Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy (CBNA)

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow Position to Study Pain and Touch at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary: NIH Scale

Team Stucky seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to lead studies related to one or more of our exciting research areas including 1) roles of keratinocytes and other non-neuronal cells in touch and thermal detection after tissue injury, 2) mechanisms driving acute and chronic pain in Fabry disease, a lysosomal storage disease, 3) causes of acute and chronic pain in sickle cell disease, 4) roles of the inflammasome in chronic pain, and 5) molecular mechanisms that underlie migraine headache. To research these topics, the Stucky Lab uses a variety of approaches including optogenetics, spontaneous and evoked animal behavior, patch clamp electrophysiology, in vivo and ex vivo teased fiber electrophysiology, calcium imaging, sniffer cells, biomolecular probes and top down mass spectroscopy. Translational projects are available and collaboration and communication with clinicians from the major adjacent hospitals occurs within the lab regularly. Team Stucky is highly interactive and has multiple ongoing collaborations with other labs in various departments at MCW and at other institutes. We seek PhDs who are highly motivated, mature, and possess excellent interpersonal skills and writing skills. Opportunities are available for presentations at national and international scientific conferences and for applying for independent funding. Team Stucky has a strong track record of both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students being awarded their own competitive NIH funding.

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience or related biomedical science field. Experience in molecular biology, immunology or electrophysiology is desired; interest in learning electrophysiology is required.

Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references to Dr. Cheryl Stucky at

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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
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd. 
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8089 | (414) 955-6517 (fax) |

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