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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 Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center May 18 2018

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or relevant field. Required minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: - A basic understanding of microbial fermentation is required. - At least one year of laboratory research experience including experience with microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry techniques. - Strong laboratory record-keeping skill, scientific communication ability, and Excel spreadsheet/data analysis skills are also required. - Specific experience with RNA and genomic DNA purification will be advantageous. - Candidates must have flexible schedules to accommodate fermentation that may occur at non-standard times and days. Successful candidates must be extremely well-organized and self-motivated; have excellent interpersonal skills; and enjoy working both independently and as part of a team. The flexible working schedule is expected, since some of fermentation samples will be collected in non-standard times and days. Because much of the research involves collaboration between different research groups, both experience working with multiple client groups and excellent time-management skills are encouraged. This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in meeting the first great national challenge of the 21st century: sustainable energy independence.

Job Duties: Successful candidates will work as part of a team within the Experimental Fermentation Lab (EFL) in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). The central goal of EFL is to provide support to GLBRC research by providing various biomass and synthetic hydrolysates, conversion residues, and fermentation needs. The research intern will collect samples during microbial fermentation and process samples for chemical composition, genomic and proteomic analyses. Data analyses of these samples will help to identify microbial responses to different feedstocks hydrolysates, and bottlenecks from biomass to biofuel production. It will also help to engineer and develop microbial organisms that can effectively and efficiently convert sugars from sustainable and renewable plant biomass into biofuels. The primary responsibilities of this research specialist position are to support EFL lab. The research intern will: - Prepare genomic DNA from engineered bacterial strains for genomic sequencing - Prepare RNA for RNA-Seq gene expression analysis - Prepare growth media and microbial cultures for fermentation experiments - Set-up and operate batch, fed-batch, and continuous fermentation - Collect samples during fermentation and record the data - Conduct distillation to generate conversion residues - Contribute in the analysis of fermentation data - Assist in preparing other microbial media, fermentation reagents, and supplies as well as assisting in the organization and maintenance of the lab.

Begin Date: June 1, 2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $28,595

Contact
Yaoping Zhang
1552 University Ave, Madison WI 53726
yaoping.zhang@wisc.edu

Research Intern School of Nursing Apr 25 2018

Requirements: Candidates should at minimum, have a cursory understanding of health care systems such as the medical records and confidentiality of private health information although more experience in health care (such as working as a nursing assistant for example) is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be detail oriented, have strong organizational, database skills and be able to work independently. Within 14 days of hire, the candidate must obtain HIPAA and CITI certification by completing the University's electronic training. This person will work primarily at the UW–Madison School of Nursing and other work duties will take place at the Madison Veterans Hospital and UW–Madison School of Nursing, both located on Highland Avenue in Madison, WI. This position offers room to advance and requires a 2-year commitment. Hours worked per week are negotiable ranging from 20 to 40 hours per week. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts to Laura Block at lmblock2@wisc.edu with "Lab Manager Position" in the subject line. Please be sure to include the following information: GPA, course work completed/enrolled (with grades), previous work history, major, and availability to work Monday-Friday. Include any other additional information that is pertinent. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references during the application process. Applications must be received by April 25th for consideration.

Job Duties: This position will support the research program of Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, whose research focuses on improving clinical care delivery for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi’s current research focuses largely on improving management of dementia-specific symptoms, enhancing care coordination and facilitating improved detection of dementia at highly vulnerable points in care. This multidisciplinary research program includes projects in claims data analysis, medical record review, and qualitative interviews. The person in this position oversees coordination of all active research projects, providing integral support to Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi in the coordination and implementation of ongoing research projects including developing protocols, data collection instruments, data management systems and collecting high-quality reliable data. This person will support a diverse portfolio of projects including supporting ongoing implementation and evaluation of an acute-care based intervention for symptom management, and the development of electronic health record screening tools. This person will also engage in community outreach efforts.

Specific Duties:

  • Work directly with the Principal Investigator and other lead Investigators with the research program to develop and implement study protocols using a range of methodologies including medical record abstraction and qualitative data coding.
  • Under the direction of Dr. Gilmore-Bykvoskyi and senior research staff, prepare/revise and maintain data management and recordkeeping systems to ensure data consistency and security, enter and maintain data documentation including research protocols, manuals and forms.
  • Support the PI with preparation and continuing review applications for submission to the Institutional Review Board and serve as study liaison to the IRB.
  • Ensure compliance with reporting and research conduct laws and requirements including maintaining fiscal and granting agency records.
  • Hire, train and support research staff. Oversee research-related tasks such as formatting manuscripts, data presentations and research reports.
  • Conduct scientific reference bibliographic searches, including abstracting data from published sources, summarizing articles, and maintaining a bibliographic database.
  • Contribute to dissemination of academic output, including manuscripts and presentations.
  • Coordinate projects within and across multiple research teams, including attendance of regular meetings to collaborate with additional members of the research team within the UW and with outside partners.
  • Support the PI with communications and community outreach.
  • Provide academic course support.
  • Other duties as assigned to support Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi’s research program, courses, and committees.

Begin Date: 5/15/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $15–20/hr

Contact
Laura Block
lmblock2@wisc.edu

Research Intern Anesthesiology June 1 2018

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in science, psychology, math or engineering. Applicants with knowledge of neuroscience, signal processing and computer programming are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: Job is focused on analysis of electrophysiological data obtained from human subjects. Duties include computer programming, running analysis scripts, reading relevant scientific literature, creating figures, presenting findings, manuscript preparation.

Begin Date: 7/1/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $28,595

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

Research Intern Anesthesiology June 1 2018

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in science, psychology, math or engineering. Applicants with knowledge of neuroscience, signal processing and computer programming are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: Job is focused on developing animal model of delirium. Duties include small animal surgery, electrophysiology, data analysis, reading relevant scientific literature, creating figures, presenting findings, manuscript preparation.

Begin Date: 7/1/2018
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $28,595

Contact
Matthew Banks
1300 University Ave
608-261-1143
mibanks@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