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Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Biochemistry
Salary: $38,000/year
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: May 1, 2014 for 3 years with some flexibility
Contact Name/Address: Hector DeLuca Department of Biochemistry, 433 Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1544
Contact Phone: (608) 262-1620
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (608) 262-3453

Requirements: Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or biological science

Job Duties: The candidate will be expected to carry out independent research on metabolism and/or molecular biology. Candidates with a year of research experience beyond thesis work will be favored but not required. The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Space Science and Engineering Center
Salary: $49,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: 6/16/2014-6/30/2015
Contact Name/Address: Kate Kaminski, 1225 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
Contact Phone: (608) 262-5933
Contact Email:

Requirements: Knowledge of switch mode technology, i.e. DC-DC conversion; motor controls, synchronous motors, induction motors; instrumentation and control systems; AC and DC power systems; LabVIEW and/or C++ software preferred.

Job Duties: Assist with the design, fabrication, and testing of a number of IDDO Ice Drill system?s electrical components under the direction of experienced senior electrical engineers. The anticipated assignments will expose the Research Intern to the full range of engineering responsibilities including analysis needed to select proper component configuration, development of block diagrams, schematics, and assembly drawings; assisting in the purchasing, manufacturing and assembly of electrical systems, and the performance testing of those systems. For more information please see:

Deadline: May 23, 2014

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Plant Pathology
Salary: $37,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: June 1, 2014-May 1, 2016
Contact Name/Address: Prof. Caitilyn Allen, Dept of Plant Pathology, 1630 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Contact Phone: (608) 262-9578
Contact Email:

Requirements: a Ph.D. in microbiology, plant biology, or related discipline; demonstrated research skills in molecular and cellular biology, with experience in protein characterization and genomic analysis; excellent written communication skills; and a positive attitude for teamwork. To apply, send a single pdf file containing: 1) a cover letter describing your research experience and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names of three references. Submit to Prof. Caitilyn Allen by email at: Applications received by May 9, 2014 will receive full consideration; position is available immediately.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct NSF-funded research on the role of nitrogen metabolism in interactions between the plant pathogenic bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum and its plant hosts.

Deadline: May 9, 2014

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Surgery
Salary: TBD
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediate, 8/31/2017
Contact Name/Address: Alexandra Epping, H4/360 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Contact Phone: (608) 263-5065
Contact Email:

Requirements: This position is for a highly motivated individual to develop a neuroscience project. A Ph.D. and a strong background in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, and/or neuroscience are required. Experience in stem cells, vision research, microscopy, and animal handling is preferred. Qualified candidates should have published primary research papers in internationally recognized journals. In addition to experimental skills, this postdoctoral researcher will also receive training critical for future academic jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision. The PI's laboratory is located in the State-of-the-Art Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) with convenient access to multidisciplinary collaborations and cutting-edge research facilities. If interested, please send a cover letter clearly stating objectives, CV, and names of at least 3 referees to Dr. Guo at

Job Duties: This research associate will undertake an NIH-funded project. The research features studies on retinal neuro-degeneration and regeneration with new perspectives and translational opportunities ( Multidisciplinary approaches on intracellular signaling and in vitro/in vivo models will be applied. Inter-departmental collaborations are an integral part of our research, e.g., with Dr. David Gamm in the McPherson Eye Research Institute and Dr. Robert Nickells in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Zoology
Salary: $32,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: May/June 2014
Contact Name/Address: Marc Wolman Zoology Research 1117 W. Johnson Street
Contact Phone: (608) 890-1962
Contact Email:

Requirements: BS/BA in Zoology or related Biological Sciences required, MS with research experience preferred. Submit cover letter and CV to Prof. Marc Wolman via email. We anticipate this appointment to continue for one year. Renewal of appointment will be contingent on satisfactory performance, funding availability, and program needs.

Job Duties:

  1. Genetic, neural circuit, and behavior analysis of zebrafish mutants.
  2. Building DNA constructs to drive inducible and cell-specific gene expressions
  3. Gene expression analysis
  4. Microinjection of zebrafish embryos
  5. Generation and maintenance of transgenic and mutant zebrafish strains
  6. Lab managerial and support tasks

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Radiology
Salary: $42,000-$45,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: As soon as Possible - 6/30/2015
Contact Name/Address: Dr. Elizabeth Burnside E3/366 CSC, 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792-3252
Contact Phone: (608) 265-4099
Contact Email:

Requirements: M.D. with master's degree or PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, medical informatics or related fields required. Minimum of two years of research or development experience with medical informatics systems; has dealt with real world clinical data for epidemiologic and/or care improvement purposes; and is interested in using computer systems to analyze clinical data for improving health with a special emphasis on machine learning algorithms, knowledge processing, and genomic data modeling. Prefer a candidate that has completed and published a hypothesis-driven medical informatics research study, and who is familiar with formal study design and sample size analysis. Prefer a candidate that has excellent written and oral communication skills. The idea candidate will enjoy working independently and as part of a team.

