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Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery/Biomedical Engineering
Salary: $42,840 (NIH Standard)
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: May 1, 2015
Contact Name: Dr. Krishanu Saha
Contact Address: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715
Contact Phone: 608-316-4313
Contact Email: ksaha@wisc.edu

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical or chemical engineering, bioengineering, genomics, or a closely related field. This individual should have a strong background in molecular biology techniques as well as considerable experience in stem cell culture, preferably with human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Familiarity or interest in gene editing and deriving differentiated neural cells/tissues from hPSCs is required.

Job Duties: The Research Associate (Postdoc) will work on Burroughs Wellcome and EPA funded research projects to derive 2-D and 3-D neural tissues from hPSCs for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, drug discovery, and toxicity 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 advanced gene editing techniques, standard immunocytochemical detection assays, confocal imaging and analysis, biomaterials, 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. Additionally, the Research Associate will assist with training and supervision of student research associated with parent grant projects.

Deadline: April 30, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: Biomedical Engineering
Salary: $42,000
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: May 1, 2015
Contact Name: Dr. Pam Kreeger
Contact Address: 1550 Engineering Dr, ECB 2154. Madison, WI 53706
Contact Email: kreeger@wisc.edu

Requirements: A highly motivated individual with doctoral training in biomedical engineering, systems biology, cell biology, or other closely related disciplines is being sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela Kreeger (www.kreegerlab.org). High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) tumors have subtle changes in the relative levels of multiple proteins distributed across the cellular network, setting up cellular networks that are qualitatively the same (i.e., nearly all components are present and have normal functionality) but quantitatively very different. The outlined research program will seek to analyze how this quantitative variation impacts progression in HGSOC. Using both primary cells and established lines, we are developing in vitro culture systems that mimic the in vivo environment of HGSOC. With these model systems, we will experimentally examine how different quantitative network combinations influence likelihood of tumor progression and utilize statistical and computational methods to identify patterns that influence tumor progression, providing potential treatment strategies.

Job Duties: Applicants should hold, or be about to complete, a PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, cell or molecular biology, systems biology, or a related field. Candidates will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers. Experience with cell and molecular biology techniques, developing in vitro disease models or computational analysis are highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants will be expected to integrate into a multidisciplinary setting composed of clinicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to the email address provided. Position is for one year period with opportunity to renew; start date is flexible.

Deadline: April 30, 2015


Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Medicine, Division of Endocinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Salary: $28,595
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: June 1, 2015 or earlier
Contact Name: Dudley Lamming, PhD
Contact Email: dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required; Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, or health-related field preferred. Undergraduate research experience or internship, or experience as a technician running the day-to-day operations of a biomedical laboratory preferred. Experience with DNA cloning and maintaining a mouse colony is highly desirable. This position can begin starting June 1 or sooner and extends for one year after hire with the possibility of renewal depending on performance. Applications should include curriculum vitae with contact information for two to three references and cover letter with a brief summary of research interests.

Job Duties: The candidate will be responsible for facilitating the research program of Dr. Dudley Lamming in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Lamming's research focuses on the roles of specific proteins in the biology of age-related diseases such as diabetes, and whether targeting these protein pathways might be of potential use in the treatment of diabetes and aging-related diseases. Specific duties include: 1. Work with Dr. Lamming and other laboratory members to conduct high quality research. Principle duties will include nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, mouse phenotyping, and general lab maintenance. 2. Assist with maintenance of mouse colony, including husbandry (breeding, weaning, mouse identification), genotyping, and record keeping/database maintenance. 3. Assist Dr. Lamming with research-related tasks such as bio-safety committee, Research Animal Review Committee (RARC), and institutional review board (IRB) applications/documentation, and maintaining fiscal and granting agency records. 4. Manage research budgets; maintain inventory of supplies; submit requests for price quotations and generate price comparisons for the PI; order new supplies and equipment; maintain equipment. 5. Supervise, orient, coordinate and manage undergraduate research assistants (student hourly position holders) hired to assist with research projects. 6. Prepare research protocols, training manuals and forms under Dr. Lamming's direction. 7. Assist Dr. Lamming in administrative duties related to the laboratory and research conducted. 8. Miscellaneous job duties as assigned.

Deadline: April 15, 2015


Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Contact Department: WCER
Salary: 34,000-45,000
Percent Time: 50%
Begin Date: April 15, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2017
Contact Name: Mary Hegge
Contact Address: 242 Ed. Sci. 1025 W. Johnson St. Madison, WI 53706
Contact Email: mary.hegge@wisc.edu
Contact Phone: 608-262-9173

Requirements: Ph.D.; STEM or Social Sciences Experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level; Evidence of participation with teaching-related professional development. Examples include, but are not limited to,: Delta Certificate in Research, Teaching, and Learning (delta.wisc.edu); Experience with learning assessment or program evaluation a plus

Job Duties: Delta works to develop a national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers. Delta's strategic leverage point is the preparation of graduate students and post-docs to be that future national faculty. The role of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to sustainably develop and evaluate programming to increase the number of Teaching-As-Research interns produced each year. Specific responsibilities of this position include the following: Develop, implement and evaluate models for program growth with a focus on sustaining the effort; Engage in a research study around program development and participant outcomes; Co-facilitate preparatory workshops each semester as well as a graduate seminar; One-on-one work with interns to develop their project ideas and navigate IRB requirements; Work collaboratively with Delta staff and with faculty & staff at UW-Madison and local colleges and universities to develop internship opportunities; Act as a liaison between UW-Madison interns and the CIRTL TAR capstone community and evaluate the impact of participation on interns.

Deadline: April 15, 2015


Title: Research Intern
Contact Department: Surgical Sciences
Salary: Minimum $28,595 annual
Percent Time: 100%
Begin Date: May 26, 2015 or earlier
Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Contact Name: Sara A. Colopy, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Contact Address: School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Contact Email: colopys@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
Contact Phone: 608-262-4580

Requirements: The candidate should hold a BS in the biological sciences or related field. This person should have 1-2 years of experience working in a laboratory, including experience in mouse handling. This position can begin starting May 26 or sooner and extends for one year after hire with the possibility of renewal depending on performance. Applications should include curriculum vitae with contact information for two to three references and cover letter with a brief summary of research interests and expected availability date.

Job Duties: The research intern will perform research related to urinary bladder healing in mouse and tissue culture models. Principal duties will include mouse colony maintenance, conducting mouse-based trials including general anesthesia and bladder instillations, dissection of mouse tissue, and performing assays such as IHC, ISH, and Real Time PCR. The candidate will be required to adhere to all animal protocols, which include specific training in lab animal species (mouse, rodent surgeries). Other responsibilities may include purchasing laboratory supplies, maintaining laboratory records such as animal, biosafety and chemical hygiene protocols, maintaining mouse colonies, participation in regular lab meetings, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Deadline: April 6, 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: 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: 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: 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