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Research Intern Biochemistry Aug 31 2018

Requirements: The Ansari Lab is seeking a highly motivated individual to augment our research program. New BS/BA graduates are encouraged to apply. The intern will play an integral part in furthering our research in the mechanisms of mRNA stability and translation, using yeast as a model organism. 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 preferred.

Job Duties: Duties include, but not limited to: yeast cell culture, DNA/RNA purification, PCR, western blotting. Expectations include high level of organization, maintaining a well-documented electronic lab notebook and freezer 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 Biochemistry Sept 1 2018

Requirements: A research intern opportunity is available in the Landick lab for a highly motivated, recent bachelors graduate interested in learning biochemical approaches to the study of gene regulation. Our research seeks to connect the structure, function, and mechanism of the central cellular information processor, RNA polymerase, and its diverse regulators to genome-scale mechanisms that control when and how genes are expressed or silenced. We use bacteria as model systems and seek to understand the complex network of noncoding RNAs, nucleoid organizers, transcriptional regulators, and biomolecular machines that control cellular gene expression in microbes and microbiomes.

Job Duties: This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, motivated recipient of a baccalaureate degree in 2017 or 2018 who seeks additional training before entering a graduate or professional training program. We seek interns to work on the biochemical analysis of RNA polymerase structure-function using in vitro transcription, cryo-electron microscopy, and single-molecule biochemistry. The position requires a two-year commitment. An ideal candidate will be excited to pursue a scientific research career, able to work well in a highly interactive group, able to work semi-independently after a period of training, possess strong quantitative skills, and have 1-2 years of lab experience as an undergraduate. UW–Madison and our research group offer an outstanding training environment for research interns, with a strong track-record of alumni achievement in graduate school and beyond. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to ramooney@wisc.edu. Questions are welcome.

Begin Date: Aug or Sept, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Contact
Rachel Mooney
ramooney@wisc.edu

Research Intern Biomolecular Chemistry Aug 31 2018

Requirements: A research intern position is available in the Engin lab lab for individuals with a recent Bachelor's or Master's degree (Please, see enginlab.org for more information). The intern will work in a collegial working environment to identify novel pathways that are relevant to human disease in particular to diabetes by using mouse models. This position is ideal for individuals who seek to gain research experience before applying to graduate/medical school.

Job Duties: Principle duties include: 1)Nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture work 2) Maintenance of mouse colonies (breeding, weaning, tagging), genotyping, phenotyping, 3) Excellent record keeping, and generating data sheets. 4) Ordering laboratory supplies, generating inventories 5) Supervising and coordinating undergraduate researchers 6) Performing experiments under the guidance of Dr. Engin. 7) Presenting data in the lab meetings. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals, and previous research experiences, along with a CV, and names of three references to Dr. Engin at fengin@wisc.edu.

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

Contact
Feyza Engin
fengin@wisc.edu

Research Intern Biochemistry Aug 31 2018

Requirements: The Venturelli lab is recruiting research interns in several areas of microbial systems and synthetic biology. Areas of interest include ecological systems biology of the human gut microbiota, molecular basis of microbial interactions including metabolite interchange, design of genetic circuits for realizing novel functions in complex environments and microfluidic platforms to probe spatiotemporal behaviors of microbial systems. A B.S. or B.S.E. in biosciences or engineering is required.

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

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

Contact
Stefanie Lannoye
jobs@biochem.wisc.edu