbial species) and genetics (analyze mutant phenotypes). Produce, present, and publish data. Contribute to maintenance of the lab. A two-year commitment is required. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to jason.peters@wisc.edu.

Begin Date: May or June 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Jason Peters
jason.peters@wisc.edu

Research Intern UW–Madison Libraries - Teaching & Learning Apr 24 2019

Requirements: Required Qualifications: - Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an accredited institution - Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills - Self-starter who is eager to contribute to the profession - Creative problem-solver - Experience teaching within libraries or other settings For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to the contact email. Be sure to reference Teaching and Learning in the subject line of your email.

Job Duties: Resident Librarian position will be responsible for: - Significant teaching for College Library, Steenbock Library, and the Teaching & Learning Program (Communication Requirement, pre-college, ESL, and drop-in workshop sessions), collaborating in the planning and development of instructional materials for classes, and assisting with the promotion of those classes. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. - For the Teaching & Learning Programs Office, collaborating with the E-Learning Librarian to update, revise, and implement online instructional resources using several instructional technologies. - Maintaining instructional websites and research guides for both College and Steenbock Libraries using WordPress, Canvas, LibGuides, and other campus tools. - Assisting College and Steenbock Library Instruction Coordinators in mentoring student interns, planning and delivering training for instruction staff, partnering on daily instruction program management, analyzing statistics, and providing other instructional programmatic support as needed. - Participating actively on instruction-related committees (e.g. College Library, Steenbock Library, and e-learning instruction and staff meetings). - Assisting with assessment and evaluation of Communication Requirement A and B. - Keeping current with developments in librarianship, particularly related to teaching and learning. - Providing library services as needed (e.g. Reference shifts, orientations/tours, special events and outreach) and other duties as assigned.

Begin Date: June/July 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $52,000

Contact
Anne Murphy-Lom
(608)262-2768
library-hr@library.wisc.edu

Research Intern Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Apr 30 2019

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required; Biology or any related field. Undergraduate research experience or internship, or experience as a technician running the day-to-day operations of a biomedical laboratory preferred. Experience with DNA cloning and maintaining a mouse colony is highly desirable.

Job Duties: The candidate will join the research program of Dr. Dudley Lamming in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Lamming's research focuses on the roles of specific proteins in the biology of age-related diseases such as diabetes, and whether targeting these protein pathways might be of potential use in the treatment of diabetes and aging-related diseases. This is an excellent training environment and this opportunity will allow the Intern to gain experience across the range of duties, including: 1. Work with Dr. Lamming and other laboratory members to conduct high quality research. Principle duties will include nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, mouse phenotyping, and general lab maintenance. 2. Assist with maintenance of mouse colony, including husbandry (breeding, weaning, mouse identification), genotyping, and record keeping/database maintenance. 3. Assist Dr. Lamming with research-related tasks such as bio-safety committee, Research Animal Review Committee (RARC), and institutional review board (IRB) applications/documentation, and maintaining fiscal and granting agency records. 4. Perform lab management tasks including managing research budgets; maintaining supply inventory; submitting requests for price quotations and generating price comparisons for the PI; ordering new supplies and equipment; and maintaining equipment. 5. Assist Dr. Lamming in administrative duties related to the laboratory and research conducted. Other job duties may be assigned based on needs of the research program and candidate's training interests.

Begin Date: June 2019 or earlier
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $29,750 minimum

Contact
Dudley Lamming, Ph.D.
608-256-1901 x12861
lamming@wisc.edu

Research Intern Biochemistry Until filled

Requirements: The Ansari Lab is seeking a highly motivated individual with a recent bachelor's or master's degree in Chemistry to augment our research program. The intern will play an integral part in our polyamide-based molecule synthesis. This position is ideal for someone who will be seeking a professional degree in the next year or two. Successful 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. Previous or undergraduate research in relevant field required.

Job Duties: Duties include, but not limited to: multistep organic synthesis in solution phase, solid phase synthesis, prep HPLC, compound purification by column chromatography, MALDI, and H1 NMR. Expectations include high level of organization, maintaining a well-documented electronic lab notebook and inventory, timely data presentation, and full engagement with the team.

Begin Date: Immediate
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $28,595

Contact
Natalie Racine
nracine@wisc.edu

Research Intern Comparative Biosciences Apr 15 2019

Requirements: Completed (or anticipated Spring 2019) undergraduate degree in Biology or similar field. Anticipated application to graduate (Ph.D., M.D.) within 3 years. Intellectual curiosity and desire to take ownership of work.

Job Duties: This is a full time position for a research intern with a minimum 1 year commitment in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Lipinski of the UW–Madison Department of Comparative Biosciences. The Lipinski lab's research is dedicated to understanding how the brain and face development and identifying genetic and environmental influences that interact to cause human birth defects like cleft lip and palate. Following training the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting animal experiments, tissue dissection and imaging, and molecular analyses, including PCR, IHC and electrophoresis. The successful candidate will also engage with Dr. Lipinski and his research team in planning experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, and preparation of research manuscripts. The job will require about 40 hours per week including occasional night and weekend work. Primary duties will include: 1. Mouse colony husbandry and maintenance. 2. Conducting mouse exposure trials. 3. Embryo and fetal dissection and imaging. 4. Cellular and molecular assays like in situ hybridization, real time PCR, and DNA electrophoresis. 5. Conducting literature searches and coordinating with research collaborators. More information about the Lipinski laboratory can be found at: vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/lipinski.

