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Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: SMPH, Dept of Ob Gyn
Salary: NSRA Stipend level
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: ASAP
Duration: 1-3 years
Contact Name: Aleksander Stanic, MD, PhD
Contact Address: Perinatal Research Laboratories, Atrium B Meriter Hospital/Park 202 South Park Street Madison, WI 53715
Contact Email: stanickostic@wisc.edu

Requirements: To join an exciting line of research at the intersection of basic immunology, reproductive biology and bioinformatics in human and animal models (mouse, potentially primate) in the Stanic Lab at the UW-Madison Dept. of Ob/Gyn, division of Reproductive Sciences. PhD, MD or MD/PhD with relevant research background is required. Desired specializations include immunology, reproductive sciences, cell biology or other related fields. The ideal candidates are self-motivated individuals with the ability to think and execute in a creative and productive fashion. Critical thinking, rapid learning and both team and independent work are key priorities for a successful candidate. Strong basic laboratory skills and excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are essential. The Post-Doctoral fellow will be well-mentored by Dr. Stanic as well as by senior members of the Reproductive Sciences Division who will provide critical input on on-going research, manuscript and grant writing and advice the fellow on career development opportunities. Qualified candidates should be experienced with bacterial and mammalian cell culture and mouse model systems, molecular cloning and/or other biochemical, immunological or molecular-based approaches. Histology, flow cytometry and confocal imagining experience is desired but not required. For candidates without prior experience in flow cytometry the learning and collaborative approaches in high-dimensional (>14 color) flow cytometry will be provided by the PI.

Job Duties: We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher who wishes to conduct research at the intersection of basic and translational science focused on immunology of embryo implantation and placentation. Projects include identification of novel innate immune cell types and their mechanistic role in implantation and placentation, the role of pattern-recognition receptors in placental organization and vascular development, mechanistic dissection of immune underpinnings of Preeclampsia, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Recurrent Implantation Failure. Successful candidate will be expected to develop and perform the described research projects under the direction of the principal investigator. Candidate will identify research problems and design experimental methodologies, present findings at national and international conferences and write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals. They will assist and learn best practices in the writing of grants and will receive extensive mentorship and career development support from the PI and other faculty within the department. Opportunity to develop mentoring skills, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students will be provided and strongly supported. The goal of this position is the development of a novel and productive line of research and career development of the postdoctoral scholar. Applications should include (i) CV, (ii) 2-3 references with contact information, (iii) cover letter with a brief summary of research interests and expected availability date. Candidates will be expected to present a research seminar during the interview process.

Deadline: February 15, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: Immediate Opening
Contact Name: Jason Kwan
Contact Address: 6109 Rennebohm Hall 777 Highland Ave. Madison, WI 53705
Contact Email: jason.kwan@wisc.edu
Contact Phone: 608-262-3829

Requirements: The Kwan Lab in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a post-doctoral research associate for a project in biosynthesis and drug discovery. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, pharmacology or a related field. Experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data and/or heterologous gene expression is desired.

Job Duties: The research associate will be engaged in the discovery of biosynthetic pathways for novel small molecules from unculturable bacteria that live in symbiotic association with marine invertebrates. The person filling the position will have the opportunity to advance their expertise in shotgun metagenomics using next-generation sequencing, RNAseq, bioinformatics, bioassays, cloning and pathway expression. The candidate will investigate the chemical ecology of small molecules in the microbiota of marine invertebrates, and pursue bioactive small molecules for drug discovery. The successful applicant will design and conduct experiments, analyze sequencing data, write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, assist in the preparation of grant proposals, and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. Interested candidates should submit full applications to jason.kwan@wisc.edu, including 1) curriculum vitae with contact information for at least two references, 2) a cover letter with a brief summary of research achievements, research interests and expected availability date.

Deadline: April 1, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Radiology
Salary: NIH Standard
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: Immediate Opening
Contact Name: Amy M. Fowler, MD, PhD Assistant Professor
Contact Address: Section of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology, 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792-3252
Contact Email: afowler@uwhealth.org

Requirements: Applicants must have obtained or anticipate soon receiving a PhD or MD/PhD degree in biomedical engineering, medical physics, computer or electrical engineering, molecular/cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related biomedical field. Prior research experience in imaging is required. A strong background in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, radioisotope handling, and receptor-binding assays is preferred.

Job Duties: The Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has an opening for highly qualified individuals at the post-doctoral level to work on research related to molecular imaging of breast cancer and biomarkers of therapeutic response. Responsibilities include cancer biology/imaging experiments (~70%) and writing/editing manuscripts and grants (~30%). The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your research interests, background, and qualifications, and names of 3 references.

Deadline: February 28, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping
Salary: NIH Standard
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: Immediate Opening
Contact Name: Whitney Sweeney
Contact Address: Box 4675, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792
Contact Email: sweeney@biostat.wisc.edu
Contact Phone: 608-262-9184

Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD in the data sciences (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering), the biomedical sciences (e.g., Genetics, Biochemistry), and/or a MD (or other appropriate clinical degree). A significant background in computational and/or statistical methods is required.