Job Duties: This individual will conduct scientific experiments; apply data processing techniques, develop machine learning algorithms, evaluate decision support and risk predication algorithms, summarize results, and produce reports and presentations. The candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing clinical informatics tools and systems, and measuring the effects of these tools and systems on clinical performance and outcomes with ROC analysis and calibration metrics.

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Salary: $29,000-$32,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: April/June 2014
Contact Name/Address: Michael D. Samuel, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, 204 Russell Labs
Contact Phone: (608) 263-6882
Contact Email:


Job Duties: Naturally occurring botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) pose a significant threat to wildlife health. Enhanced BoNT detection assays are needed to understand BoNT function, to determine environmental pathways by which BoNTs are ingested by wildlife, and to elucidate biotic and abiotic factors that affect BoNT outbreaks. This project is designed to address these needs and to facilitate additional botulism-related research by developing a unique set of assays for detection of BoNTs. This position is offered at University of Wisconsin - Madison in collaboration with the US Geological Survey - National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) and BioSentinel Inc (BioSentinel), a privately held company founded to develop novel research tools for bio-defense, pharmaceutical, and ecology research. Tools developed through this project will have utility for studying avian botulism, a resurgent threat to the health of Great Lakes bird populations. We are seeking a research intern to join our collaborative research and development team in Madison, WI. The scientist will be responsible for developing, under supervision, in vitro assays for detecting BoNT serotypes C and E, and for utilizing these assays to detect BoNT in animal tissues and environmental samples. The incumbent will be expected to execute laboratory experiments and report results to supervisors. The ability to execute experimental protocols independently and a willingness to learn assay development strategies while embracing new techniques are essential. Work for this project will be carried out in close collaboration and with technical guidance from NWHC, UW, and BioSentinel research directors.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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:

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.

Deadline: January 2014, or until filled

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediate
Contact Name/Address: Jiaoyang Jiang, PhD Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 6113 Rennebohm Hall, 777 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53705-2222
Contact Phone: 608-265-6732
Contact Email:

Requirements: We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in Dr. Jiang's laboratory at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy. Our research focuses on the discovery of new chemical probes for elucidating the roles of protein glycosylation in transcriptional regulation. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of researchers with access to multidisciplinary collaborations. Further information can be found at the page:

Job Duties: An ideal candidate will undertake a project that applies multidisciplinary approaches (e.g., enzymology, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, high-throughput screening, cell biology) to study the roles of protein glycosylation in epigenetic regulation. Highly motivated candidates with PhD degrees in structural biology, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology or related field are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Jiang at

Deadline: Open until filled

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Pathobiological Sciences - Influenza Research Institute
Salary: $42,000 Annual, depending on qualifications
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediate
Contact Name/Address: Ms. Vickie Groth, Influenza Research Institute, 575 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711
Contact Phone: 608-262-2019
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 608-262-9641

Requirements: Computational Research Associate A PhD, MD or DVM with relevant research background is required. Desired specializations include bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology or other related fields.

The ideal candidate must be a creative, productive and self-motivated individual with the ability to think critically, learn quickly and function both independently and within a team. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are essential. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Qualified candidates should be experienced with methods for analyzing high through-put datasets (e.g., RNAi screens or various types of 'omics analyses), computational modeling of biological systems, protein or nucleic acid structural analysis, or large scale comparison and analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences.

Job Duties: The Kawaoka Laboratory, located in the state-of-the-art Influenza Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studies negative-sense RNA viruses including highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and Ebola virus. Our work is focused on understanding mechanisms of virus pathogenicity, evolution, and transmission; and to do this, we combine classical virological methods with contemporary systems biology-, genetics-, structural-, evolutionary- and sequence-based approaches. Ultimately, our work aims to obtain information that can be used to develop improved viral disease prevention and treatment strategies.

Currently, we have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher interested in applying computational analysis methods to dissect mechanisms of virus-induced disease. The individual hired for this position will have opportunities to develop projects in several areas, based on expertise and interest. These areas include:

  1. Using high throughput datasets to develop computational models of virus-infected cells and tissues;
  2. Using sequence-based approaches to identify mutations that contribute to virus evolution and pathogenicity; and
  3. Using structural methods to better understand viral protein and RNA functions.

Other duties include participation in meetings with collaborators, preparation of data reports, data presentations and manuscript preparation. To apply, please email a CV, a letter of interest, up to three reprints and the names of three references to Ms. Vickie Groth ( Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open 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:
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:

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:

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