Begin Date: May 15 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $29,000

Contact
Rob Lipinski
robert.lipinski@wisc.edu

Research Intern Department of Biochemistry Apr 10 2019

Requirements: BA/BS in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field is required. Knowledge of basic concepts in chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry is essential. Experience in a research laboratory is also essential, with competency expected in basic methods, including preparation of buffers, sterile technique, and bacterial cell culture. Experience in molecular biology and imaging is highly desirable. In addition, candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work independently and also be able to work as an integral member of a research team. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Preference will be given to candidates available for two years as a Research Intern. To apply, please email your application to Anne Helsley-Marchbanks, ahelsley@wisc.edu. Your application should include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references with contact information (name, telephone number and email address). The cover letter should describe your relevant training and/or education for this position, your laboratory experience and your future career goals.

Job Duties: The Kimble and Wickens laboratories seek a highly motivated Research Intern to assist with both basic lab maintenance and experiments focusing on molecular regulation of eukaryotic biology. Duties will include but not be limited to preparation of buffers, culture media and agar-filled Petri plates for nematode and yeast genetics plus other general lab maintenance. Training will include but not be limited to experimental methods and design, data analysis, and professional speaking and writing skills. A two-year commitment will provide a valued experience in research - from experimental design through publication - with co-authorship likely.

Begin Date: June 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $32,000

Contact
Anne Helsley-Marchbanks
ahelsley@wisc.edu

Research Intern Department of Biochemistry Apr 10 2019

Requirements: BA/BS in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related field is required. Knowledge of basic concepts in chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry are essential. Experience in a research laboratory is essential, with competency expected in basic methods, including preparation of buffers, sterile technique, and bacterial cell culture. Experience in molecular biology or biochemistry is highly desirable. In addition, candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work independently and also be able to work as an integral member of a research team. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Preference will be given to candidates available for at least one year as a Research Intern. To apply, please email your application to Carol Pfeffer, cpfeffer@wisc.edu. Your application must include a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information (name, telephone number and email address). The cover letter should describe your relevant training and/or education for this position, your lab experience, and future career goals.

Job Duties: The Kimble and Wickens laboratories seek a highly motivated Research Intern to assist in both basic lab maintenance and experiments focusing on molecular regulation of eukaryotic biology. Duties will include but not be limited to preparation of buffers, culture media and agar-filled Petri plates for nematode and yeast genetics plus other general lab maintenance. Training will include but not be limited to experimental methods and design, data analysis, and professional speaking and writing skills. Candidate commitment will provide intensive experience in research, with co-authorship possible.

Begin Date: June 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $32,000

Contact
Carol Pfeffer
cpfeffer@wisc.edu

Research Intern Department of Neuroscience Apr 15 2019

Requirements: We are seeking highly motivated individuals with undergraduate research experience preferably in molecular biology who will benefit from rigorous research training before pursuing a career in academia. Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemistry or a related field. Successful candidate is expected to work independently or as part of a team after initial period of training. Strong quantitative skills, attention to details and excellent organizational skills are also required. Our group studies structure and function of ion channels using state of the art biophysical methods which includes electrophysiology, single molecule fluorescence and cryo-EM. To learn more about our research and alumni, please visit Chanda lab website. Ideally, the research intern will be able to make at least a two year commitment to this position.

Job Duties: The new intern will become part of a thriving interdisciplinary research team of students and postdocs. He/she is expected to participate in all lab activities including discussing and presenting research. Other duties include providing support for research activities such as harvesting and treatment of oocytes and help with lab organization as directed by the PI. To apply please send a cover letter, CV and at least one letter of reference from research supervisor to chanda@wisc.edu. Please use "Chanda Lab Research Intern" in your subject line.

Salary: $33,000 annually

Contact
Baron Chanda
chanda@wisc.edu

Research Intern Biochemistry Apr 1 2019

Requirements: An outstanding opportunity is available for a recent bachelor's graduate in biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, or a related field who seeks further training prior to graduate school. The Landick lab (landick.wisc.edu) seeks a highly motivated candidate with undergraduate research experience who will benefit from learning rigorous experimental science while studying the structure, mechanism, and regulation of the central enzyme of gene expression, RNA polymerase. The successful candidate will be eager to pursue a career in science, hard-working, curious, and able to work effectively in a group as well as semi-independently after a period of training. Strong quantitative and concentration skills are also required. Our research uses conventional and single-molecule biochemistry, in vivo genome-scale methods, and structural biology as approaches. The last three interns are currently in PhD programs or postdocs at UW–Madison, Brown, or Stanford.

Job Duties: The new intern will join a vibrant, highly interactive research group as a full member who generates, discusses, and presents research results and shares in lab support activities. Research duties will include planning and executing experiments to analyze transcription by biochemical and genomic methods under guidance of the PI. The position requires a 2-year commitment. 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: May-June, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Robert Landick
landick@biochem.wisc.edu

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 darcie.moore@wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Darcie Moore
darcie.moore@wisc.edu

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu