Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position in Vascular Biology

The James Thomson Lab in the Department of Regenerative Biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research is recruiting a post doctoral research associate to study Vascular Biology. The Vascular Biology Post Doc will work as part of a team on preclinical models of Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels (TEBV). This team will integrate cutting edge cell biology and molecular biology with biomedical engineering. Projects will include cell differentiation, characterization and assessing functionality for the cell types required to produce a TEBV, and optimizing cellular attachment and growth on artificial scaffolds.  

Please send CV to James Thomson: jthomson@morgridge.org


Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Timing

The James Thomson Lab in the Department of Regenerative Biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research is recruiting a post doctoral research associate to study human developmental timing. Developmental Timing Projects will include studying the underlying molecular mechanisms of species-specific developmental timing using pluripotent stem cells, and how to influence the developmental clock for future clinical applications. The Developmental Timing Project will use cutting edge technologies, such as RNA-Seq, single cell sequencing and confocal microscopy, along with computational biology, and include working with a team of statisticians and computational biologists within the Regenerative Biology group.

Please send CV to James Thomson: jthomson@morgridge.org


Postdoctoral Scholars in Cell Biology of Neuronal Trafficking

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Roy lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The selected candidate(s) will have considerable freedom to operate and develop their research career. They can either lead promising ongoing projects, or initiate and develop independent research projects within the broad realm of neuronal transport and trafficking. Candidate will receive active feedback and guidance in experimental planning, data presentation, manuscript writing, and development of grant proposals, as applicable. It is expected that the candidate would develop an outstanding publication record (for publications of previous trainees from the Roy lab.

A general approach in the lab is to develop simple cellular models of normal and abnormal biological phenotypes – using dissociated neurons, 3-D organoids, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC's) – and test predictions from these models in brains. Key publications using this approach are listed below, for a full list please see: http://www.roylab.org/publications.html. Current projects include novel uses of CRISPR-Cas9 technology in cellular model-systems of neurodegenerative diseases, optogenetic approaches to study slow axonal transport, and use of iPSC’s to explore human cell biology. The lab has ongoing collaborations with researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the Waisman Center, and other investigators at UW-Madison; and is located on modern, state of the art laboratory and office space overlooking lake Mendota (within the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research or WIMR-II tower: WIMR-II-science-without-walls).

Requirements: The candidate must be motivated to pursue basic biomedical research and have a desire to discover new things. S/he should have a doctorate degree in cell/molecular biology or a relevant area with at least one major publication (regular journals or biorxiv). Experience in molecular biology, advanced light microscopy and live imaging is desirable. The candidate must be able to work collegially with others, and is expected to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. Women, minorities, and disadvantaged candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send CV and names/contact information of three references to roy27@wisc.edu.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Surgery

Positions available on a NIH NIDCD T32 training grant here at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the Department of Surgery. Postdoctoral fellows accepted into the program will engage in a mentored laboratory research project as well as a clinical research project. Individualized learning plans, as well as a basic science mentor and a clinical research mentor will ensure a well rounded experience in laboratory and clinical research, while understanding the essentials of translating research from the bench to the bedside. The training experience will traditionally cover a two-year period. Postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to submit an individual F32 fellowship grant to the NIH to extend their training period when appropriate. Stellar postdoctoral fellows who make remarkable achievements during their training will be encouraged to submit a career development grant through UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW-ICTR) or a Pathway to Independence application to NIH to fund an additional year of postdoctoral training.

If you know of any persons who might be interested please have them contact voiceresearchtraining@surgery.wisc.edu.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Laboratory of Vascular Biology

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the Guo Laboratory of Vascular Biology at University of Wisconsin, Madison, to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of vascular diseases with a focus on BET epigenetic readers in vascular stenosis. The research team has published in PNAS, EBioMedicine, J Controlled Release, Circulation CVI, and Stem Cells. Guo lab research topics include signaling transduction, cell proliferation and de-differentiation, apoptosis and vascular inflammation, as well as translational applications using nanoparticles. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology/biochemistry or cell biology or related biomedical fields are required. Experiences in ChIPseq or Co-IP, animal models, immunohistology and pathology are desired. The incumbent will join a group of scientists who value multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to address fundamental questions underlying human diseases. Job duties will include designing and conducting experiments, participating in preparation of research manuscripts and grants, and contributing to other team efforts related to research projects. Please send curriculum vitae to: Lian-Wang Guo, PhD., Lianwangguo@wisc.edu


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Surgery

Positions available on a NIH NIDCD T32 training grant here at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the Department of Surgery. Postdoctoral fellows accepted into the program will engage in a mentored laboratory research project as well as a clinical research project. Individualized learning plans, as well as a basic science mentor and a clinical research mentor will ensure a well rounded experience in laboratory and clinical research, while understanding the essentials of translating research from the bench to the bedside. The training experience will traditionally cover a two-year period. Postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to submit an individual F32 fellowship grant to the NIH to extend their training period when appropriate. Stellar postdoctoral fellows who make remarkable achievements during their training will be encouraged to submit a career development grant through UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW-ICTR) or a Pathway to Independence application to NIH to fund an additional year of postdoctoral training.

If you know of any persons who might be interested please have them contact voiceresearchtraining@surgery.wisc.edu.


 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Stem Cell Virology

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Robert F. Kalejta in the Institute for Molecular Virology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, and Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Kalejta lab is interested in Human Cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis, and focuses specifically on viral latency and modulation of the cell cycle (search Google or PubMed for more information). Projects are available specifically to use ES and IPS cells as models to study viral latency and reactivation. No virology experience is needed, but the ability to culture ES/IPS cells is required. Please forward a cover letter briefly describing your past research, future goals, and preferred starting date, along with a CV containing the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Robert Kalejta. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Emery Bresnick Cell & Regenerative Biology web page

UW-Madison Blood Research Program

‚ÄčThe Bresnick laboratory is recruiting one or two postdoctoral fellows to join our group in the UW-Madison Blood Research Program in the Wisconsin Institutes For Medical Research (WIMR) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The Blood Research Program provides a cutting-edge scholarly environment for conducting innovative basic and translational research. We use multidisciplinary approaches to understand important biological processes, including stem/progenitor cell function, normal and malignant hematopoiesis, and epigenetics. Such approaches include genomics, proteomics, chemical genetics, and computational analysis, as well as traditional molecular, cellular, and biochemical methodologies. In addition to elucidating biological principles, we aim to develop innovative therapeutic strategies based on targeting novel mechanisms.

The successful candidate(s) will develop both independent and collaborative research efforts in one or more of our focal areas and will obtain rigorous training in the further development of critical thinking skills, grant/manuscript writing and other skills required to successfully compete for academic and private sector positions in biomedical science. Please apply to ehbresni@wisc.edu with your cv, and details regarding potential areas of interest. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.