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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: Agronomy
Contact Name/Address: Shawn Kaeppler, 455 Moore Hall-Plant Sciences, 1575 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Contact Phone: (608) 262-9571

Requirements: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Plant Physiology, or related field

Job Duties: Research Area: Functional Genomics of Maize Biofuel Traits A post-doctoral position is available to study natural variation in maize to characterize genes and pathways underlying stover composition and productivity. Panels of diverse lines and structured mapping populations will be used to identify candidate genes relevant to biofuel production in grasses. Candidate genes will be validated and functionally characterized using genetic, transgenic, and biochemical approaches. Opportunities for research in maize include, but are not limited to, analysis of developmental and morphological traits affecting non-grain biomass yield, metabolic pathways controlling recalcitrance, abiotic stress traits in the context of current and alternative sustainable production systems, and novel approaches to increase biomass density and value. The candidate will participate in projects ranging from genetic and molecular genetic characterization of genes and pathways to development of statistical approaches to integrate and analyze data from a large complex mapping population. Specific goals will be determined based on the candidates? interests, expertise, and long-term goals. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated to publish, able to lead an independent research project, have documented ability to successfully complete research publications, and clearly describe skills that they have to offer and skills that they would like to acquire during their tenure as a post-doctoral researcher. Expertise in maize genetics or similar and documented ability to coordinate collaborative research is highly desirable. Experience with analysis and manipulation of very large data sets and/or data mining including programming capabilities in programs such as R, SAS, and/or PERL is desirable. Apply by August 15, 2014 for full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply send a letter of application, a full curriculum vita, and names of three letters of reference to Shawn Kaeppler (smkaeppl@wisc.edu) and Natalia de Leon (ndeleongatti@wisc.edu).

Deadline: 8/15/2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Waisman Center
Salary: $42,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: Immediate
Contact Name/Address: David Gamm/Lynda Wright, T609 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705
Contact Email: dgamm@wisc.edu, wright@waisman.wisc.edu

Requirements: A PhD background in genetics, molecular biology or cell biology is preferred. Additional experience in vision sciences, physiology, developmental biology, and/or stem cell biology would be advantageous, although not required.

Job Duties: The David Gamm laboratory at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a post doctoral fellow to work on funded projects involving derivation of retinal cell types from human embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for use as models of human retinal development and disease. For more information about specific research interests and current projects, see http://stemcells.wisc.edu/node/158

Deadline: September 1, 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: School of Veterinary Medicine
Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipends
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: August to October 2014
Contact Name/Address: Dr. Xuan Pan, 4470 SVM, 2015 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Contact Email: xpan24@wisc.edu

Requirements: Applicants with extensive practical experience in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D and track record of success, as indicated by first-author publications. They must possess excellent organization skills and be capable of individual initiative and of interacting as part of team. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Xuan Pan, VMD/PhD, assistant professor, Medical Science Department, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison on 0016082654718 or email: xpan24@wisc.edu with the current curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references.

Job Duties: We wish to recruit a highly motivated, postdoc with an interest in epigenetic regulations of hematopoietic stem cells. The research project aims to study polycomb group protein functions in hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation.

Deadline: August 15, 2014


Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Salary: $29,200
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: mid-July to mid-Dec 2014
Contact Name/Address: Brian Sturtevant, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Northern Research Station, US Forest Service
Contact Email: bsturtevant@fs.fed.us

Requirements: B.S. with GIS emphasis in forestry, ecology, geography, environmental studies, or related field, M.S. preferred. Broad experience with the development and management of GIS data using ESRI ArcGIS, and strong project management skills are required. Experience with scripting and/or programming (e.g., Python, C#, R) and simulation modeling is highly desirable. Position will be full-time approximately mid-July through mid-December 2014. How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references via email to Brian Sturtevant: bsturtevant@fs.fed.us. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Expected start date is July 14.

Job Duties: This position will provide project support to research conducted jointly by the Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies (IAES), Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, in Rhinelander WI and by the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison. This position will perform simulation experiments using LANDIS-II (www.landis-ii.org) to investigate interactions between climate change, forest management, rural development, and fire-dependent ecosystems in NE Wisconsin. The incumbent will perform the simulation experiments, including setting up input files, summarizing the outputs (including spatial outputs via GIS software), and performing quality control checks. Location: Preferred duty station is the USFS IAES Laboratory in Rhinelander, WI. Highly qualified and independent candidates could alternatively be located at the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison or the USFS Forestry Products Lab in Madison, WI.

Deadline: July 4, 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipends
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: 7/1/2014
Contact Name/Address: Professor Rodney A Welch; rawelch@wisc.edu; 1550 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706-1521
Contact Phone: (608) 263-2700
Contact Email: rawelch@wisc.edu

Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology. Experience in bacterial genetics and deep-sequencing technology would be advantageous. Send application to Rodney A. Welch, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 1550 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI 53706-1521. Please include a CV and three suggested references. Email inquiries and/or applications should be addressed to rawelch@wisc.edu. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows.

Job Duties: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Welch lab starting July 1, 2014 to identify targets and mechanisms of new antibiotics. These studies will involve creation and screening of mutant libraries using a variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens. Biochemical characterization of putative cellular targets will be undertaken.

Deadline: August 31, 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: Jennifer Cox
Contact Phone: (608) 263-4876
Contact Email: jcox@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 Intern
Contact Department: Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Salary: $30,000
Percent Time: 33%
Begin/End Dates: June 2014 - May 2015
Contact Name/Address: Michael D. Samuel, 204 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706
Contact Phone: (608) 263-6882
Contact Email: mdsamuel@wisc.edu

Requirements:

Job Duties: Based in large part on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, free-ranging wildlife has always been considered a public trust resource and not a marketable commodity. While there are many merits to this model, it is extremely difficult to economically value wildlife when necessary. This study will conduct a preliminary assessment of the economic value of free-ranging wildlife resources in the United States. Among the metrics we may summarize are levels of participation, direct expenditures, indirect economic benefits, and expenditures for management of the wildlife within the United States. Our goal is to provide a basic summary of the economic importance of wildlife resources for use in policy and management decisions. We are seeking a part-time (approximately 1/3-1/2 time) research intern to review and synthesize the primary literature on economic values of wildlife in the US. Based on published, unpublished (e.g., Website and gray literature), and personal communication, summarize available information on the economic values for wildlife and other natural resources. Economic values will be standardized to a similar time frame using economic inflation and/or trends in participants. This position is offered at University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology in collaboration with the US Geological Survey.

Deadline: July 15, 2014


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Department of Pediatrics
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Percent Time: 100%
Begin/End Dates: June 1, 2014 - May 30, 2017
Contact Name/Address: Judith A Smith, H4/472 CSC UW Hospital, Madison, WI 53792
Contact Phone: (608) 263-1251
Contact Email: jsmith27@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Requirements: A post-doctoral position is available through the Department of Pediatrics to study the development of immune memory during Brucella infection. Brucella spp. invade and replicate within macrophages, establishing chronic infections in humans and a murine model. Exciting evidence suggests faulty CD8 T cell memory contributes to failure to eradicate infection. The minimum requirement is a PhD in immunology, microbiology, or a closely related field. Experience in both areas would be preferred. Useful experimental expertise includes microbiology techniques, cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, biochemistry, quantitative PCR, and experience with mice. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, CV and names of three references to Dr. Judy Smith at jsmith27@pediatrics.wisc.edu.

Job Duties: Flow cytometry, mouse experiments, cell culture, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology techniques, quantitative PCR, biochemistry. Potential supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. Primary responsibility for manuscript preparation. Good communication skills and team building skills.

Deadline: September 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: 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