Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

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  Postdoctoral Fellow Position to Study Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

March 1, 2016

Cheryl Stucky, PhDThe Stucky Lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to drive studies of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie pain in sickle cell disease.

Pain is a devastating hallmark of sickle cell disease and an area of great unmet clinical need. Underlying causes of the pain are unknown. Our focus is highly translational as we are doing in vitro and in vivo experiments in animal models of sickle cell disease and in parallel, working with patients with sickle cell disease. Our lab has strong expertise in electrophysiological, cellular and behavioral neuroscience approaches. Therefore, the candidate would receive expert training in the unique functional techniques we are known for including teased fiber “skin nerve” electrophysiology and patch clamp electrophysiology. In turn, we are seeking candidates with strong scientific expertise in complimentary areas including the immune system, molecular biology, hematology or neurobiology. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop an independent research track stemming from the sickle cell pain project. Additional qualifications are excellent interpersonal and writing skills. The position is currently funded by NIH through 4/2019.

Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for references to Dr. Cheryl Stucky, Medical College of Wisconsin at

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

  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)

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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

(414) 955-8261
(414) 955-6517 (fax)

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