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Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016
Contact Name/Address: Mitchell Nathan
Contact Email: IESPostDoc@wcer.wisc.edu

Requirements: We are seeking to hire multiple applicants. We seek highly qualified applicants who have earned a doctorate degree in mathematics education, psychology, learning sciences, or related areas. The positions carry an annual stipend plus health insurance coverage and support for professional travel and professional development. For full consideration please have your completed application materials submitted by November 21, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. The starting date is negotiable. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent US residents. Please send all application materials to IESPostDoc@wcer.wisc.edu: (a) a letter that summarizes your research experiences, areas of interest and identifies a primary and secondary mentor from among the program faculty; (b) curriculum vitae; and (c) two publications or manuscripts. Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to IESPostDoc@wcer.wisc.edu with the applicant's name in the subject line. If you require further information, please contact Dr. Mitchell J. Nathan, mnathan@wisc.edu, 608-263-0563.

Job Duties: We are pleased to announce a new postdoctoral training grant in mathematics education. We will fill multiple positions. OUR VISION There is a clear and recognized need for well-trained mathematics education researchers who are able to conduct scientifically based qualitative and quantitative research that addresses immediate and long-term questions about the efficacy of educational programs and policies, and who can provide an empirical basis for future designs of curricula, assessments, instruction, and learning environments. With funding from the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), we now offer a two-year interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program, situated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which aims to increase postdoctoral capacity to conduct rigorous research in the topic area of mathematics education. The program provides recent graduates opportunities to experience a range of methods, including graduates from curriculum and instruction departments seeking to learn quantitative methods that support causal inference, as well as psychologists and other social scientists seeking to conduct studies in natural settings and collect, analyze, and interpret process-level data. The training program emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the mathematics education research opportunities at the University of Wisconsin?Madison. It addresses broad research interests, including: Exploratory research, basic processes in learning and instruction, development and innovation, efficacy and replication, and measurement. PROGRAM DETAILS We frame the postdoctoral experience in terms of project-based learning by anchoring the training in ongoing, funded research on mathematics education. The program also offers our postdoctoral fellows individualized experiences created in collaboration with a mentoring committee including: research methods courses, campus colloquia, and independent research and supervised grant writing projects designed to match the needs of individual participants. The training grant Mentoring Team includes: Mitchell J. Nathan, director of the postdoctoral training program, professor of educational psychology (learning sciences) and mathematics education; Eric Knuth, professor of mathematics education; Amy Ellis, associate professor of mathematics education; Anita Wager, assistant professor of mathematics education; Martha W. Alibali, professor of psychology and educational psychology (human development and learning sciences); Charles Kalish, professor of educational psychology (human development); and Peter Steiner, assistant professor of mathematics education (quantitative methods). Further details about the faculty and research opportunities are available at our website, http://iesPostDoc.wceruw.org.

Deadline: 11/21/2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Svaren Lab - Waisman Center
Salary: $42,000 - $48,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: October 15, 2014 (anticipated)
Contact Name/Address: John Svaren, PhD, 1500 Highland Ave, Room 659, Madison, WI 53705
Contact Phone: (608) 263-4246
Contact Email: jpsvaren@wisc.edu

Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, physiology, molecular pharmacology/neuroscience, or related disciplines is required. Previous research experience in one or more areas such as molecular biology, cell culture, mouse analysis, microscopy, molecular neuroscience and epigenetics/genomics/bioinformatics is strongly preferred.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in Dr. Elizabeth Burnside’s lab in the Department of Radiology. Her research team develops and tests decision support tools designed to decrease the burden of breast cancer. The team of clinicians, computer scientists and engineers use a wide range of predictive variables: demographic risk factors, imaging features, and clinical variables in order to optimally diagnose and treat this disease. The successful candidate 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: 10/11/2014


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: Open until filled


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center; Biomolecular Chemistry
Salary: Negotiable
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Fall 2014
Contact Name/Address: Dr. Patricia Kiley, 420 Henry Mall
Contact Phone: (608) 262-6632
Contact Email: pjkiley@wisc.edu

Requirements: Graduate training in bacterial molecular genetics, and expertise in modern microbial metabolism, biochemistry, or gene expression is preferred. Selection criteria will include authorship of publications and interest in working in a highly collaborative group.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Patricia Kiley, University of Wisconsin. Highly motivated individuals interested in advancing their expertise in Microbial Systems or Synthetic Biology by conducting research projects associated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW-Madison should apply. The project will involve systems analysis of microbial growth, stress, and metabolism during conversion of plant-derived complex media to biofuels and/or metabolic and gene expression engineering of strains for optimal conversion. This is an outstanding opportunity to establish prominence in 21st century microbial sciences and to play a key role in research to achieve sustainable energy independence. The position can begin as soon as Fall 2014. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a statement of interest, vitae, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Apply to pjkiley@wisc.edu.

