Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Open Position:

A position is open in Dr. Dwinell's lab:

-Postdoctoral Candidate-

    The Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Cancer Research in the Tumor Progression and Metastasis Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center invites applications for a postdoctoral candidate. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with research and technical expertise in cellular and molecular biology as well as preclinical models, and with superior communication skills to lead translational research projects aimed broadly at understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms of cancer invasion and metastasis.

    The successful applicant will be adept at using 2D and 3D cell culture systems as well as preclinical models to investigate the cellular, biochemical, and metabolic signaling pathways that regulate cellular motility in inflammation and cancer. The candidate will also complete pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic and potency / efficacy studies following treatment with small molecule or biologic compounds. The translational research will be interdisciplinary and include a number of the following aspects: molecular cloning, cell culture, biochemical assays and signal processing, histopathology, flow cytometry, and small animal imaging and handling.  

    The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell / Molecular Biology, or Immunology or an advanced degree in a related field of study. Preference will be given to those applicants with documented practical experience in tumor progression and metastasis including studies of energy metabolism, tumor inflammation / immunology, the tumor microenvironment, chemokine/cytokine biology and/or G protein coupled receptor signaling. Applicant will present scientific results in project and departmental meetings, as well as national and international conferences, as well as high-impact scientific publications, and will communicate with the rest of the team in project meetings, journal clubs, and funding agency documentation. The applicant should enjoy providing practical and theoretical training for doctoral and medical student members of the research team and promote scientific collaboration within the research group. He/she will have excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills. Highly motivated candidates should forward a statement of interest and curriculum vitae to Michael B. Dwinell, PhD (mdwinell@mcw.edu).


Michael B. Dwinell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The Medical College of Wisconsin

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI  53226


http://www.mcw.edu/mmg                                           EEO/AA/M/F/D/V




Employment and Fellowships

 

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

 

Post-doctoral opportunities are available in several active research groups within a dynamic and interactive department offering newly renovated space, state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities. The Medical College of Wisconsin is expanding and developing multiple interdisciplinary initiatives. Milwaukee offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, good schools and a variety of career opportunities.

Post-Doctoral Opportunities Include:

  • Dr. Joseph Barbieri - bacterial pathogenesis: molecular mechanisms of toxin action
  • Dr. Michael Dwinell - mucosal immunology: chemokines in epithelial innate immunity and host defense  (SEE AD ABOVE)
  • Dr. Dara Frank - bacterial pathogenesis: genetic regulation of exotoxin synthesis
  • Dr. Amy Hudson - viral immune evasion
  • Dr. William Jackson - viral genetics, virus-host cell interactions
  • Dr. Christopher Kristich - signal transduction and antibiotic resistance in gram-positive bacteria
  • Dr. Roy Long - molecular genetics: mechanisms resulting in the asymmetric localization of mRNA in S. cerevesiae
  • Dr. Mark McNally - RNA processing (splicing and polyadenylation) in cells and viruses
  • Dr. Vera Tarakanova - Virus-associated tumorigenesis, virus-host interactions
  • Dr. Scott Terhune - Human Cytomegalovirus-host cell protein interactions during infection
  • Dr. Paula Traktman - molecular genetics and pox virology: kinase/phosphatase signaling, DNA replication, virion morphogenesis
  • Dr. Thomas Zahrt - bacterial pathogenesis and host-cell interactions 

Interested candidates may apply directly to the faculty or to: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V


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