Job Duties: The Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping (CPCP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a newly established National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center for Excellence, has openings for several Postdoctoral Research Associates in areas of biomedical data science. The CPCP was created to significantly advance the state of the art in computational methods for transforming large, heterogeneous, high-dimensional data sources into predictive models for biomedicine. The CPCP has brought together leading data science and biomedical researchers to develop innovative new approaches and tools that are able to discover, and make crucial inferences with models of phenotypes elicited from molecular profiles, medical images, electronic health records, population-level data and other data types. Interested applicants should:
-Send a letter indicating their interest and experience, a CV, and copies of two representative publications via e-mail to sweeney@biostat.wisc.edu
-Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to sweeney@biostat.wisc.edu.
-We encourage applicants to also send links to software that they have developed.

Deadline: July 1, 2015 or until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels
Percent Time: 50-100%
Begin Date: February 1, 2015
Contact Name: Dustin Deming, MD
Contact Address: 600 Highland Ave, K6/544 CSC
Contact Email: ddeming@medicine.wisc.edu

Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related areas.

Job Duties: The Deming Laboratory uses novel murine and cell culture models to develop treatment strategies for gastrointestinal cancers. Most recently our work has focused on how to utilize the mutation profile of these cancers to develop treatments for subytpes of colon and pancreas cancer. This position will be directly involved in the use of novel transgenic mouse models and spheroid cultures from murine and human colon and pancreatic cancers. Techniques commonly utilized in this laboratory include murine colonoscopy, murine PET/CT, IHC, immunoblotting, PCR-based techniques and brightfield and fluorescent microscopy. Experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, tissue culture and with animal handling is preferred. Work involves exposure to human animal tissues. The candidate will be expected to carry out/develop the described research project under the direction of the principal investigator. 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, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

Deadline: February 1, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Biomolecuar Chemistry
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: Jan 1, 2015
Contact Name: Feyza Engin
Contact Email: fengin@wisc.edu

Requirements: The Engin laboratory in Department of Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in type 1 diabetes by utilizing cellular, biochemical approaches and recently generated genetic mouse models. Highly motivated, hardworking candidates with a recent PhD in molecular biology, immunology, genetics or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Experience and expertise in primary cell culture, flow cytometry/sorting, beta cell biology and animal studies is highly desired. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Feyza Engin (fengin@wisc.edu) with a subject line states 'Postdoc Application'. For more information, please visit our group page at http://bmolchem.wisc.edu/faculty/engin.html.

Deadline: January 31, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Soil Science
Salary: $42,000 - $52,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: Immediate Opening
End Date: September 30, 2016
Contact Name: Dr. William Hickey
Contact Phone: 608-262-9018
Contact Email: wjhickey@wisc.edu

Requirements: A Research Associate is sought to join a collaborative project in molecular biology and macromolecular imaging. The studies will integrate molecular genetics with electron cryotomography to elucidate functions and molecular architecture of bacterial extracellular structures. Applicants should have a strong background in bacterial molecular biology, a Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field, and have an interest in learning the use of cryotomography techniques.

Job Duties: The Research Associate will take the lead in developing mutants, reporter strains and overexpression of proteins. The Research Associate should be to work independently and have technical expertise in cloning, heterologous expression, site-directed mutagenesis. The Research Associate will work with collaborating investigators to image specimens of interest, and will gain experience in all aspects of electron cryotomography including sample preparation, operation of advanced electron microscopes, and software for data acquisition and analysis. The Research Associate will also assist the PI in the preparation of grants and take a lead in developing journal manuscripts.

Deadline: Open until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Bacteriology
Salary: Follows NRSA stipend levels
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Starts ASAP, 1 year with possibility of extension
Contact Name/Address: Laura Mueller, 6145 MSB, 1550 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Contact Phone: (608) 890-0237
Contact Email: currielab_postdoc@bact.wisc.edu

Requirements: The Currie Lab in the Bacteriology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking two post-doctoral research associates for projects in bioenergy and drug discovery. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in microbiology, zoology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or related fields. This person should have a strong background in microbiology, as well as considerable experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in evolutionary theory and analyzing next-generation sequencing data is preferred.

Job Duties: We are seeking two post-doctoral researchers interested in advancing their expertise in microbial systems by conducting research on enzyme discovery for biofuel production or drug discovery from symbiotic microbes. Both projects study symbiotic interactions to understand the molecular mechanisms that influence the ecology and evolution of the host-microbe systems. Projects may include field-based collections, microbial isolations, sequencing, bioassays, next-generation sequencing, and microbial genetics. The candidate will be expected to develop and carryout experiments under the direction of the Dr. Currie. This will include identifying research problems, designing experiments, assisting in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal, managing projects to accomplish grant objectives, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. This position can begin immediately and extends for one year after hire with the possibility of renewal depending on performance. Full applications should be submitted to currielab_postdoc@bact.wisc.edu. Applications should include (i) curriculum vitae with contact information for two to three references, (ii) cover letter with a brief summary of research interests and expected availability date.