Deadline: December 31, 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Salary: Follows NRSA stipend levels
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediate
Contact Name/Address: Terri Young/Stuart Tompson, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UW-Madison, Madison, WI 53705
Contact Phone: (608) 262-9093
Contact Email: tyoung6@wisc.edu

Requirements: A PhD background in genetics, molecular biology, or cell biology is preferred. Additonal experience in deep sequencing of DNA and RNA would be adventageous, although not required. We seek a candidate who is organized, highly motivated, a team player, and has strong skills in molecular biology.

Job Duties: The Young laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on newly funded 4-year project to identify genes involved in human eye development and growth. The project involves utilizing next-generation sequencing techniques for both gene identification as well as for expression studies of eye tissues of genetically modified animanl models. the laboratory is located in the WIMR2 tower on the UW-Madison campus.

Deadline: September 12, 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Neurology
Salary: $42,000 plus benefits or above based on experience
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: September 2014
Contact Name/Address: Rama Maganti, MD, 1685 HIghland Ave; 7142 MFCB, Madison, WI 53709
Contact Phone: (608) 265-4352
Contact Email: maganti@neurology.wisc.edu

Requirements: Postdoc with following experience:

  1. Rodent surgery for EEG electrode implantation and recording seizures
  2. Analyzing EEG data
  3. Developing and implementing protocols for sleep depriving animals
  4. Maintenance of rodent colonies and genotyping
  5. QPCR techniques

Job Duties: As described above plus drafting manuscripts or assisting in it; Assisting in Grant submissions;

Deadline: November 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: 10/1/2014
Contact Name/Address: Joshua Lang, MD, 7151 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
Contact Phone: (608) 265-8131
Contact Email: jmlang@medicine.wisc.edu

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

Job Duties: This is a joint position in the laboratories of Dr. David Beebe and Joshua Lang. This position will be involved with the use of novel microfluidic technologies for the study of rare tumor cells utilizing fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Further genomic and proteomic analysis of cancer relevant targets for immunotherapeutic targeting will also be performed. An additional funded project involves the analysis of epigenetic modifying agents on anti tumor immune responses. This work involves work with in vitro, ex vivo and animal models of prostate cancer. Experience in flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, tissue culture and epigenetics is preferred. Work involves exposure to human plasma and blood products, animal plasma and 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: 11/30/2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Salary: $42,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediately
Contact Name/Address: Randolph Ashton, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street, Room 4168, Madison, WI 53715
Contact Phone: (608) 316-4312
Contact Email: rashton2@wisc.edu

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biomedical or chemical engineering, bioengineering, neuroscience or a related field. This person should have a strong background in molecular biology techniques as well as considerable experience in stem cell culture preferably with neural stem cells or neural differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Familiarity or interest in neurodevelopmental biology and deriving neural cells/tissues from hPSC is required.

Job Duties: The research associate will work on NIH and EPA funded research projects to derive 2-D and 3-D central nervous system tissues from hPSCs for disease modeling, drug discovery, and neurotoxicity screening. The researcher will be involved in several projects that are both independent and synergistic with other collaborative tissue engineering initiatives on campus. Experiments will entail the use of advance microfluidic and bioreactor culture, standard immunocytochemical detection assays, confocal imaging and analysis, genome editing, and standard gene expression assays including quantitative PCR and next-generation RNA sequencing. The research associate will be expected to conduct complex experiments, statistical analysis, interpret findings in light of contemporary literature, and write up results for presentations, publications, and patents. Also, the research associate will assist with training and supervision of student research associated with parent grant projects. For more information about the Ashton lab visit: http://wid.wisc.edu/research/bionates/research/ashton-lab/.

Deadline: Open until filled


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, Hematology/Oncology
Salary: follows NRSA stipend levels
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: 9/1/2014
Contact Name/Address: Mark Burkard, MD, PhD WIMR 6059, 1111 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792
Contact Phone: (608) 263-9823
Contact Email: mburkard@wisc.edu

Requirements: A PhD background in genetics, molecular biology or cell biology is preferred. Additional experience in stem cell biology would be advantageous, although not required. We seek a candidate who is organized, highly motivated, and initiative. The successful candidate will require strong skills in molecular biology.

Job Duties: The Burkard laboratory at the University of Wisconisin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a newly funded 5-year collaborative project with Dr. Timothy Kamp in Cardiology. The project involves editing genomes of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to study kinase biology using chemical genetics. The ultimate goal is to identify toxicities associated with kinase inhibition in differentiated cardiomyocytes. The laboratories are located in new adjacent WIMR towers on the UW-Madison Campus. For more information on current projects and laboratory interests, see http://burkardlab.medicine.wisc.edu/index.html and http://stemcells.wisc.edu/node/169.

Deadline: 10/1/2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Radiology
Salary: $42,000 - $45,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: As soon as possible
Contact Name/Address: Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPh, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, E3/366 CSC, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-3252
Contact Phone: (608) 265-4099
Contact Email: eburnside@uwhealth.org

Requirements: PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, medical informatics or related fields required. Alternatively an M.D. with a master?s in computer science, bioinformatics, medical informatics or extensive experience. 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: 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: 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: jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu

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: http://apps.pharmacy.wisc.edu/sopdir/713.

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 jjiang@pharmacy.wisc.edu.

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: 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