MCW Cell & Developmental Biology and Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

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  Transcriptional Regulation of GI Development and Function

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Battle laboratory for a highly motivated, ambitious candidate interested in contributing to research to understand mechanisms of transcriptional regulation of gastrointestinal development, function, and disease. Projects in the lab focus on how transcription factors establish boundaries in the GI tract, how transcription factors regulate early aspects of GI development, and how these mechanisms relate to diseases such as short bowel syndrome, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. The successful applicant will have experience in cell, developmental, and/or molecular biology. Experience with techniques including Southern blotting, qRT-PCR, Affymetrix gene arrays, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, histology, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence would be beneficial. Experience with animal handling is also desired. Applicants with experience in stem cell biology are also encouraged to apply as we are expanding our research program to stem cell based approaches to study GI development and disease. Excellent communication skills are essential. Interested individuals should email, mail, or fax a CV, description of research ideas and interests, career goals, and the names of three references to:

Michele A. Battle, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8089
(414) 955-6517 (fax)
mbattle@mcw.edu

  Synaptic Plasticity

A postdoctoral position is available for an enthusiastic, hard-working individual to develop innovative research programs in the area of synaptic plasticity. The successful candidate will carry out pharmacological and structural-functional studies on recombinant receptors expressed in organotypic hippocampal cultures or in vivo. The laboratory has a strong multidisciplinary vocation. State-of-the-art electrophysiology and imaging technologies will be combined with molecular biology approaches in order to understand how individual molecules contribute to neuronal function.

Applicants should have a good background on molecular biology and/or electrophysiology. Experience in cellular biology techniques and animal handling are also desirable, but extensive training will be provided.

Send or fax your CV and references to Nashaat Gerges, PhD at the address or fax below.

Nashaat Gerges, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-6517 (fax)
ngerges@mcw.edu

  Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanotransduction and Pain

The Stucky laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with significant molecular biology experience. Valued skills include knowledge and experience with qPCR, microarrays, RNAseq, cloning, and transgenic animal generation. In turn, the postdoctoral fellow will have an opportunity to become an expert in electrophysiology by learning teased fiber recordings, patch clamp recordings, as well as calcium imaging techniques. Ongoing projects in the lab include mechanisms underlying mechanotransduction in sensory neurons and keratinocytes, inflammatory hypersensitivity, sickle cell disease pain, Crohn’s disease pain and mechanisms of pain in aging. Projects utilize a variety of resources to probe mechanisms of somatosensation, such as conditional transgenic lines, retrograde tracing and optogenetics. Qualified applicants should have a recently obtained PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or physiology. Interest in writing independent grant applications and prior writing experience is favorable.

Please contact Dr. Stucky at cstucky@mcw.edu and include your CV and brief description of your research experience, interests and goals. Visit the Stucky Lab website.

Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD
Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8373
(414) 955-6517 (fax)
cstucky@mcw.edu
Stucky Lab website

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