Deadline: March 1, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Waisman Center
Salary: $42,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediately
Contact Name/Address: Margarita Kaushanskaya, 1500 Highland Ave, Room 487, Madison, WI 53705
Contact Phone: (608) 263-5764
Contact Email: kaushanskaya@wisc.edu

Requirements: A PhD background in psychology, second language acquisition, or communication sciences and disorders or related fields required. Strong background in qualitative methods required. Minimum of two years of research experience in the areas of bilingualism and/or cognition strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Job Duties: Work on NIH-funded research project exploring the role of executive function in typical and atypical language development in school-age children; children with typical development include monolingual English and bilingual Spanish-English speakers. Conduct statistical analyses, interpret findings in light of contemporary literature, and write up results for presentation and publication. Assist with supervision of student research associated with the parent grant project and develop own line of studies. This research is part of the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab at the Waisman Center http://csd.wisc.edu/research/LABlab/people.html.

Deadline: Open until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Waisman Center
Salary: $42,000 minimum
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediately
Contact Name/Address: Susan Ellis-Weismer, PhD, 1500 Highland Ave, Room 473, Madison, WI 53705
Contact Phone: (608) 263-8861
Contact Email: ellisweismer@wisc.edu

Requirements: A PhD background in psychology, educational psychology, or communication sciences and disorders or related fields required. Strong background in qualitative methods required. Minimum of two years of research experience in the areas of language development and/or cognition strongly preferred. Knowledge of developmental disabilities (particularly autism spectrum disorders) preferred but not required.

Job Duties: Work on NIH-funded research project exploring the role of executive function in typical and atypical language development (specific language impairment and autism) in school-age children. Conduct statistical analyses, interpret findings in light of contemporary literature, and write up results for presentation and publication. Assist with supervision of student research associated with the parent grant project and develop own line of studies. This research is part of the Language Processes Lab at the Waisman Center http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/lpl/sew.html.

Deadline: Open until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Salary: Follows NIH Guidelines
Percent Time: Full time
Begin/End Dates: February 1, 2014 or later
Contact Name/Address: Dudley Lamming, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Contact Phone: (617) 504-7698
Contact Email: dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu

Requirements: Ph.D. and/or M.D. Experience with mice, immunohistochemistry, tissue culture, and molecular biology preferred, but not required. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dudley Lamming in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. This position is for a highly motivated new/recent Ph.D. graduate who wishes to develop an independent research career. Dr. Lamming's research focuses on the role of the mTOR signaling pathway in the biology of age-related diseases, including diabetes. An additional interest of the laboratory is to identify the mechanisms underlying the metabolic consequences of aging. Specific duties 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. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV and the contact information of three references to: Dudley Lamming, Ph.D. dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu.

Deadline: January 2014, or until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Pediatrics
Salary: $36,000 minimum
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: June 1, 2013 (for one year with possible extension)
Contact Name/Address: Bikash R. Pattnaik, Departments of Pediatrics, Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, UW McPherson Eye Research Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison, 202 S. Park St., Meriter PAB2, Madison, WI 53715
Contact Phone: 608-417-6446
Contact Email: bikashp@pediatrics.wisc.edu
Contact Fax: 608-257-1304

Requirements: The position requires a PhD or MD with previous training in electrophysiological skills primarily in whole cell voltage clamp. Individuals without electrophysiological skills will not be considered. Prior knowledge of retina physiology is an advantage.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study role of Inwardly rectifying potassium channel (Kir) in retina function. The project will employ electrophysiological analysis of Kir7.1 channel in vitro and in vivo using patch-clamp and electroretinogram recording. The project will utilize heterologous expression, primary cells and transgenic mouse.

Deadline: open until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Waisman Center and Neuroscience
Salary: NIH standard
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: immediately
Contact Name/Address: Xinyu Zhao
Contact Phone: 608-263-9906
Contact Email: xzhao69@wisc.edu

Requirements: This postdoctoral fellow position is for a highly motivated NEW PhD graduate who aims to develop an independent research career. The person needs to have strong background in molecular biology and genetics. If interested, please email your cover letter stating career goals, CV, contact information of at least 3 references and electronic (PDF) files of representative first-authored publications to Dr. Xinyu Zhao: xzhao69@wisc.edu.

Job Duties: Experience in stem cell biology, neuroscience, and/or genome-wide analysis is a plus. The person should have published first-authored primary research papers in internationally recognized journals during PhD training. In addition to leading research projects, the person will receive trainings that are critical for future science jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision.

Deadline: open until filled